Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships

Awards By Application

Adrian and Donald Macdonald Intern Scholarship

To be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Peace, Conflict and Justice undergraduate program at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, based on academic merit and participation in an internship program/placement with government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

2017-18 awardee (awarded in 2018-19): Jennafer Lemieux
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): 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.

2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): 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).

2017-18 awardee (awarded in 2018-19): Semira Duman & Muriam Fancy
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): Tea Cimini

Pearson College Scholarship

[open to any year]

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.

2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): Jonah Toth

Terry Gardner Scholarship

[open to a student who is not graduating in June or November 2019]

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).

2017-18 awardee (awarded in 2018-19): Sydney Wilson
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): Ibnul Chowdhury

Instructions on all awards that require applications

  • The deadline to submit applications for 2018-2019 is February 15, 2019 
  • 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_TerryGardner.pdf
      Smith_J_resume_TerryGardner.pdf
      Smith_J_transcript_TerryGardner.pdf
  • Submit all documents in one email to pcj.program@utoronto.ca.
  • The email subject line should read as Award name – Full name.
    • Example:
      Terry Gardner Scholarship – Jane Smith
  • If applying to multiple awards, please email them separately

In-Course Awards

A&S Award in Peace & Conflict Studies

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

2017-2018 awardee (awarded in 2018-2019): Cindy Wu
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): Joshua Gold

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

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

2017-2018 awardees (awarded in 2018-19): Joshua Gold; Katrina Fettes
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): Mehreen Jiwan

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

One in-course Award, recognizing excellent performance. (Must be OSAP recipient)

2017-2018 awardee (awarded in 2018-2019): Jordan Imahori
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): Katrina Fettes

Malcolmson Prize in Peace & Conflict Studies

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

2017-2018 awardee (awarded in 2018-2019): Uma Rajiv Kalkar
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): 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.

2017-2018 awardee (awarded in 2018-19): Tara Zammit
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): 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)

2017-2018 awardees (awarded in 2018-2019): Connor Engels; Ibnul Chowdhury
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): 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)

2017-2018 awardees (awarded in 2018-2019): Ameer Sarwar; Daria Mancino; Benjamin Maclean-Max
2016-17 awardee (awarded in 2017-18): ANA GONZALES

Research Grants & Awards

William Beattie Fund for Undergraduate Research in Peace & Conflict Studies

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.

Applications for 2018-2019 are due on February 15, 2019.

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

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.

Applications for 2018-2019 are due on February 15, 2019. 

AWARDEES FOR 2018-19: SYDNEY WILSON

AWARDEES FOR 2017-18: KASSANDRA NERANJAN 


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 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.

Applications for 2018-2019 are due on February 15, 2019. 


Advanced Service Learning

Advanced service learning opportunities (commonly referred to as internships) are individual placements open to PCJ students for Fall 2019 (September – December). 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 and will receive 0.5 FCE. All positions are unpaid. To apply, please refer to the  instructions specified by the organization.


Beautiful World Canada

Beautiful World Canada (BWC) is a non-profit organization based in Toronto and working in partnership with Community-Based organizations in the sub Saharan African region to provide secondary and post-secondary education support to girls. Our support is comprehensive, meaning we provide not just tuition, but safe housing, transportation, personal supplies, graduation preparation and mentorship. We currently have programs in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Ethiopia. At BWC, we understand that education is key to enjoying all other human rights and enables young people to grow up safely and transition into decent work. In fact, education is a catalyst for women’s economic and social empowerment.

Position: Research & Fundraising Assistant 

Deadline: August 23rd, 2019


Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History

The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History is a joint enterprise of Trinity College and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, in the University of Toronto. It was created in 2012 to promote the study of contemporary and current events from a historical perspective and to bring the worlds of the academic and the policymaker closer together. We pursue this mission through teaching; journal and monograph publishing; and the sponsorship of conferences, lectures, book launches, and similar events.

Position: Research Assistant

Deadline: August 20th, 2019



Canadian International Council

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is Canada’s foreign relations council. It is an independent, non-partisan membership organization and think tank dedicated to advancing constructive dialogue on Canada’s place in the world and providing an incubator for innovative ideas on how to address the world’s most pressing problems.

Position: Research Analyst

Deadline: August 23rd, 2019 at 6 pm


Jumpstart

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:

Outreach and Engagement Intern

Refugee Talent Hub and Incubator

Deadline: August 12th, 2o19



The Mosaic Institute

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:

Iran Research Internship

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Inquiry Research Assistant 

Deadline: August 23rd, 2019



Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) is the largest multi-service urban Aboriginal agency in Canada. NCFST strives to provide a life of quality, well-being, healing, and self-determination for children and families in the Toronto urban Aboriginal community. We do this by implementing a service model that is culture based and respects the values of Aboriginal people, the extended family and the right to self-determination.

Position: Government Relations and Public Policy Intern

Deadline: August 23rd, 2019



Richard Charles Lee Asian Pathways Research Lab (RCL-APRL)

The Richard Charles Lee Asian Pathways Research Lab (RCL -APRL) is an initiative of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. The Lab’s mission is to produce innovative theoretical and methodological frameworks to understand human migrations and mobilities with a focus on Asian life-histories and experiences. The RCL-APRL cultivates engaged qualitative research, student training, and public dialogues on migrations between Asia and Canada in the context of cross-cutting global themes. These themes include: Asian modernities, broadly conceived within East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia; capitalisms; diaspora and transnationalism; urban life in global contexts; climate/environment and migration trajectories, and flows of disinformation.

The RCL-APRL offers essential training for undergraduate students to use qualitative methods to study the process of migration from, within, and between Asian and Canada, with a particular focus on life-histories of Asian Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area.

Position: Research Assistant

Deadline: August 23rd, 2019



Ve’ahavta

Ve’ahavta is a Jewish humanitarian organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths and backgrounds who have been marginalized by poverty and hardship. Ve’ahavta mobilizes volunteers in meaningful, hands-on experiences to fulfill our collective responsibility to care for our neighbour.  Ve’ahavta offers a variety of programs in the GTA, including relief and referral services, pre-employment and life skills training programs, and paid training opportunities for individuals who have experienced poverty and homelessness.

Position: Government Relations Intern

Deadline: August 23rd, 2019


World Association for Christian Communication

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

Deadline: August 20th, 2019



YES – Youth Employment Services

Youth Employment Services (YES) is the Canadian leader in providing employment training and job placement to youth, the majority of whom are marginalized youth, including youth from low income backgrounds, racial monitors, new Canadians, indigenous, refuges and beyond. For every $1 dollar of funding, YES helps return $3 to the economy in terms of wages, tax revenues, a reduction on social servicesand more.  Employment is also a critical part of an individual’ssense of worth and dignity.  Employment is an important part the social determinantsof health, thusthe long term benefits are massiveto our health care system and social spending.  YES has directly helped hundreds of thousands of youth and millions indirectly with a close to 90% success rate.  YES helps change lives and build safer stronger communities.

Position: Programming and Curriculum Research Assistant

Deadline: August 23rd, 2019


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)

Application deadline is March 4, 2019 AT 9:00 A.M. EST

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

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