Students may apply for program funding through a variety of resources.
Eligible expenses include:
To be eligible, students must be presenting a paper at a recognized scholarly peer-reviewed conference. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $600 per year. Original, itemized receipts must be submitted within 60 days for all expenses except parking and tolls (credit card slips/statements not accepted).
Western encourages all Canadian citizens to register with the Government of Canada while abroad. Click here to learn how.
Each year the Centre sends one Sponsored Participant to the Cornell School of Criticism and Theory summer session, valued at $3,000. The SCT offers advanced graduate students a chance to work with preeminent figures in critical thought -- exploring the relationships among literature, history, art, anthropology and the law. Participants work with the SCT's core faculty of distinguished scholars and theorists in one of four six-week seminars. Application deadline January 1st. Click here for more information.
The Graduate Thesis Research Award is designed to support the costs of research undertaken by full-time graduate students enrolled in a graduate program in Theory and Criticism. Applicants must be engaged in doing research as part of their degree requirements. The maximum award available is $750 per recipient. Funds can be requested to help offset the costs of field (including travel) research. The application deadline is February 1st. Application found here.
The Society of Graduate Students/Grad Club Travel Subsidy covers up to a maximum of $500 based on demonstrated need. Subsidy deadlines are the last business day of each term. Applications must be submitted within the term of the conference and are adjudicated once each term after the deadline. Learn more.