CLOSED: Undergraduate Scholarships

Chair in Transgender Studies Undergraduate Degree Scholarship for Trans, Nonbinary, and Two-Spirit Students

Two or more $500 scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit UVic undergraduate students entering third or fourth year who are pursuing a degree in any field, including creative or performative activity.  Priority will be given to students whose studies are trans-related.  Further preference will be given to students who have not previously received an award from the Chair in Transgender Studies, and who demonstrate financial need.

Applications must be written in plain English appropriate for an interdisciplinary committee.

To be considered for this scholarship, complete the in-course scholarship application, available through My Page.  

IMPORTANT DATES:
Posting opens: April 1st, 2021
Posting closes: May 31st, 2021
While only winners will be notified, all applicants can view the status of their application by logging in to their UVic My Page account. Funds are disbursed in one instalment in September 2021.

Please note: in order for the recipient to receive the scholarship, the student must register and remain registered in a min. of 12 academic units throughout 2021/22 Winter session. If at any point the student drops below 12 academic units, the scholarship will be rescinded. Students will be notified before this happens and will have a chance to appeal the decision.

*Applicants may apply to multiple awards. Complete the application of each award for which you want to be considered. No more than one award per applicant will be given in each competition cycle.

CLOSED: Master's Degree Scholarships

Chair in Transgender Studies Master's Degree Research Scholarships for Trans, Nonbinary, and Two-Spirit Students

Two or more $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding UVic master's degree students who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit and who are pursuing research in any field, including creative or performative activity.  Preference will be given to students who have not previously received an award from the Chair in Transgender Studies, and who demonstrate financial need.

Applications must be written in plain English appropriate for an interdisciplinary committee.

Submission: please email all required documents (PDF format) to Yvonne Rondeau (Scholarship Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies), scholoff@uvic.ca

IMPORTANT DATES:
Posting opens: February 1st, 2021
Posting closes: March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021
All applicants will be notified by the end of May July.  Successful applicants will be issued the award in June September 2021
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*Applicants may apply to multiple awards. Complete the application of each award for which you want to be considered. No more than one award per applicant will be given in each competition cycle.


Chair in Transgender Studies Master's Degree Research Scholarships

Two or more $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding master's students of any gender pursuing trans-related research in any field, including creative or performative activity. Priority will be given to students who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit. Further preference will be given to students who have not previously received an award from the Chair in Transgender Studies, and who demonstrate financial need. 

Applications must be written in plain English appropriate for an interdisciplinary committee.

Submission: please email all required documents (PDF format) to Yvonne Rondeau (Scholarship Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies), scholoff@uvic.caa

IMPORTANT DATES:
Posting opens: February 1st, 2021
Posting closes: March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021
All applicants will be notified by the end of May July.  Successful applicants will be issued the award in June September 2021.

*Applicants may apply to multiple awards. Complete the application of each award for which you want to be considered. No more than one award per applicant will be given in each competition cycle.

 

CLOSED: Doctoral Degree Scholarships

Chair in Transgender Studies Doctoral Degree Research Scholarships for Trans, Nonbinary, and Two-Spirit Students

One or more $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding UVic doctoral degree students who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit pursuing research in any field, including creative or performative activity. Preference will be given to students who have not previously received an award from the Chair in Transgender Studies, and who demonstrate financial need.

Applications must be written in plain English appropriate for an interdisciplinary committee.

Submission: please email all required documents (PDF format) to Yvonne Rondeau (Scholarship Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies), scholoff@uvic.ca

IMPORTANT DATES:
Posting opens: February 1st, 2021
Posting closes: March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021
All applicants will be notified by the end of May July.  Successful applicants will be given $2,500 in June September 2021, and $2,500 in November January 2022

*Applicants may apply to multiple awards. Complete the application of each award for which you want to be considered. No more than one award per applicant will be given in each competition cycle.

 


Chair in Transgender Studies Doctoral Degree Research Scholarships

One or more $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to current or entering academically outstanding UVic doctoral degree students of any gender pursuing trans-related research in any field, including creative or performative activity.  Priority will be given to students who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit. Further preference will be given to students who have not previously received an award from the Chair in Transgender Studies, and who demonstrate financial need. 

Applications must be written in plain English appropriate for an interdisciplinary committee.

Submission: please email all required documents (PDF format) to Yvonne Rondeau (Scholarship Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies), scholoff@uvic.ca

IMPORTANT DATES:
Posting opens: February 1st, 2021
Posting closes: March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021
All applicants will be notified by the end of May July.  Successful applicants will be given $2,500 in June September 2021, and $2,500 in November January 2022

*Applicants may apply to multiple awards. Complete the application of each award for which you want to be considered. No more than one award per applicant will be given in each competition cycle.

 

CLOSED: Fellowships for Visiting University-based Scholars and Professionals

Chair in Transgender Studies Research Fellowships for Visiting University-based Scholars and Professionals

Three or more $1,000  fellowships will be awarded by the Chair in Transgender Studies to visiting university-based scholars and professionals of any gender pursuing trans-related research at UVic. Preference will be given to those who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit, and to those who have not previously received an award from the Chair in Transgender Studies. Further consideration will be given to the project’s budget.

Applications must be written in plain English appropriate for an interdisciplinary committee.

Submission: please email all required documents (PDF format) to Yvonne Rondeau (Scholarship Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies), scholoff@uvic.ca

IMPORTANT DATES:
Posting opens: February 1st, 2021
Posting closes: March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021
All applicants will be notified by the end of May July.
Normally, successful applicants will be given the award after their visit.

*Applicants may apply to multiple awards, if eligible. Complete the application of each award for which you want to be considered. No more than one award per applicant will be given in each competition cycle.

CLOSED: Fellowships for Community-based Scholars

Chair in Transgender Studies Research Fellowships for Community-based Scholars

Two or more $1,000 fellowships will be awarded by the Chair in Transgender Studies to community-based scholars of any gender pursuing research at UVic in any field, including creative or performative activity, which will benefit Trans, Nonbinary, and Two-Spirit people. Priority will be given to those who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit, and to those who have not previously received an award from the Chair in Transgender Studies. Further consideration will be given to the project’s budget.

Applications must be written in plain English appropriate for an interdisciplinary committee.

Submission: please email all required documents (PDF format) to Yvonne Rondeau (Scholarship Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies), scholoff@uvic.ca

IMPORTANT DATES:
Posting opens: February 1st, 2021
Posting closes: March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021
All applicants will be notified by the end of May July.
Normally, successful applicants will be given the award after their visit.

*Applicants may apply to multiple awards. Complete the application of each award for which you want to be considered. No more than one award per applicant will be given in each competition cycle.

FAQ

 

Can folks who are interested in creative or performative activity apply for funding?
Yes!  We welcome creative or performative research or activity. 

Are these scholarships ONLY for self-identified Trans, Nonbinary, and Two-Spirit folks?
There are scholarships reserved only for self-identified Trans, Nonbinary, and Two-Spirit folks, and priority for ALL scholarships and fellowships will be given to those who self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit.  There are also funding opportunities for people who do not self-identify as Trans, Nonbinary, or Two-Spirit, and who are doing trans-related research, including creative or performative research or activity.

Do I have to be an entering or current UVic student to apply?
No!  We offer funding opportunities for non-UVic folks.  Check out our “Research Fellowship for Community-based Scholars” and “Fellowship for Visiting University-based Scholars and Professionals.”

Can I apply to multiple scholarships/fellowships?
Yes!  Applicants may apply to multiple awards. Complete the application of each award for which you want to be considered. No more than one award per applicant will be given in each competition cycle.

What if my GPA is less than A-?
Please still apply.  If your academic record does not reflect your abilities, please let us know why in your optional 250-word personal statement.

How many units do I have to be registered in at UVic in order to apply for a student scholarship?
Undergraduate applicants: in order for you to receive the scholarship, you must register and remain registered in a minimum of 12 academic units throughout 2021/22 Winter session. If at any point you drop below 12 academic units, your scholarship will be rescinded. You will be notified before this happens and you will have a chance to appeal the decision.

Graduate applicants have to be registered in a minimum of 3.0 units (full time). 

Where should I list my relevant community engagement and volunteer experience?
Please list all your relevant community engagement and volunteer experience in your current CV.  You can also make comments in the (optional) personal statement section of the application.

In what language should the applications be written?
Applications must be written in plain English appropriate for an interdisciplinary committee.

What does "visiting" mean?
It means you’re physically coming to UVic to work on a research project.

Who qualifies as a visiting university-based scholar or professional?
Any student, faculty, or staff member of any gender who is based at another university and who wants to come to UVic for a trans-related research project, including creative or performative activity.

Who qualifies as a “community-based scholar?”
Anybody of any gender who is NOT associated with a university and who wants to physically come to UVic to do research in any field, including creative or performative activity, which will benefit Trans, Nonbinary, and Two-Spirit people.

What are some examples of research that community-based scholars can pursue with this fellowship?
Even though the possibilities are virtually endless, examples of research include:
Research using the Transgender Archives.
Research about trans health care.
Research in partnership with a UVic faculty, student, or staff member.
Research about trans representation in film, art, or television.
Research about how community-level trans organizations connect, organize, and perform activist work.

When are the deadlines?
Undergraduate Degree Scholarships
Application Opens: April 1st, 2021
Application Closes: May 31st, 2021

Master’s Degree Scholarships
Application Opens: February 1st, 2021
Application Closes:March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021

Doctoral Degree Scholarships
Application Opens: February 1st, 2021

Application Closes:March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021

Research Fellowships for Community-based Scholars
Application Opens: February 1st, 2021
Application Closes:March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021

Research Fellowships for Visiting University-based Scholars and Professionals
Application Opens: February 1st, 2021

Application Closes:March 31st, 2021 EXTENDED TO MAY 31st, 2021

Who is choosing the successful candidates?
The successful candidates will be selected by the steering committee of the Chair in Transgender Studies.

If I am a successful candidate, when will the funds be issued?
Successful applicants for the Undergraduate Research Scholarships will be given award in one instalment in September 2021.  Please note: in order for the recipient to receive the scholarship, you must register and remain registered in a min. of 12 academic units throughout 2021/22 Winter session. If at any point you drop below 12 academic units, your scholarship will be rescinded. You will be notified before this happens and you will have a chance to appeal the decision.

Successful applicants for the Master’s Degree Scholarship will be given in June September.

Successful applicants for the Doctoral Degree Scholarships will be given $2,500 in June September, and $2,500 in November January 2022

Normally, successful applicants for the Research Fellowships for Community-based Scholars will be given the award after their visit.

Normally, successful applicants for the Research Fellowships for Visiting University-based Scholars and Professionals will be given the award after their visit.

If I am a successful candidate, do I get all the money at once?
Successful applicants for the Undergraduate Research Scholarships will be given $500 award in one instalment in September 2020.  Graduate awards of $1,000 will be issued in one lump sum.  The $5,000 doctoral award will be issued in two portions – $2,500 in June September, and $2,500 in November January 2022.

If I am a successful candidate, how are the funds be issued?
If you are a current or entering UVic person, and you already have direct deposit set-up, then the funds will go directly into your account. If you are at UVic and do not have direct deposit, a cheque will be issued and mailed to your academic departmental office.  If you are a non-UVic person, a cheque will be mailed to the address listed on your application.

I am interested in helping the Chair in Transgender to continue offering scholarships and fellowships in the future.  Can I make a donation to the Chair?
Yes!  We welcome all donations.  See HERE for details.

Please contact transchair@uvic.ca for further information.

Past scholarship & fellowship recipients