Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships

Awards By Application


The deadline to submit applications for 2020-2021 has passed. Successful recipients will be notified directly in March 2021.

*The deadline for the  Donald S. Macdonald Internship Scholarship has been extended to April 18, 2021*


The Donald S. Macdonald Internship Scholarship –*Accepting applications until April 18, 2021*

The Donald S. Macdonald Internship Scholarship is available to assist students with the financial costs associated with participating in an internship.  It is to be awarded to 1-2 undergraduate student(s) enrolled in the Peace, Conflict and Justice undergraduate program at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, based on academic merit and participation in an international or domestic internship placement with government, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector. Applications from students participating in remote internships will also be accepted.

In addition to standard application instructions, students should request that internship hosts send a letter confirming their participation to pcj.program@utoronto.ca. In your application, please also indicate where the internship will take place and whether it will be conducted in-person or virtually.

2019-20 Awardee: Hamza Naim
2018-19 Awardee: Jennafer Lemieux
2017-18 Awardee: Engin Polar

Dr. Anatol Rapoport Award in Peace & Conflict Studies

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

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.

2020-21 Awardee: Isabelle Buchanan
2019-20 Awardee: Alexandra Johnston
2017-18 Awardee: Sayeh Yousefi

Louis Savlov Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies

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

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, initiatives, etc.).

2020-21 Awardee: Elizabeth Shaw
2019-20 Awardee: Jonah Toth
2018-19 Awardees: Semira Duman & Muriam Fancy
2017-18 Awardee: Tea Cimini

Pearson Entrance Scholarship

[open to any year]

The Pearson Entrance 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.

2020-21 Awardee: Maria Staszkiewicz
2018-19 Awardees: Martina Facchin, Ianeke Romero
2017-18 Awardee: Jonah Toth

Pearson In-Course Scholarship

[open to any year]

The Pearson In-Course Scholarship is to provide funds to support students in the Peace, Conflict and Justice program to pursue an internship, study abroad and/or field research.

Applicants should submit a maximum two-page essay outlining their internship, study abroad and/or field research plans; a resume/CV; and an unofficial transcript.

2019-20 Awardee: Rushay Naik

Terry Gardner Scholarship

[open to a student who is not graduating in June or November 2021]

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).

2020-21 Awardee: Fayha Najeeb
2019-20 Awardee: Diego Vásquez
2018-19 Awardee: Sydney Wilson
2017-18 Awardee: Ibnul Chowdhury

Instructions on all awards that require applications

Please adhere to the naming conventions below for your applications to be considered

  • 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 Last Name, First Name – Attachment Name – Award Name.pdf

File name examples: 

    • Smith, Joe – Letter – Fullerton OSOTF.pdf
    • Smith, Joe – Resume – Fullerton OSOTF.pdf
    • Smith, Joe – Transcript – Fullerton OSOTF.pdf
  • Submit all documents in one email to pcj.program@utoronto.ca.
  •  If applying to multiple awards, please email them separately
  • The email subject line should read as Award name – Full name.

Example: 

  • Fullerton OSOTF – Joe Smith
  • Terry Gardner Scholarship – Joe Smith

In-Course Awards

A&S Award in Peace & Conflict Studies

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

2020-21 Awardee: Madison Bruno
2019-20 Awardee: Quentin Fox
2018-19 Awardee: Cindy Wu
2017-18 Awardee: Joshua Gold

A&S Scholarship for Excellence in Peace & Conflict Studies (Graduating)

One Graduating Year Award, recognizing outstanding achievement of one or more graduating students who have completed a program in Peace & Conflict Studies.

2020-21 Awardees: Daria Mancino, Benjamin Maclean-Max, Olivia Smith
2019-20 Awardees: Natalie Boychuk, Cindy Wu
2018-19 Awardees: Joshua Gold, Katrina Fettes
2017-18 Awardee: Mehreen Jiwan

A&S Scholarship for Excellence in Peace & Conflict Studies (in-course)

One in-course award, recognizing excellent performance.

2020-21 Awardees: Katherine Yampolsky, Hui Wen Zheng
2019-20 Awardees: Benjamin Maclean-Max, Olivia Smith
2018-19 Awardee: Jordan Imahori
2017-18 Awardee: Katrina Fettes

Malcolmson Prize in Peace & Conflict Studies

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

2020-21 Awardee: Eric Zhao
2019-20 Awardee: Olivia Smith
2018-19 Awardee: Uma Rajiv Kalkar
2017-18 Awardee: Cindy Wu

Petro and Paraskewia Wjunenko Memorial Scholarship

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.

2020-21 Awardee: Zi Ting You
2019-20 Awardees: Muriam Fancy,  Jordan Kazan Baigrie
2018-19 Awardee:  Tara Zammit
2017-18 Awardee: Victoria Yang

Shannon L. Hamm Award

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

 2020-21 Awardees: Maia Harris, Hamza Naim
2019-20 Awardees: Daria Mancino, Sydney Wilson
2018-19 Awardees: Connor Engels, Ibnul Chowdhury
2017-18 Awardees: Abigail Lendvai

Thomas Homer-Dixon Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies

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)

2020-21 Awardees: Sally Antown, Maria Hutt
2019-20 Awardees: Madeleine Egan, Stephanie Xu
2018-19 Awardees: Ameer Sarwar, Daria Mancino, Benjamin Maclean-Max
2017-18 Awardee: Ana Gonzales

Research Grants & Awards

Beattie Scholarships in Peace, Conflict and Justice

All applications are due by Sunday January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.

The William Beattie Fund for Undergraduate Research is available to PCJ students to support research travel overseas that is associated with:

  1. An approved directed-reading course focusing on a topic relevant to peace, conflict and justice; or
  2. Participation in a study abroad program;  or
  3. Participate in an internship opportunity abroad

For #1: 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).

For #2: The letter of application should include an outline of your plans for studying abroad (university, term of exchange, intended coursework, your motivation etc.).

For #3: The letter of application should include an outline of your motivation for the internship. Students should request that internship hosts send a letter confirming their participation to pcj.program@utoronto.ca.

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.

AWARDEES FOR 2018-19: ENGIN POLAR, RUSHAY NAIK
AWARDEES FOR 2017-18: TYLER MCDERMOTT, ATIF KHAN, SAAMBAVI MANO, STEPHANIE XU

Fullerton Scholarship/Fullerton OSOTF Scholarships

All applications are due Sunday January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.

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.

AWARDEES FOR 2018-19: SYDNEY WILSON
AWARDEES FOR 2017-18: KASSANDRA NERANJAN 

Kiessling Papers

Submissions due to pcj.program@utoronto.ca by Sunday February 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.

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 pcj.program@utoronto.ca . 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. 

Submissions should include a brief abstract (150-250 words).


Advanced Service Learning

Advanced service learning opportunities (commonly referred to as internships) are individual placements open to PCJ students for Fall 2020 (September – December) and Winter 2021 (January – April). These opportunities are different from the group-placements offered through PCJ362H: Service Learning. To be eligible to participate, students must have completed PCJ260Y1. Successful applicants will be enrolled in PCJ499H1F/S and will receive 0.5 FCE. All positions are unpaid. For the 2020-21 academic year, all positions will be conducted remotely until further notice.

To apply, refer to the  instructions specified by the organization and copy pcj.program@utoronto.ca in your email. 

Please note that applications are considered on a rolling basis, so early applications are strongly encouraged.


WINTER 2021


ARCTIC360

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Arctic360 works to  highlight and strengthen the emerging economy of the North American Arctic (Alaska, northern Canada and Greenland). In this pursuit, Arctic360 works with government bodies (from federal to local), the private sector, Indigenous development corporations and governments, expert Arctic leaders, our partners, and other stakeholders to help educate, inspire, and attract human and economic capital into the North American Arctic.

As part of our mission we seek to:

(1) Help close the intellectual and infrastructure gap between the north and the rest of Canada through research and public education and

(2) Provide an inclusive and coordinated platform for Canada to engage on the world stage and on equal footing through our research, education, outreach, partnerships, and focused activities

Positions:

Podcasting & Research Internship

Deadline: Monday December 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST


GREENPAC

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GreenPAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to build and support environmental leadership in elected office. We do this in three ways:

(1) We help elect environmental leaders of all major parties running for office and have run successful endorsement campaigns in the Federal (2015, 2019), Manitoba (2016), B.C. (2017) and Ontario (2018) elections;

(2) We run a Parliamentary Internship for the Environment program, now in its third year, which places interns with MPs to support environmental leadership on Parliament Hill and helps prepare young Canadians for careers as environmental champions; and

(3) We work with individuals and community groups across the country to build local civic engagement with elected officials on the environment (this is a new program area for GreenPAC, stemming from 2019’s​ ​100 Debates on the Environment​).

Positions:

Elections and Endorsements Internship

Every Day Advocates Program Internship

Deadline: Wednesday December 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST


THE MOSAIC INSTITUTE

The Mosaic Institute (@MosaicInstitute) | Twitter

The Mosaic Institute is an award-winning “think and do” tank that brings people, communities, and states together to strengthen pluralism and resolve conflicts.

  • We host dialogues defined by respect.
  • We conduct research that is thoughtful and rigorous.
  • We create spaces for young people to learn, collaborate, and speak.
  • We showcase how people-to-people engagement can be a source for valuable solutions to social challenges at home and abroad.

Positions:

Research Internship

Deadline: Sunday December 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST


JUMPSTART

Jumpstart - Refugee Talent (@JumpstartCDN) | Twitter

Jumpstart is a refugee led organization and advocacy group that supports refugees through economic empowerment and connects them to meaningful employment opportunities in Canada.

Positions: 

  1. Employment Program Analyst | Deadline extended: Monday December 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Deadline extended: Monday December 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

 

 


FALL 2020


JUMPSTART

Jumpstart - Refugee Talent (@JumpstartCDN) | Twitter

Jumpstart is a refugee led organization and advocacy group that supports refugees through economic empowerment and connects them to meaningful employment opportunities in Canada.

Positions: 

  1. Program Development Intern
  2. Knowledge Management Intern

Deadline: August 28, 2020 at 5 PM EDT

 


THE MOSAIC INSTITUTE

The Mosaic Institute (@MosaicInstitute) | Twitter

The Mosaic Institute is an award-winning “think and do” tank that brings people, communities, and states together to strengthen pluralism and resolve conflicts.

  • We host dialogues defined by respect.
  • We conduct research that is thoughtful and rigorous.
  • We create spaces for young people to learn, collaborate, and speak.
  • We showcase how people-to-people engagement can be a source for valuable solutions to social challenges at home and abroad.

Positions:

Research Intern

Deadline: August 26, 2020


WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION

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The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes communication as a basic human right,  essential to people’s dignity and community. WACC works with all those denied the right to communicate because of status, identity, or gender. It advocates full access to information and communication and promotes open and diverse media. WACC strengthens networks of communicators to advance peace, understanding and justice.WACC has members in some 120 countries and supports grassroots-level projects in 40-50 countries each year. WACC’s current programmes focus on supporting grassroots organizations to use traditional and new media to enable their communities to claim their rights, access social services, engage in policy-oriented advocacy, and enhance their participation in democratic processes. WACC is also heavily involved in action-oriented research on gender and media, as well as on representations of poverty in news media.

Position: Research Assistant – Global Media Monitoring Project

Deadline: September 1, 2020

The Centre aims to provide its students with practical experience related to peace, conflict, and justice. If you would like to discuss a potential partnership with  your organization , please email the Program Coordinator at pcj.program@utoronto.ca.

 


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

Applications for 2021-2022 are now closed and recipients have been notified. Information for 2022-23 will be available in January 2022.

This Ph.D. Fellowship is for Political Science doctoral students 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 fellowships must include a précis (maximum 2 pages) of their dissertation project, C.V., 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

  • The email subject line must read as Trudeau Centre Fellowship Application – Full name.
  • 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

Teaching Opportunities

Please check back in Summer 2021 for teaching opportunities at the Trudeau Centre

 

 


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