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

Research Grants in Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Education, and Library Sciences 2022 - 2023

Research grants are awarded in support of projects that have scholarly value, well-defined work plans, and modest budgets. Applicants should read the “Research Grant Application Guide” and fill out the application form.

CIUS accepts applications submitted in Ukrainian. Please see the set of instructions if you decide to apply in the Ukrainian language.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Дослідні гранти на українську та українсько-канадську тематику у галузі гуманітарних та соціальних наук, права, педагогіки та бібліотечної справи на 2022 – 2023

Дослідні гранти розраховані на підтримку чітко визначених і детально спланованих наукових досліджень, які становлять наукову цінність і мають невеликий бюджет. Пошукувачам слід прочитати «Інструкції до подання» та виповнити анкету. КІУС приймає заявки українською мовою. Просимо дотримуватися відповідних інструкцій при поданні заявки українською мовою.

Реченець: 1 березня 2022

The Teodota and Ivan Klym Grants in Ukrainian Studies 2022-2023

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is accepting proposals from students and scholars from universities in Ukraine (particularly Chernivtsi National University) for junior and senior research grants, fellowships, scholarly publications, and conferences.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

The Remeza Family Research and Publications Grant 2022-2023

Awarded annually to support research and publications pertaining to the work and legacy of Bohdan Lepky and the general areas of his intellectual and creative interests. This may include works on language, literature, history, education, and culture that reflect the Lepky era.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

The Ivan Makohon Research Grant 2022–2023

Awarded to support projects in the area of Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian economic studies. Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Vasyl Stefanyk Ciscarpathian National University, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, or any other university in Ukraine.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Scholarships, Fellowships, and other Awards for Students

Ivan Franko School of Ukrainian Studies (IFSUS) Ukraine Travel Award 2022-2023

The Ivan Franko School of Ukrainian Studies (IFSUS) Ukraine Travel Award (C$2,000) is granted to students who have completed at least one year of study at the post-secondary level and who have also completed Ukrainian 30 or equivalent. Applicants are required to enroll in a Ukrainian studies course/program to be offered in Ukraine by an accredited post-secondary institution, or to take courses for one semester or more at a post-secondary institution in Ukraine. Selection is based on overall academic achievement, performance in Ukrainian courses, a one-page essay on the benefit of the course/program to be taken in Ukraine. Involvement in the Ukrainian community is an asset. IFSUS graduates and Alberta residents are given preference. A minimum of two awards are offered annually.

The IFSUS is Edmonton’s oldest Ukrainian language school. It was established in 1956 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006. Its program provides Saturday morning classes for high school students seeking additional exposure to Ukrainian history, literature, geography, culture, and language. The school is accredited by Alberta Education and grants high school credits in Ukrainian 10, 20, and 30.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Steven Kobrynsky Memorial Scholarship in the Ukrainian Language 2022-2023

Value $1,000. The scholarship will be offered biennially to an undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Alberta who demonstrates outstanding achievement or proficiency in the Ukrainian language.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Leo J. Krysa Family Undergraduate Scholarship in Education, History, Humanities, and Social Sciences 2022-2023

The Krysa Undergraduate Scholarship (up to C$3,500), non-renewable, is awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Education about to enter the final year of study in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. The applicant’s programs must emphasize Ukrainian and/or Ukrainian-Canadian studies, through a combination of Ukrainian and East European or Canadian courses in one of the above areas.

The scholarship is for an eight-month period of study at any Canadian university. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada at the time of application.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Helen Darcovich Memorial Doctoral Fellowship in Education, History, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Library Sciences 2022-2023

The Darcovich Memorial Doctoral Fellowship (up to C$12,500), is awarded annually to a student writing a dissertation on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in one of the above areas. Because funding is for dissertation work only, all other degree requirements must be completed by the time the award is taken up. Fellowship holders may apply for a one-year renewal.

Applications will be judged on a points system based on the dissertation proposal, letters of reference, writing sample, academic grades, and publishing record. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, who may hold the fellowship at any institution of higher learning, and foreign students enrolled at the University of Alberta, will receive extra points.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Neporany Doctoral Fellowship 2022-2023

The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies (Osyp and Josaphat Neporany Educational Fund), will be awarded in 2022-2023 to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history). Preference will be given to students completing their dissertations as well as to students at Canadian universities or Canadian citizens and residents.

The amount of the award can range from C$5,000 to C$20,000. The Neporany Fellowship may be held in conjunction with other awards but will be withdrawn or reduced if the total amount awarded, including this fellowship, exceeds C$30,000.

The duration of the fellowship will be one academic year.

Deadline: 1 March 2022

Bohdan and Natalia Golemba Master's Fellowship 2022-2023

This fellowship is awarded annually to a student writing a thesis on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in the area of education, history, law, humanities, arts, social sciences, women’s studies, or library sciences. Canadian citizens or permanent residents may hold the fellowship at any institution of higher learning in Canada. Applicants must be fluent in English or French, and Ukrainian.

Deadline: 1 March 2022