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 cius@ualberta.ca.

Three-Year Stasiuk Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Ukraine

A three-year Stasiuk Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences will be offered by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) in 2017 to support the study of modern and contemporary Ukraine. In order to qualify, applicants must have received a PhD (or Candidate of Sciences degree from Ukraine or another post-Soviet country) within the past four years at the time of application. Applicants who are scheduled to receive their degree by the end of June 2017 are also eligible to apply, if they submit confirmatory documents.

Although all applications in fields associated with the humanities and social sciences will be considered, research proposals in the areas of identities, nationalism, regions, borders, social values, historical politics and memory, change, and conflict, will be given preference. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the post-doctoral appointment at CIUS from 1 July 2017, but no later than 30 September 2017. In addition to working on her/his main research project, the Stasiuk Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (SPDRF) will act as academic coordinator of the Contemporary Ukraine Studies Program (CUSP) at CIUS, and will be expected to assist and participate in the institute’s overall program planning and activities. The Stasiuk Fellowship is made possible by financial support from the Stasiuk Endowment Fund at CIUS.

The application deadline for this three-year Stasiuk Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is 15 February 2017. The competition is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign nationals. The annual stipend is C$45,000. Award recipients receive supplemental health benefits. Up to an additional C$3,000 is available annually for research-related expenses. Recipients of this fellowship may not hold another fellowship concurrently. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: 15 February 2017

One-Year Stasiuk Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for the Study of Ukrainians in Canada

A Stasiuk Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences will be offered in 2017–18 by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) to support the study of Ukrainians in Canada. The fellowship is for one year (with the possibility of renewal, subject to review and the availability of funding). Although all applications in fields associated with the humanities and social sciences will be considered, research proposals in the areas of identities, integration, urban studies, multiculturalism, social values, and Ukrainian immigration to Canada after World War II will be given preference.

To qualify, applicants must have received a PhD (or Candidate of Sciences degree from Ukraine or another post-Soviet country) within the past four years at the time of application. Applicants who are scheduled to receive their degree by the end of June 2017 are also eligible to apply, if they submit confirmatory documents. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the post-doctoral appointment and be affiliated with the Kule Ukrainian Canadian Studies Centre at CIUS from 1 September, but no later than 30 September 2017. In addition to working on a research project, the Stasiuk Research Fellow will be expected to assist and participate in the overall program planning and activities of CIUS.

This competition is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign nationals. The annual stipend is C$38,000. In addition to the stipend, the award includes economy airfare to and from Edmonton, and supplemental health benefits. An additional C$2,000 is available for research-related expenses. Recipients of the Stasiuk Fellowship may not hold another fellowship concurrently. The Stasiuk Fellowship is made possible by financial support from the Stasiuk Endowment Fund at CIUS.

Deadline: 15 February 2017

The Bayduza Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Ukraine

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) announces the inaugural Bayduza Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017–18 to support the study of modern and contemporary Ukraine. The fellowship is for one year (with the possibility of renewal, subject to review). Although all applications in fields associated with the humanities and social sciences will be considered, research proposals in the areas of identities, nationalism, regions, borders, social values, historical politics and memory, change, and conflict, will be given preference.

To qualify, applicants must have received a PhD (or Candidate of Sciences degree from Ukraine or another post-Soviet country) within the past four years at the time of application. Applicants who are scheduled to receive their degree by the end of June 2017 are also eligible to apply, if they submit confirmatory documents. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the post-doctoral appointment at CIUS from 1 September 2017, but no later than 30 September 2017. In addition to working on a research project, the Bayduza Research Fellow will be expected to assist and participate in the overall program planning and activities of CIUS.

This competition is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign nationals. The annual stipend is C$38,000. In addition to the stipend, the award includes economy airfare to and from Edmonton, and supplemental health benefits. An additional C$2,000 is available for research-related expenses. Recipients of the Bayduza Fellowship may not hold another fellowship concurrently.

The Bayduza Fellowship is funded by Dr. Jeanette Bayduza.

Deadline: 15 February 2017

The Kolasky Visiting Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Education, and Library Sciences

The institute invites applications from senior graduate students seeking a Candidate of Sciences degree and mature scholars who are citizens of Ukraine to conduct research or independent study as visiting research fellows in a Canadian university or any other scholarly institution in Canada. The fellowship is C$2,500-3,000 monthly for 2 or more months.

Depending on the location in Canada, communication and some or all of the work undertaken by Kolasky fellows will be conducted in either or both of the official languages, English or French. Fellowship candidates, therefore, are expected to possess a matching level of language proficiency. 

Deadline: 1 March 2017

Celestin and Irena Suchowersky Graduate Fellowship In Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Or Ukrainian Studies (2017–18)

The 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, or in Ukrainian Studies. The fellowship can be held for a period of two months to a maximum of four months. Fellowship holders receive $2,000 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: 1 March 2017

Publication Grants

Publication grants (up to $8,000 CAD) may be awarded in support of scholarly publications in Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian studies. These could include monographs, collective works, reference works, documentary collections as well as other primary source materials (diaries and memoirs), translations, and critical editions of previously published works.

Authors or publishers may apply.

Deadline: 1 March 2017

Research Grants in Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Education, and Library Sciences 2017-2018

Research grants are awarded in support of projects that have scholarly value, well-defined work plans, and modest budgets (up to $6,000 CAD).

Applicants should read the Research Grant Application Form and Guide, and fill out the application form. We accept applications in Ukrainian. Please see the set of instructions, if you decide to apply in the Ukrainian language.

Deadline: 1 March 2017

The Remeza Family Research and Publications Grant 2017-2018

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 2017

The Teodota and Ivan Klym Grants in Ukrainian Studies 2017-2018

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

Deadline: 1 March 2017