Application deadine for the 2013-2014 academic year is Monday, February 24, 2014. Masters and PhD students at Concordia working with a professor in the School of Canadian Irish Studies on an Irish-related project in any discipline and with a demonstrable track-record of interest in Irish Studies at Concordia are eligible to apply. Address your application to the School of Canadian Irish Studies Graduate Scholarship Committee. Applications should consist of a project description, an outline of affiliation and involvement with the School of Canadian Irish Studies, a CV, and a short list of funding already received.
School of Canadian Irish Studies Graduate Scholarship Committee
School of Canadian Irish Studies
1455 De Maisonneuve West, H 1001
Montréal, Québec H3G 1M8
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In addition to the various sources of regular funding available to Concordia graduate students as outlined below, the School of Canadian Irish Studies will offer annual bursaries to support graduate students in Irish Studies. The bursaries will range from up to $5,000 annually for a Masters student and up to $10,000 annually for a PhD student. It should be noted that it is generally expected that graduate students in Irish Studies would hold other sources of funding, and the Scholarship Committee of the School of Canadian Irish Studies reserves the right to allocate these bursaries in accordance with the academic priorities of the School. While it is generally expected that graduate students in Irish Studies would hold other sources of funding, the bursaries offered by the School of Canadian Irish Studies are intended as supplemental sources of support, such as when Concordia funding runs out and/or in the case of international students who are not eligible for certain Canadian and Quebec government funding opportunities. It should be noted that in all instances the Scholarship Committee of the School of Canadian Irish Studies reserves the right to adjust and re-allocate its bursaries in accordance with the academic priorities of the School.
Please Note: Graduate students in Irish Studies are considered those working on an Irish- or Irish Diaspora-related subject with a professor from the School of Canadian Irish Studies within one of the following academic programs: PhD in Humanities; a Masters or PhD in Individualized Program; or a Masters or PhD in a separate department (e.g. History; English; Sociology and Anthropology; Cinema; Theatre; or another discipline approved of by the School of Canadian Irish Studies Scholarship Committee.)
General funding for graduate students at Concordia University
Concordia graduate students have access to several types of competitive funding in the form of fellowships, awards and assistantships from the Faculty of Arts and Science, its departments, and the School of Graduate Studies.
The Faculty of Arts and Science offers, on a competitive basis, recruitment fellowships to incoming students valued at $7000 for one year in MA programs and $12,000 per year for three years at the PhD level. In addition, graduate students are eligible to hold teaching assistantships through their departments and to work as research assistants with faculty members and research centres in the Faculty.
Incoming students who win major external awards (e.g. SSHRC, FRSQ) are offered top-up funding from the School of Graduate Studies valued at $6,000 at the Master’s level and $10,000 for PhDs. Doctoral students are also eligible to receive $15,000 in funding for one year following the expiry of their external award. The School of Graduate Studies also provides thesis completion awards to select doctoral students on a competitive basis.
Graduate students are eligible for additional Concordia University Graduate Fellowships and International Student Fee Remissions through the School of Graduate Studies.
In addition to recruitment funding, the Faculty of Arts and Science provides support, on a competitive basis, to students who are organizing academic conferences at Concordia or are traveling to present papers, posters or exhibits at academic conferences elsewhere. The School of Graduate Studies also offers support, on a competitive basis, to students presenting papers at conferences. The School of Graduate Studies also administers the distribution of various prizes and awards that are targeted to students in particular fields and disciplines. For a complete list of these awards, see the Graduate Awards Directory.
Students applying to Concordia from elsewhere in Canada should be aware that tuition rates in Quebec are among the lowest in North America. In particular, at the PhD level, all Canadian students and permanent residents pay Quebec fees regardless of their province of origin or domicile at the time of application.
International Students Applying to Concordia
International students applying for graduate studies at Concordia are eligible for the various forms of financial support outlined above, with the exception of SSHRC and FQRSC. The bursaries offered by the School of Canadian Irish Studies can be particularly helpful for international students, especially so when other sources of funding run out. International students should also pursue funding opportunities from national agencies and various foundations in their home countries. For example, in the United States there is the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Foundation Center lists many others. One such opportunity for students at Canadian universities are the $7,000 Dobbin Scholarships offered annually by the Ireland Canada University Foundation for short-term research trips to Ireland.