Awards and Scholarships

This list of awards is by no means inclusive. Please note that the English Department also maintains a page on graduate student competitions and also offer opportunities for travel funding for conferences and research. You may also wish to consult the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ financial support page for additional opportunities, as well as SOGS’ list of financial programs and scholarships.

External Awards

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Value: $5,000 per term for 2 or 3 terms
Deadline: Set internally by the English Department.
More Information: See the Department of English information page for OGS for details.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Award (SSHRC)

Value: $17,500 for one year (CGS Master’s); $20,000 per year for 12, 24, 36, or 48 months (Doctoral Fellowship); $35,000 per year for 36 months (CGS Doctoral Scholarship)
Deadline: Set internally by the English Department.
More information: See the SSHRC website for details.

J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship Trust

Value: $5000
Deadline: See website below.
More information: To be eligible, applicant’s income cannot exceed < $25 000 including this award. See the Fellowship’s website for details.

The W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship

Value: $10 000
Deadline: See website below.
More information: You must apply to your home university, who will select a short-list of recommended candidates. For details, please see the Scholarship’s website.

Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships

Value: Variable
Deadline: See website below.
More information: Please see the CFUW website for details.

Departmental Awards

Sara Marie Jones Memorial Scholarship in English

Value: $325
Deadline: Early May
More information: Awarded to the best submitted essay by a first year doctoral student in UWO’s English program. See the Faculty of Arts and Humanities list of Donor Funded Awards for details.

The Carl F. and Margaret E. Klinck Prize

Value: $2000
Deadline: April
More information: Awarded for outstanding work in a thesis in the field of Canadian literature; nominees must be in the fourth year of their PhD or beyond. See the Faculty of Arts and Humanities list of Donor Funded Awards for details.

The McIntosh Prize

Value: Up to $900
Deadline: May
More information: Awarded for the best public lecture given by a fourth-year doctoral student on a topic growing out of his or her thesis. See the Faculty of Arts and Humanities list of Donor Funded Awards for details.

Dr. Betty Bandeen Graduate Award in English

Value: $1800
Deadline: October 31
More information: Awarded in odd years to a full time Masters or Doctoral program student. See the Faculty of Arts and Humanities list of Donor Funded Awards for details.

SOGS Awards and Subsidies

125th Anniversary Scholarship

Value: $1250
Deadline: April
More information: Two scholarships are available for Master’s students and two for PhD students; applicants will be judged based on academic performance as well as contribution to the academic community. Please see the SOGS website for details.

Peggy Collins Memorial Award

Value: $1000, depending on funds available
Deadline: October
More information: Awarded to a part-time graduate student; preference will be given to individuals who are in the workforce full-time; have family commitments; and are involved in the community at Western or the community at large. Please see the SOGS website for details.

Graduate Student Teaching Awards

Value: $500
Deadline: December (Fall half-course) and April (Winter half-course; full course)
More information: Graduate student TAs are nominated by students and course instructors; winners will receive their award at a ceremony in May of each year. For more information, see the award website.

SOGS Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Bursary

Value: $1000
Deadline: September 30; January 31; May 31
More information: Available to full-time members of SOGS who are Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. Please see the SOGS website for details.

Grad Club Bursary

Value: $500
Deadline: September 30; January 31; May 31
More information: Available to any full-time member of SOGS. Please see the SOGS website for details.

SOGS Joint Fund for Graduate Student Research Scholarship

Value: up to $600.
Deadline: One month prior to the event or activity to be funded
More information: This award funds graduate academic events and activities on campus. Please see this page for more details.

SOGS Child Care Subsidy

Value: $400 per semester
Deadline: The last business day of each term
More information: These limited subsidies are intended to offset the costs of child care services and are awarded based on financial need. Please see the SOGS website for details.

SOGS Travel Subsidy

Value: up to $400
Deadline: The last business day of each term
More information: Awarded to help with the costs of travel for academic conferences; assessment will be based on demonstrated financial need. Please see the SOGS website for details.

University Awards

Mary Routledge Fellowship

Value: Variable
Deadline: January 15
More information: Awarded to full-time graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities; awarded to cover expenses incurred as a result of a need to consult archival material off-campus or to travel in the context of a student’s research. See the Faculty of Arts and Humanities list of Donor Funded Awards for details.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate Awards

Value: Variable
Deadline: usually January; see A&H webpage for actual deadlines
More information: Requires demonstrable financial need; awarded to support graduate travel and research. See the Faculty of Arts and Humanities list of Donor Funded Awards for details.

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