These awards have a variety of restrictions and requirements related to the purpose of the award. This may include which programs of study are eligible and the location in which the award is tenable.

For some awards, you will need to apply directly to the organization providing the award, while for others, you will need to apply to Carleton, which will support your application by forwarding it to the awarding organization on your behalf.

You should ensure that you read and understand all of the requirements of the award’s application.

Special Awards

The deadline to apply for the Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award for Graduate Students is February 15. 

The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security has launched a 2021 call for scholarship applications from master’s and PhD students who are conducting research on determinants, impacts and possible interventions into food insecurity in Canada. The scholarships are $15,000 and the application deadline is February 12, 2021. If you are interested in learning more or applying, please click here or you can contact
     Commonwealth Scholarship Plan Fulbright Scholarship  Gates Cambridge Scholarship  
Value See website $15,000 (US) See website
Duration Up to 3 years 9-month academic year Up to 3 years
Tenable Numerous UK universities Eligibility: Canadian citizens and holders of a university degree Any American university to study contemporary issues relevant to Canada
and the U.S. (preference is given to particular areas)
University of Cambridge
Eligibility Visit the website Canadian citizens Holder of a university degree
Deadline Check website October 13 Dependent on your course – either December 3, 2020 or January 7, 2021
Mackenzie King Travelling/Open Scholarship Rhodes Scholarship Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
Value See website £13,658  (more details are on the Rhodes website) $40,000 per year, plus up to $20,000 for travel expenses
Duration 1 year Up to 3 years Up to 4 years
Tenable Travelling – American or U.K. university to study international or industrial relations; Open – no restrictions Oxford University Primarily Canadian institutions
Eligibility A degree from a Canadian university See eligibility criteria and specific Carleton University information on this page. Canadian and international PhD students…check eligibility criteria online!
Deadline February 1, 2022 to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Carleton Deadline is Monday, August 29, 2022 (23:59 Eastern) to

McCall MacBain Scholarship

The McCall MacBain Scholarship is a full scholarship at McGill University that covers tuition and fees for an eligible master’s program or second-entry professional undergraduate program (i.e. dentistry, law or medicine) at McGill. It also provides a living stipend of $2,000 per month during academic terms for the full normal duration of the program (1-4 years). Scholars are matched with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program. The deadline to apply is Sept. 21, 2022. Details can be found by clicking here.