J.W. Dafoe Graduate Fellowship


Study in International Relations

The J.W. Dafoe Foundation was established by the friends and admirers of John Wesley Dafoe, editor of the Manitoba/Winnipeg Free Press from 1901 until his death in 1944. He was Canada’s most distinguished journalist and editor with a special interest in Canada’s place in the world.

In honour of John Wesley Dafoe, the J.W. Dafoe Foundation offers an annual, non-renewable fellowship valued at $10,000 to encourage graduate study in international relations and to further international understanding. The purpose of the fellowship is to support scholarship and research on any issue in the field of international relations and/or international comparative studies. Each year, one fellowship, valued at $10,000, will be offered to a graduate student who:

1 is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies entering the first or second year of a Master’s program in any of the following: the Departments of Economics, History, Political Studies, the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, or the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba;

2 has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) in the previous 60 credit hours of study;

3 is pursuing a thesis stream program, related to the field of international relations and/or international comparative studies.

Applicants are required to submit a covering letter, detailed research proposal, three letters of reference and official transcripts to the Awards Office at the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba. The application deadline is May 01, 2020.

Recipients may hold the J.W. Dafoe Fellowship in International Relations concurrently with other awards, consistent with the policies of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.