Scholarships and Awards Timeline

All fundable students in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies (in the first two years of a Masters, and the first four years of a PhD) will receive a Western Graduate Research Scholarship to support their graduate studies at Western.  Fundable students are also awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship during the academic year. 

Below you will find a timeline of External Graduate Scholarships and Awards.  External Graduate awards often require letters of reference and transcripts.  It is important that you keep an eye on the deadlines, as these items can take a while to receive.  If you are ordering a transcript, it is a good idea to order a couple of extra incase you are going to apply for another award at a later date.  Please click on the awards for more information on each one.  For a breakdown of possible awards, please visit the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

January 1, 2019 Call for Trillium Nominations
January 1, 2019 Search for Vanier Candidates begins
January 15, 2019 Final day to nominate a TA for a GSTA Award
January 21, 2019 Final day to inform SGPS of Trudeau application
January 25, 2019 Last day to start an OGS application (4pm)
February 1, 2019 OGS Applications close (4pm)
February 1, 2019 CGSM adjudication due to SGPS
March 1, 2019 Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship applications due
March 1, 2019 Canada Distinguished Dissertation Awards (4pm)
March 8, 2019 OGS files complete in Gradnet
March 15, 2019 Global Opportunitites Spring Deadline
March 2019 OGS International files adjudication due to the Dean's Office
March 31, 2019 Vanier results are released
April 1, 2019 SSHRC results are released
April 1, 2019 CGSM results are released
April 15, 2019 PSAC 610 Scholarship application deadline
April 15, 2019 Trillium offers are made
April 30, 2019 OGS results are released
April 30, 2019 Deadline to apply to the SOGS 125th Anniversary Scholarship
Late April Trudeau Nominees notified
May Governor Generals Gold Medals Nomination Call
May 29, 2019 Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Spring applications deadline
June Vanier Competition Launches
June Trudeau Public Announcement
June Rhodes Competition Applications open
August Michael Smith Foreign Study Spring Winners are named
September CGSM applications open
September SSHRC applications open
September 1, 2019 Governor Generals Gold Medal Nominations due to SGPS
September 15, 2019 Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Fall applications deadline
September 15, 2019 Rhodes Competition applications due to SGPS
October Trudeau Applications open
September 30, 2019 Vanier Deadline for application and program nomination
October 1, 2019 John Charles Polanyi Prizes applications open
October 1, 2019 OGS on-line application opens
Late October SSHRC application closes (Departmental Deadlines, usually 3rd week in October)
November 15, 2019 SSHRC rankings and recommendations due to SGPS
November 15, 2019 Global Opportunities Fall Deadline
November 25, 2019 Trudeau applications close
December Michael Smith Foreign Study Fall Winners named
December 1, 2019 CGSM application closes
December 1, 2019 John Charles Polanyi Prizes applications due to SGPS
Anytime Mitacs Globalink Research Awards applications