Many outside agencies offer awards to graduate students. Keep in mind that deadlines can be very early, often in September or October. Your request for financial support from the Faculty may be jeopardized by your failure to apply for available external awards. 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences.  Review their various competitions on the School of Graduate Studies' Government-Funded Awards page.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier CGS program to to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities and health.  These scholarships are distributed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) federal granting agencies.  Review the university's competition information on the School of Graduate Studies' Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship page.

Viscount Bennett Fellowship

See the Canadian Bar Association website.

International Law Research Program (ILRP) Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and is designed to enhance research opportunities for outstanding graduate level students who are conducting research related to CIGI’s International Law Research Program.  The program's areas of focus are international economic law, international intellectual property law and international environmental law.  

Ontario Graduate Scholarships

For students interested in applying for an OGS to attend our SJD program, please visit the School of Graduate Studies OGS page for more information.

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS-M) Program

For students interested in applying for a CGS-M to attend any grad program, please visit the School of Graduate Studies' CGS-M webpage for more information.

John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowship in International Human Rights Law

Please visit the Canadian Council on International Law website.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship

Please refer to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for more information. Normal graduate/professional admissions procedures apply. 

Other Sources of Funding

You may wish to contact your home university or government for further information. All interested students may also review the School of Graduate Studies resources for Financing your Education.