Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships

Pearson College Scholarship

 

[open to any year]

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): Griffin Kelly

The Pearson College Scholarship is available to provide funds to cover tuition expenses for a PCJ student with preference for a student from Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific of Victoria, B.C.

For those who attended Pearson College, please submit a maximum two page application on how your education at Pearson College informed your understanding of Peace and Conflict Studies and contributed to your interest in the subject matter.


Dr. Anatol Rapoport Award in Peace & Conflict Studies

[open to 3rd, 4th or graduating students]

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): —

The Dr. Anatol Rapoport Award in Peace & Conflict Studies is available to PCJ students with preference to a student working in the areas of game theory and mathematics psychology. Interested students should submit a letter indicating whether you are working in game theory and mathematical psychology, and how it has affected your understanding of peace, conflict and justice.


Louis Savlov Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies

[open to 3rd, 4th or graduating students]

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): Jahaan Pittalwala

The Louis Savlov Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies recognizes academic performance and involvement in activities related to the peace, conflict and justice program. Interested students should submit a one two-page letter outlining your involvement in PCJ (activities, group).


Terry Gardner Scholarship

[open to a student who is not graduating in June or November 2015]

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): Stephanie Lim

To be awarded to a third year undergraduate student studying peaceful approaches to preventing and resolving conflicts among individuals, and groups and/or finding just solutions to ongoing global and local issues. Recipient’s studies MUST be focused on peace studies. Applicants must submit a brief, one page, essay outlining their program of study and/or project/research, and how it relates to the study of, and/or will allow them to pursue, peaceful approaches to preventing and/or resolving conflicts among individuals and groups and/or finding just solutions to ongoing global and local issues. Recipients must satisfy the eligibility requirements of the OTSS program (must be receiving OSAP).


 Shannon L. Hamm Award

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): Robyn Jones

Awarded to recognize and encourage outstanding performance by students enrolled in the Peace & Conflict Studies Program who demonstrate financial need. (Must be OSAP recipient)


Thomas Homer-Dixon Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): Samar Ibrahim

To support students enrolled in the Peace & Conflict Studies Program. Awards will be made on the basis of financial need and will be variable in value and number. (Must be OSAP recipient)


Malcolmson Prize in Peace & Conflict Studies

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): Noah Schouela

To be awarded to a student with the best performance in PCJ260Y.


Petro and Paraskewia Wjunenko Memorial Scholarship

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): Teraleigh Stevenson

To be awarded to a student in the Peace & Conflict Studies Program on the basis of financial need and a minimal GPA of 3.25.


A&S Award in Peace & Conflict Studies

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): Charlotte Connolly

Awarded to an outstanding student in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program


A&S Scholarship for Excellence in Peace & Conflict Studies

2014-15 awardee (awarded in 2015-16): —

One Graduating Year Award, recognizing outstanding achievement of one or more graduating students who have completed a program in Peace & Conflict Studies (Must be OSAP recipient)

Instructions on all awards that require applications

  • Submit all documents as PDF (no Word documents please)
  • In addition to specific supplementary documents noted for each award, submit a resume and unofficial transcript from ROSI
  • Name each file as Lastname_Firstinitial_attachmentname_awardname.pdf
    • File name examples:
      Smith_J_letter_FullertonOSOTF.pdf
      Smith_J_resume_FullertonOSOTF.pdf
      Smith_J_transcript_FullertonOSOTF.pdf
  • Submit all documents in one email to pcj.program@utoronto.ca.
  • The email subject line should read as Award name – Full name.
    • Example:
      Fullerton OSOTF – Jane Smith
      Terry Gardner Scholarship – Jane Smith
  • If applying to multiple awards, please email them separately

Trudeau Centre Fellowships in Peace, Conflict and Justice (graduate)

The application deadline for 2015 has passed.

This Ph.D. Fellowship is for Political Science doctoral students at the University of Toronto who are conducting research in areas related to peace, conflict and justice. The recipients of this award become fellows of the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice and participate in its academic life.

Application requirements: Applications for the Beattie Fellowships must include a précis (max 2 pages) of their dissertation project, CV and unofficial transcript. Selection will be based on the recommendation of the Director of the Trudeau Centre in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit all documents as PDF (no Word documents please)
  • Name each file as Lastname_Firstinitial_attachmentname_awardname.pdf
    • File name examples:
      Smith_J__Fellowship.pdf
      Smith_J_CV_Fellowship.pdf
      Smith_J_transcript_Fellowship.pdf
  • Submit all documents in one email to pcj.program@utoronto.ca.
  • The email subject line should read as Trudeau Centre Fellowship Application – Full name.
    • Example:
      Trudeau Centre Fellowship Application– Jane Smith

Research Grants & Awards

William Beattie Fund for Undergraduate Research in Peace & Conflict Studies

Awardee for 2015-16: Naveeda Hussain

The William Beattie Fund for Undergraduate Research is available to PCJ students to support research travel overseas that is associated with an approved directed-reading course focusing on a topic relevant to peace, conflict and justice. The letter of application should include a detailed plan for foreign travel and research (topic, date of departure, duration, research methodology etc.) and an outline of the directed-reading course (including confirmation of the agreement of an instructor to oversee the project).

Please note: Beattie Awards are not intended to cover a student’s full travel and research budget, so substantial supplemental funding should also be sought.  Please also note that all proposals for undergraduate independent involving human subjects must receive Ethics Review clearance.

 


Fullerton Scholarship/Fullerton OSOTF Scholarships

The application deadline for 2015-16 has passed.

Fullerton/Fullerton OSOTF Scholarships are available to assist PCJ students who are completing original research in the field. This will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. OSOTOF scholarships are reserved specifically for students who qualify for OSAP. If applicable, please include a copy of your OSAP assessment.

Interested students should submit a letter of application for funding that includes a detailed plan for foreign travel and research (topic, date of departure, duration, research methodology etc.) and an outline of the directed-reading course (including confirmation of the agreement of an instructor to oversee the project).

Please note: Fullerton Scholarships are not intended to cover a student’s full travel and research budget, so substantial supplemental funding should also be sought.  Please also note that all proposals for undergraduate independent involving human subjects must receive Ethics Review clearance.

 


Kiessling Papers

The Kiessling Papers are published regularly by the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice with the sponsorship of Greg Kiessling and Pam Isaak.  The series gives the Centre’s faculty, senior researchers, fellows and students, as well as members of the broader scholarly community, the opportunity to disseminate their work to scholars, specialists and policymakers worldwide.  Manuscripts, comments and mailing list inquiries should be directed to the Centre Director at the address above.  Statements of fact or opinion appearing in The Kiessling Papers are solely those of the authors and do not imply endorsement by the editors, publishers or sponsors.

Past winners and their papers:

2016-17: Arts and Sports in South Africa: Alternative Post-conflict Peacebuilding Tools for Positive Peace by Maria Agudelo Velez

2015-16: The Making of the Iranian Refugee: From Revolution to Asylum by Alizee Zapparoli-Manzoni-Bodson

2014-15: Asking for It: Evaluating the Framing of the Sexual Violence Epidemic in South Africa by Mary Danielle Mpalirwa

2013-14: Restoring Property and Citizenship: Land Restitution in South Africa and Canada by Alex Dyzenhaus

2012-13: Perceptions of Children involved in War and Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda by Sima Atri and Salvator Cusimano

2011-2012: Perspectives and Biases of Chinese and Japanese Youth on China-Japan Relations: The Influence of Social Identity by Yinuo Geng


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