Graduate award in ethics and culture

The Graduate award in ethics and culture is awarded to a graduate student whose research makes connections between ethics and culture.

This competition is currently closed.


Funding for this fellowship has become available from royalties earned from a CSRS book project, The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, ed. James O. Young and Conrad Brunk). The editors and contributors to the book wished to see the proceeds from its sale go toward supporting an outstanding Indigenous student engaged in the study of ethics at the graduate level. If a suitable Indigenous student cannot be identified, other students are eligible to receive this award.


The Centre welcomes applications from all disciplinary backgrounds for projects that meet its mandate of promoting the scholarly study of religion in relation to any and all aspects of society and culture, both contemporary and historical. Topics may include, but are not limited to, studies of Indigenous ethical systems, ethical aspects of the relations between dominant and minority cultures, or specific ethical issues that arise in legal, medical, economic, environmental, governmental, religious or other contexts involving different cultures.


  • Scholarship of at least $2,000;
  • Office space (including wireless Internet, fax, and copy services) in the Centre’s Sedgewick premises.


  • University of Victoria graduate students in good standing;
  • Students must be at the writing stage of their thesis, however students in non-thesis or single-year programs are eligible to apply;
  • Priority will be given to Indigenous students.


Successful applicants will:

  • Conduct their work in the Centre's quarters;
  • Participate actively in the programs and activities of the Centre;
  • Give at least one public seminar or lecture on the theme of their research;
  • Graduate fellows are invited to participate in the production of Illumine, graduate student journal.

Application Procedures

Application Deadline – this competition is currently closed.