Graduate Students

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"Demographics, Migration, and Transnational Flows" - Call for Applications for AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop, March 2022 in Honolulu

Call for Applications: AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop
Demographics, Migration, and Transnational Flows

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the Social Science Research Council, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation, are pleased to announce the jointly organized AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the AAS annual conference in Honolulu, HI. The theme of the 2022 workshop is "Demographics, Migration, and Transnational Flows." The deadline to apply is January 5, 2022.

Crash Course for Graduate Students on Using Statistics Canada Data with Dr. Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

The Nonreligion in a Complex Future Project and the CCSR present a crash course for graduate students on using Statistics Canada data on religion and nonreligion

Date: January 13th, 2022
Time: 14:00 ET
Location: Virtual
To register: contact


Daughters of the Buddha Study and Practice Bursary from Sakyadhita Canada

Sakyadhita Canada is the Canadian branch of Sakyadhita International, whose mandate is to support and assist Buddhist women in their Buddhist practices. Recently, the decision was made to provide an annual bursary of up to $500 to Buddhist nuns or laywomen who are pursuing Buddhist studies at a graduate or honours level, in addition to retreats or the attendance at Sakyadhita International conferences.

Virtual Writing Sessions for Grad Student Members hosted by the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion

Virtual Writing Sessions for Grad Student Members

This Fall, the student representatives of the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion and its member societies will host social writing sessions for graduate student members over Zoom.

Join us to connect with other graduate students and make some writing progress!

Fellowship Opportunities at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (UVic)

**Fellowship Opportunities at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (UVic)**

Dear Colleagues,

CSSR Call for Student Ambassadors 2021-2022

The Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) is currently looking for students interested in serving as Student Ambassadors for our organization. These students would act as local liaisons between their home institution and the CSSR, ensuring that their student body is kept up-to-date on all academic, funding, and professionalization opportunities offered throughout the year through the CSSR.

Click here for detailed poster

Research Study on Perceived Publication Pressure in Canada

My name is Kaitlyn Neuman, I am part of a team investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on perceived publication pressure experienced by academics in Canada.

Please also see attached Letter of Information (click to download PDF)

Our goal with this research is to identify how publication pressure differs across groups of academics. By understanding these subtle differences, our aim is that more targeted supports can be put in place to support academics.  

"Applying for the CGSM MA SSHRC Grant” - Online Workshop for students from all Canadian Universities on October 29, 2020

To provide support for domestic MA applicants, the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto will be implementing 3 new initiatives:

1. We will be hosting a workshop on “Applying for the CGSM MA SSHRC Grant” which is open to students from all universities in Canada. Students from religion undergraduate programs as well as cognate fields (e.g. History, Anthropology, Political Science, Indigenous Studies, etc.) are welcome to attend. This workshop will be run by Professor Amira Mittermaier on Thursday October 29th from 2:00 to 3:00pm.

Indigenous Arts and Research Fellowships (IARF) 2021/2022

Indigenous Arts and Research Fellowships (IARF) - 2021/2022 (new!)


Invitation for 12-month MA program in Religious Studies at Queen's University

The School of Religion at Queen’s welcomes applications for a 12-month MA program in Religious Studies. Qualified applicants from any area of Religious Studies are encouraged to apply. The program is small and offers excellent interaction between faculty and students. We have a graduation rate of close to 100% and in the past all of the students who have desired to continue on to doctoral study have been accepted into PhD programs. Further, we can offer competitive funding. All of our current students have received a funding package of at least $15,000.


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