MINDS is committed to fostering the next generation of security and defence scholars in the Canadian academic community and encouraging a strong Canadian knowledge base in contemporary defence and security issues.
To help support the development of defence and security scholars, MINDS has partnered with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to deliver the Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) scholarship initiative.
Financial support will be provided to students pursuing research related to defence and security at the Masters, Doctoral, and post-Doctoral levels. Multi-year funding is available for Doctoral and post-Doctoral students, with award supplements for Master’s students. Full, one-year Master’s awards are available for Indigenous students whose studies relate to defence and security.
How to apply
Doctoral and postdoctoral candidates must apply through the relevant SSHRC funding opportunity and select the MINDS Program Scholarship Initiative from the drop-down menu in their application form.
Eligible candidates seeking Master’s-level funding must apply through the Canada Graduate Scholarships—Master’s (CGS M) Program. There are two streams of funding for CGS M award holders under this initiative:
MINDS Master’s Scholarships for Indigenous Students: Candidates in the CGS M Program competition who self-identify as Indigenous and whose research is related to the MINDS Policy Challenges and/or key defence policy themes are eligible to apply for a MINDS Master’s Scholarship for Indigenous Students.
MINDS Scholarship Initiative Supplements: All candidates in the CGS M Program competition whose research is related to the MINDS Policy Challenges and/or key defence policy themes are eligible to apply for supplemental funding under this initiative.
Note: To be offered a MINDS Master’s Scholarship for Indigenous Students or a MINDS Scholarship Initiative Supplement, candidates must first be successful in the CGS M Program competition.
All candidates will be asked to submit a justification to be considered for these awards and supplements.
For more information on these awards and to apply, visit the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council website.
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