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Posted April
19 2016

Grants & Awards: Graduate research grants in American Studies and/or the study of the United States

The Centre for the Study of the United States is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 competition for Graduate Research Grants:


The Graduate Research Grant competition is open to University of Toronto graduate students who have matriculated into a Ph.D. program for support of research (including preliminary research) undertaken for the dissertation. Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Two grants will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 CAD each. The awards are to be used primarily for research travel and/or for presentations at major academic conferences. Funds may not be used to pay for normal living expenses or computers. Recipients will be expected to present an aspect of their research in the CSUS Graduate Student Workshop in the 2016-2017 academic year. Awards will be announced within two weeks of the application deadline, and the grants will be available within three weeks thereafter.


1. Summary sheet stating the applicant’s name, address, phone, and e-mail; department; year entering department; proposed dissertation title; the name of faculty committee members (and their departments), if relevant; and proposed use of funds;
2. A one-page (single-spaced) summary of the research project, which also explains its relationship to either the interdisciplinary field of American Studies and/or to the study of the United States, whether interdisciplinary or not, if not self-evident;
3. A curriculum vita;
4. A detailed budget describing how the research funds would be spent.


Emailed applications will be accepted as a single PDF file at: Alternatively, you may send in your application by mail to: Prof. Peter Loewen, CSUS Director, Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School for Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7.


May 15, 2016, at 4:00 pm. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within three weeks.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Loewen at:

Deadline: May 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.



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