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 2023 - 2024

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 2023

Дослідні гранти на українську та українсько-канадську тематику у галузі гуманітарних та соціальних наук, права, педагогіки та бібліотечної справи на 2023 – 2024

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 Березень 2023

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

Stasiuk Research Grant for the Study of Indigenous-Ukrainian Relations in Canada 2023 - 2024

In 2021, in recognition of Canada’s newly introduced National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies made available the Stasiuk Award for the Study of Indigenous-Ukrainian Relations in Canada.

The institute is pleased to announce its continued commitment to advancing the study of Indigenous-Ukrainian relations by offering in 2023-2024 the Stasiuk Research Grant for the Study of Indigenous-Ukrainian Relations in Canada.

This grant is funded from the Stasiuk Family Endowment Fund at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.

University-affiliated as well as community-based researchers and research teams across Canada who examine Indigenous-Ukrainian relations in Canada are eligible to apply.

To apply, please read the institute’s “Research Grant Application Guide” and complete the application form which may be accessed here.

Deadline: 15 January 2023

The Teodota and Ivan Klym Grants in Ukrainian Studies 2023-2024

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 2023

The Remeza Family Research and Publications Grant 2023-2024

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 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

The Ivan Makohon Research Grant 2023–2024

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 2023

Visiting Research and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Kolasky Visiting Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Education, and Library Sciences 2023-2024

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) invites applications from scholars who are citizens of Ukraine and affiliated with universities or research institutions in Ukraine to carry out scholarly work as Kolasky Visiting Research Fellows at the institute.


The stipend is C$3,000 monthly.


Up to four months.


1 March 2023

Application method

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted in English via the CIUS Awards Portal:

Temerty Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies 2023–2024

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is pleased to announce the 2023-24 Temerty Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies. Offered under the auspices of its Holodomor Education and Research Consortium (HREC) for the academic year of 2023–24, the fellowship supports the study of and expansion of knowledge about the Holodomor. Applications are welcome from scholars in disciplines including but not confined to history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and literature, as well as famine studies, genocide studies, and rural studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative projects will be considered.

Qualified applicants will have received a PhD (or Candidate of Sciences degree) within the past five years at the time of application. Applicants who are scheduled to receive their degree by the end of June 2023 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 (University of Alberta) from 1 September 2023, and no later than 30 September 2023. In addition to working on a research project, the Temerty Fellow will assist and participate in the overall program planning and activities of HREC, including the organization of a workshop or conference in the area of her/his research.

The Temerty Fellow will also have the option to be co-hosted at the University of Alberta by one of the following departments: Anthropology, History and Classics, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Political Science, and Sociology. A co-hosting department can offer engagement via colloquia, mentorship, and other academic initiatives. An opportunity to teach a course in one of the departments may also be considered. (Visit: www.ualberta.ca/arts/departments.)

This competition is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign nationals. The duration of the fellowship is for one year with the possibility of renewal, subject to review, for a second year. The annual stipend is C$48,000. In addition, the award covers the costs of economy airfare to and from Edmonton; supplemental health benefits; and economy airfare and accommodations for a research trip to Toronto. Recipients of the Temerty Fellowship may not hold another fellowship concurrently.

The Temerty Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Holodomor Studies is made possible by funding from the Temerty Foundation.

Deadline: 1 March 2023

Scholarships, Fellowships, and other Awards for Students

Ivan Franko School of Ukrainian Studies (IFSUS) Ukraine Travel Award 2023-2024

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 2023

Leo J. Krysa Family Undergraduate Scholarship in Education, History, Humanities, and Social Sciences 2023-2024

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 2023

Helen Darcovich Memorial Doctoral Fellowship in Education, History, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Library Sciences 2023-2024

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 2023

Neporany Doctoral Fellowship 2023-2024

The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies (Osyp and Josaphat Neporany Educational Fund), will be awarded in 2023-2024 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 2023

Bohdan and Natalia Golemba Master's Fellowship 2023-2024

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 2023