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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction - Doctoral

Award level:  Doctoral.
Award value: Scholarship: $15,000 Research Assistantship: $7,000 All Tuition Fees*: $5,500
Renewable: Up to 3 years of funding is available for Doctoral students.
Domestic/VISA: Both are eligible.
Number of awards: 2-3 awards at each level.**
Eligible area of study: High potential for future leadership in International Affairs (a) Environmental Protection; (b) Fine Arts; and/or, (c) Political Economy.
Selection criteria: (a) Academic accomplishments; (b) Leadership potential; and, (c) Experience in international affairs.
Application / nomination package: (a) CV; (b) Research statement (one page); (c) Statement of strengths and weaknesses vis--vis leadership potential; (d) List of experience(s) indicating potential future leadership in international affairs; (e) Transcripts (supplied by graduate program from Admissions file); (f) Three*** academic letters of recommendation (supplied by graduate program from Admissions file); and, (g) Letter of nomination (supplied by graduate program director).
Process: Graduate programs are encouraged to pro-actively contact applicants who are eligible for the award. Applicants to graduate programs at York may self-identify. The Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies suggests that outstanding candidates notify the graduate program director of their interest in the award and provide all documentation no later than February 22.
FGS deadline: Program nominations, with complete documentation, are due to the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies on March 17.
For more information:
Contact: Sandra Yiu (
Notes: * Approximate value of domestic fees for three terms. ** Subject to change. *** If the Admissions file contains only two letters of recommendation please indicate within the letter of nomination from the Program.



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