About CIUS Awards

A primary aim of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is to foster, develop, and support Ukrainian studies in Canada and internationally. This is done in part by offering or administering postdoctoral fellowships, graduate fellowships (to master’s and doctoral students), and scholarships to undergraduate students. Grants are also awarded to established scholars to support research work that would lead to publications or dissemination of results in other forms.

Descriptions of the awards offered are provided on this website. Please familiarize yourself with the terms of the award before applying.

If you represent an institution which would want to advertise our awards, please contact us and indicate which advertisements you would like to receive. Further information on CIUS grants, fellowships, and scholarships can be obtained by contacting us at ciusappl@ualberta.ca.

Research Grants

Bukowsky Research Grant for the Study of Sustainable Development 2023 - 2024

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies invites applications for the Bukowsky Research Grant in support of research that addresses key principles of sustainable development in Ukraine.

According to a definition of the concept, sustainable development pursues the goal of long-term stability of the economy and environment that is attainable by acknowledging and integrating economic, environmental, and social concerns throughout decision-making processes . Applicants whose work focuses on sustainable economic prosperity, cultural awareness and social justice, and environmental integrity and health in Ukraine are encouraged to apply. Applicants should outline how their research reflects the goals and principles of sustainable development as outlined in UN Resolution A/RES/70/1.

This grant is made possible by funding from CIUS’s Ihor Roman Bukowsky Sustainable Development Endowment Fund.


Priority will be given to scholars and graduate-level students whose work is dedicated to developing a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in sustainable development in Ukraine. Applicants from any country may apply.

Deadline: 1 March 2023

HREC Research Grant 2023-2024

The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) announces its 2023 Research Grants Competition.

Grants are intended to support research that expands our knowledge and understanding of the Holodomor; publication and translation of research results; preservation of and increasing access to materials; and organization of and participation in academic forums. Examples of research that could be supported include the policies of foreign governments during collectivization and the Holodomor; the fate of various groups living in Ukraine (ethnic, social, etc.); diaspora communities and their kin in Soviet Ukraine; and the Holodomor at the national and sub-national levels (eg., oblasts, raions, villages).

Grants to individuals will not exceed C$7,500.00, with most grants ranging from C$1,500.00 to C$3,500.00 in the past years. HREC also encourages proposals for larger collaborative projects that engage scholars and institutions from both in and outside Ukraine.

Deadline: May 15, 2023

Scholarships, Fellowships, and other Awards for Students

Celestin and Irena Suchowersky Graduate Fellowship In Sociology, Psychology, Economics, or Ukrainian Studies 2023-2024

This fellowship is offered to graduate students from the Bukovyna region of Ukraine (Chernivtsi oblast) to conduct research at a Canadian university in support of their studies in the disciplines of Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Medicine or other Health Sciences subjects, or Ukrainian Studies. The fellowship can be held for a period of two months to a maximum of three months. Fellowship holders receive C$2,500 per month, paid economy airfare to and from Canada, and traveler's medical insurance. To qualify, applicants must be from the Bukovyna region of Ukraine and enrolled in a Master's or PhD (or Candidate of Sciences) graduate program in Ukraine.

Deadline: 7 April 2023