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CERC Migration offers a limited number of stipends to full-time Master's and PhD students who are applying to study at Ryerson University on a migration and/or migrant integration-related topic. Student recipients of the CERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend will be given a working space at the CERC Migration office, will be expected to participate in CERC Migration’s research training activities and workshops, and will be integrated into a vibrant research team of scholars and graduate students, enjoying a comprehensive scientific and professional development experience.

Funding amount

Master's: Up to $10,000.  Available to first- or second-year Master's students at Ryerson

PhD: Up to $25,000 per year, renewable for a total of four years, subject to annual review of the student’s progress. Available to first-year PhD students entering a Ryerson PhD program.

If a student has accepted an external scholarship, such as a SSHRC or CIHR award, they must decline the CERC stipend.  However, CERC Migration may consider adding a supplement ‘top-up’. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply

Master's Students

Deadline to apply:  April 1, 2021

First-year incoming Master's students

Candidates must apply to a Ryerson Master's program of interest (see affiliated program) as per the specific program’s guidelines and requirementsAfter applying to your Ryerson program(s) of interest, submit an online application form at google formCERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend Application, external link, opens in new window.

Online application form requirements include:

  • Ryerson ID Number
  • Indicate which program(s) you have applied for
  • CV
  • Transcript
  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent from Master’s program application
  • CERC motivation letter (max 2 pages) stating that they wish to apply for the CERC Migration Graduate Stipend, why they should be given the Stipend, and how their research relates to at least one of the research themes outlined on the CERC Migration website.

If the candidate is accepted to the Ryerson Master's program, their CERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend application will be considered.

Second-year incoming Master's students

Students entering their second year of a Ryerson Master's program (see affiliated program) may apply for a CERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend. Students must submit an online application form at CERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend Application.

Online application form requirements include:

  • Ryerson ID Number
  • Indicate which program(s) you have applied for
  • CV
  • Transcript
  • CERC motivation letter (max 2 pages) stating that they wish to apply for the CERC Migration Graduate Stipend, why they should be given the Stipend, and that provides an outline of their MRP plans and explains how their research relates to at least one of the research themes outlined on the CERC Migration website.
  • 1 Writing sample (max 10 pages)

 

PhD students (incoming)

NOTE:  The deadline for 2021/2022 PhD applications has now passed.

Candidates must apply to a Ryerson PhD program of interest (see affiliated program) as per the specific program’s guidelines and requirements.

After applying to your program(s) of interest, submit an online application form at CERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend Application (PhD), external link.

Online application form requirements:

  • Ryerson ID Number
  • Indicate which program(s) you have applied for
  • CV
  • Transcript
  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent from PhD program application
  • Writing Sample (max 10 pages)
  • CERC motivation letter (max 2 pages) stating that they wish to apply for the CERC Migration Graduate Stipend, why they should be given the Stipend, and how their research relates to at least one of the research themes outlined on the CERC Migration website.

If the candidate is accepted to the Ryerson PhD program, their CERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend application will be considered.

The CERC in Migration & Integration invites top-quality researchers who are working in areas related to our themes to apply for externally funded fellowships.  The CERC will host a select number of successful applicants. Interested candidates should contact cerc.migration@ryerson.ca.

Description Website link  

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Government of Canada - Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships , external link  

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

educanada.ca, external link, opens in new window  
     

Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program

educanada.ca, external link, opens in new window  

Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program

educanada.ca, external link, opens in new window  

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Programs, external link  

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Call for Applications 

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program , external link, opens in new window  

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)

educanada.ca, external link, opens in new window  

Faculty Mobility Program 

educanada.ca, external link, opens in new window  

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, external link  

Humboldt Research Fellowship - Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, external link  

Killam Research Fellowships

 

Canada Council for the Arts - Killam Research Fellowships , external link  

Marie Curie Global Fellowships

Individual Fellowships 2020 , external link  
Mourou/Strickland Program, French Embassy in Canada Mourou/Strickland Program, external link  

Overseas Research Fellowships―Restart Research Abroad

Overseas Research Fellowships , external link  

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation - Programs , external link

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation - Scholarships, external link

 

Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG)

 Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG) , external link  

Shastri Mobility Program (SMP)

 Shastri Institutional Collaborative Mobility Program (SMP), external link  

Shastri Program Development Grant (SPDG)

Shastri Program Development Grant (SPDG), external link  

Shastri Publication Grant (SPG)

Shastri Institutional Collaborative Publication Grant (SPG) , external link  

Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF)

Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF) 2020-2021, external link  

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships 

Social Sciences and Humanties Research Council (SSHRC)Postdoctoral Fellowships, external link  

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowship Program

ICWA Fellowship Program , external link  

UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships Scheme

Co-Sponsored Fellowships Program , external link  
As a CERC stipend Master’s student in the ISS department, I was one of the first to complete the program. My MPR was accepted with no need for revision! Preparing and presenting my paper at the May 18-Migration Working Group meeting helped to a great extent to expedite my work.
Saeid Taki, MA, Immigration and Settlement Studies