History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Funding

Fellowships, Scholarships and Teaching Assistantships

 

A comprehensive list of major scholarships and awards for which applicants and current students may be eligible can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website.  Applicants and students may also search out funding from external sources, such as the Iter FellowshipKress Foundation Grants and CASVA Fellowships to name a few.

Posted below the current year’s application deadlines are the fellowships and scholarships which students should take particular note of with the approximate deadline dates for applications.

PhD Students – Fellowships and Scholarships

Students admitted to the PhD program will receive a five-year financial package that includes for each year $16,500 plus tuition. International students will have their higher tuition fully paid with this offer.  In addition to this package, top applicants may be offered an entry award and those holding major external awards may be offered a top-up award.

The sources of funding may vary from year-to-year and may include one or more of the following components:

  • SSHRC or OGS scholarship: you will be expected to apply for these each year in October and the Winter term respectively.  No TA hours will be required if you apply for and receive a SSHRC or OGS scholarship.
  • Connaught Fund scholarship
  • Univeristy of Toronto Fellowship
  • TA – Teaching Assistantship(s)
  • RA – Research Assistantship(s)

This funding package is contingent in part on your maintaining satisfactory progress toward completion of your degree and acceptance of any work assignment provided as part of the package.

The Department and the School of Graduate Studies provide additional support for research and conference travel. These are available to students upon completion of their exams. Applications for other fellowships and scholarship funds are made available in the fall of each year, usually a year prior to the date they commence.

Information on deadline dates for submitting applications for next year will be posted in the Department as soon as received.

MA Students

Eligible MA applicants should apply for a SSHRC CGS-M and/or OGS scholarship the year before their intended MA start date.  Top applicants may be offered a small entry award, and SSHRC/OGS recipients may be offered a top-up award.

2018-2019 Scholarship and Award Deadlines

 

Departmental Deadlines for Scholarships and Awards

The table below lists the Departmental Deadlines for scholarship and award applications that must be submitted to the Graduate Department of Art.  Applications sent directly to SGS will not be considered.

DEPARTMENTAL DEADLINE

AWARD

September 14, 2018

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships SSHRC

TBD

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship (program is being restructured, new date TBA

 Mid-October, 2018

OGS: U of T Online application opens to students

October 15, 2018

SSHRC Doctoral/CGS D Awards

December 3, 2018

CGS M – SSHRC Awards: Online application closes to students

TBA

John C. Polanyi Prize

TBA

NAGS/NEAGS Master’s Thesis & Dissertation Awards

TBA

Connaught International Scholarship

TBA

C. David Naylor Scholarship

TBA

CAGS/ProQuest & Leyerle-CIFAR Prize

TBA

Ontario Trillium Scholarship

TBA

Governor General’s Gold Medal

March 22, 2019

OGS International Awards

TBA

SGS University-wide Awards Competition

May 10, 2019

OGS (Domestic) Awards

TBA

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

SGS Deadlines for Scholarships and Awards

The table below lists Scholarships and Awards for which students must apply directly to SGS.  Please see the SGS website for instructions.

DEADLINE

APPLY TO SGS

September 24, 2018

CGS-Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (Fall 2018)

November 15, 2018

Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award

November 30, 2018

Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship

December 3, 2018

SWAAC Graduate Student Award of Merit

January 14, 2019

Mackenzie King Scholarship

May 27, 2019

CGS-Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (Spring 2019)

SGS – Other Awards, Grants & Bursaries

Various grants and bursaries are available to graduate students at U of T.  Please see the relevant dates and deadlines in the table below.  Applications should be submitted to SGS directly, and more information can be found on the SGS website.

DEADLINE

Conference/Travel/Summer Gym

October 1, 2018

SGS Conference Grant (Fall 2018): Online application opens to students

October 15, 2018

SGS Conference Grant (Fall 2018): Online application closes to students

October 22, 2018

SGS Conference Grant (Fall 2018): Online application closes to supervisors

January 31, 2019

Master’s Completion Bursary (all programs): Fall session deadline to submit application to SGS

February 12, 2019

SGS Travel Grant: Online application opens for students

February, 2019 (TBC)

SGS Indigenous Graduate Travel Award: Student application due to SAGE

March 4, 2019

SGS Travel Grant: Online application closes for students

March 8, 2019

SGS Travel Grant: Online application closes for supervisors

March 11, 2019

SGS Conference Grant (Winter 2019): Application opens for students

March 25, 2019

SGS Conference Grant (Winter 2019): Application closes for students

March 29, 2019

SGS Conference Grant (Winter 2019): Application closes for supervisors

May 15, 2019

SGS Summer Gym Bursary: Application opens for students

August 31, 2019

SGS Summer Gym Bursary: Application closes for students

April 30, 2019

Master’s Completion Bursary (all programs): Winter session deadline to submit application to SGS

MA Scholarships and Awards

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) CGS-M

Information on the competitive Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships – Masters is usually received in September. The deadline for applications to the Department is approximately December 1 each year when the online application system closes. Applications must be made through the NSERC tri-agency harmonized online application system.

More information about this fellowship can be found on the SGS website here and the NSERC website here.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

The OGS application system usually opens in mid-October of each year.  Applications must be received by our Department by the appropriate deadline – normally March for international students and late April – early May for domestic students.  Students who wish to be considered for the University of Toronto Open Fellowship should usually have applied for the OGS.

More information, application instructions and the online application system for this scholarship can be found on the SGS website.

Teetzel Fellowship

Students in University College should note that the generous bequest of Mrs Rita K. Teetzel (U.C. 1912) provides for four student awards. The Rita K. Teetzel Fellowship (value $4,000) is for a student who enrols in either a graduate program in art history or a program of professional training in art, architecture or urban design (in a degree program at a recognized institution).

Special MA Scholarship

Information on this Scholarship is usually received in September. One must be nominated by a faculty member and the deadline for application is December 1st. Application forms must be specifically requested by the Chair of the Department.

Doctoral Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health. Applications are due to the Department usually by mid-September.

Students wishing to apply for a Vanier CGS can review information provided on the SGS website and the application requirements here.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Awards

Information for these competitive Canada wide awards (Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships) is usually received in September. The deadline for applications to the Department is usually mid-October – applicants must complete the web-based application and submit a hard copy along with official transcripts and reference letters to the Graduate office by the Departmental deadline.

Students should verify whether their application should be submitted to their current University or directly to SSHRC.  More information about these scholarships and application instructions can be found on the SSHRC website here.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

The OGS application system usually opens in mid-October of each year.  Applications must be received by our Department by the appropriate deadline – normally March for international students and late April – early May for domestic students.  Students who wish to be considered for the University of Toronto Open Fellowship should usually have applied for the OGS.

More information, application instructions and the online application system for this scholarship can be found on the SGS website.

Connaught Scholarship

This Scholarship is the prestige award of the Graduate School and the University of Toronto for 1st year doctoral students maintaining an “A” standing. Application for this award is by Departmental recommendation only.

Mary H. Beatty Fellowship

Entrance fellowship into the doctoral program. Similar conditions as for the Connaught scholarship apply. Application for this award is by Departmental recommendation only.

Art Gallery of Ontario © 2014. Purchase, Frank P. Wood Endowment, 1956

Art Gallery of Ontario © 2014. Purchase, Frank P. Wood Endowment, 1956

Other Scholarships

There are other University and Departmental fellowships and scholarships available to art history students, particularly for research-related travel. Notices for applications deadlines are posted in the Department.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are posted  on the CUPE 3902 Noticeboard outside the departmental library and on the University’s Human Resources & Equity CUPE Local 3902 Unit 1 Job Board . Application procedures for these positions are outlined in the specific job postings.

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