Awards, scholarships, bursaries

UVic offers graduate funding by means of scholarships as well as teaching and research assistantships. Please contact the graduate advisor for your department or program to learn more.

For further information on graduate awards, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies list.

Work study

Graduate students who meet financial need requirements are eligible to apply for work study positions funded by UVic’s Student Awards and Financial Aid department. The program provides on-campus part-time employment opportunities for students. Eligible students may work up to a maximum of 340 hours per year.

External funding

Students considering graduate studies at UVic should apply for external funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the primary funding body for humanities researchers.

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society

Each year, this research centre offers four graduate fellowships of $5,000 each plus office space to students working in the interdisciplinary study of religion in relation to any and all aspects of society and culture, both contemporary and historical.

Humanities awards

Our faculty offers a number of awards to promote student research and travel in academic areas:

The Hugh Campbell and Marion Alice Small Fund for Scottish Studies scholarship

The Hugh Campbell and Marion Alice Small Fund for Scottish Studies scholarship provides an annual award of at least $10,000. Graduate students based in a Humanities department involved in any aspect of Scottish Studies at the MA or PhD level are eligible to apply.

Award Notice Deadline: March 15

Sheila and John Hackett Research Travel Award

One graduate-student award is available for travel to the European Union for research purposes. 


Award Notice Deadline: September 30 

Margaret and Richard Beck Student Research Travel Award

One award of $2,000 is available for travel to Iceland for research or study purposes. 

Award Notice Deadline: December 15

Peter G. Liddell Humanities Computing Award

One or more awards of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students with minimum third-year standing or to graduate students who have completed a project in a course or thesis in the Humanities that makes a significant creative or innovative contribution to humanities computing.

Award Notice Deadline: March 31