The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

2019-2020 Pre-Dissertation Research Award Application


Only PhD students in their first or second year are eligible to apply

The Department of History Pre-Dissertation Research Award supports students for up to $2,000.00 for research travel intended to explore archives or libraries with the intention to elaborate a viable thesis topic. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 7, 2019.

Students receiving this award are reimbursed for expenses of travel and accommodation to a maximum of $2,000.00.  Original receipts (including boarding passes) must be submitted to the Graduate Office for reimbursement after the research travel.

Note: This is a ONE TIME AWARD only. Think carefully about when it will benefit you most – before or after Comprehensive examinations. Preference will be given to students who are in second year and are finishing/ have completed the Comprehensive examinations and who have not yet received this award.

Students must submit the following in a single PDF file to the by 4:30 pm on the deadline above:

  1. Application Form (below)
  2. Short description of research and travel plan and relevance (one page)
  3. Detailed budget
  4. Letter from supervisor stating importance of this travel to research (to be submitted directly to
  5. Completed Financial Need Assessment Form - OSOTF form (if applicable)
Please save the PDF file with the following convention: Lastname_2019Pre-Dissertation.pdf



Download OSOTF form

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Department of History - Winter 2019 Conference Travel Award Application


Application Deadline - Friday, May 17, 2019

The Department of History Conference Travel Award provides support to students for up to $500.00 annually.  There are two competitions per year (May - for conferences held between March and September 2019, and November - for conferences held between October 2019 and April 2020). In the event that the number of applications exceed the funding allotted, applicants who have never received a conference travel award will be given priority. Students accepted to and attending a conference between the deadlines may apply retroactively.  Note that this must be a bona fide conference and not a workshop.

Students receiving this grant will be reimbursed for conference expenses of travel, accommodation and registration only (no exceptions).  Original receipts (including boarding passes) must be submitted to the Graduate Office for reimbursement after the conference.

Student must submit the following to the Graduate Office by the deadline. Please e-mail all supporting documents to

  1. On-line Application Form (below)
  2. Completed OSOTF form (if applicable)
  3. Conference Program
  4. Detailed budget
  5. Statement of the conference’s relevance to your work.

Please Note: The Awards and Fellowships Committee will not consider candidates for whom there is no current Supervisory Progress Report on file.

Application Form

It does not disquality you from receiving the Conference Travel Grant if your answer is NO

Download OSOTF form here

Please e-mail completed OSOTF form to by naming the file as follow: Lastname, FirstInitial - Winter2019_OSOTF

Other documents required to complete the Conference Travel Award application

Please e-mail the following documents in Word/Excel/PDF format to naming the files as follows:

  • Statement of the conference’s relevance to your work - Lastname, FirstInitial - Winter2019_TravelAwardStatement
  • Detailed budget for the conference - Lastname, FirstInitial - Winter2019_TravelAwardBudget
  • Completed OSOTF form (if applicable) - Lastname, FirstInitial - Winter2019_OSOTF



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