Graduate Student Fellowships at Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery

The Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery proudly announces Two Graduate Student Fellowships: Academic Year 2021-2022


These fellowships are designed to support two graduate students who are enrolled in a Master program with a thesis component. The Institute provides funding, peer-support, office space, library access, and collaboration opportunities for the fellows.


These fellowships are open to graduate Masters students, studying any discipline or field, enrolled in a program with a significant written thesis component. Students must be finished their course work and comprehensive exams (if applicable) and must use the fellowships to actively engage in the production of a written thesis. There are no disciplinary restrictions. Applicants must demonstrate that their entire thesis or a significant part thereof focuses on at least one of the Institute mandate areas. Furthermore, the research must adopt an anti-colonial, de-colonial, post-colonial and/or anti-racist methodology/approach which challenges the nature of European and Euro-American imperialism and colonialism, and interrogates the racist logic of the institution of Transatlantic Slavery. There are no nationality restrictions.


Each fellowship will last one academic semester in the 2021-2022 academic year from either: 1) September 1st to December 17th, 2021 or (2) January 3rd, to April 29th, 2022. Stipend and Benefits Each fellowship is worth $10,000.00 Canadian Dollars. This funding supports living expenses, materials, and research costs. Every fellow will have access to NSCAD’s library, computer programs and online platforms for the duration of their fellowship.

Deadline, Submission & Notification

All applications materials must be received via e-mail by:

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at: Applicants will be advised of the competition results by Friday, July 30th, 2021.