Research Grants in Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian Studies

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The primary purpose of the research grants awarded by CIUS is to encourage and support research on Ukrainian Canadian and Ukrainian subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences. A publications grant is offered in support of a publishable project (including in electronic form) with a clearly stated scholarly objective and a well-defined plan for reaching that objective. Usually, this would mean support for preparing a manuscript of a scholarly article or monograph.

Grants can also be offered to support the preparation of displays or other forms of presentation of research results. Please specify the goal of the research that you are asking CIUS to support.

Research grants are intended to support independent research conceived and carried out by a scholar or a group of scholars. An application must be submitted by the principal investigator on his or her own behalf, not on behalf of or in the name of an institution. In projects involving team research, one person must be designated the principal investigator.

Research grants are designed primarily to meet the needs of career scholars in universities or other post-secondary institutions as well as private scholars. They are not offered to support research for a degree or course requirements. Research grants are also not offered as publication support, or to subsidize publication costs.

The Institute will also entertain research proposals whose primary focus is the development or the preparation of specialized material for teaching purposes at the postsecondary level of education. CIUS supports the preparation of textbooks, anthologies, readers, manuals of instruction, bibliographies, and collections of documentary or primary source materials and inventories of archival materials. Grants are usually not given for work intended primarily for use in public schools. As a general rule, translations are not eligible for support, unless they require scholarly preparation. Such work should be clearly identified in the proposal.

Research grants are intended to defray actual direct costs attributable to a project, not for overhead costs or for personal income.

Eligibility of Applicants

A research grant application may be submitted by a scholar on the faculty of a university or other postsecondary institution in Canada or elsewhere, or by a private scholar.


An application must be submitted by the principal investigator, defined as the scholar who has initiated the project and assumes responsibility for the research. The principal investigator must also take on administrative responsibility associated with holding a grant.

In projects involving more than one scholar, each collaborator should submit a curriculum vitae and confirm that they have read the research grant application submitted by the principal investigator. The application should also state the role and contribution of each collaborator.

In order to allow for a thorough evaluation of a research project, applicants should present a clearly defined proposal in which they carefully describe the plan for accomplishing the proposed research. A review of related literature should be included when applicable. While some types of research can be fully described on the application form, the applicant should use additional sheets as necessary to provide all relevant information. Copies of questionnaires, tests or other research instruments should be included where applicable.

Applicants should provide a statement of the expected duration of a project and an estimate of the total costs involved. Grants are normally issued for one calendar year. Your application should state what you plan to accomplish in that year, and how much this will contribute to your overall goal. If the project for which support is requested forms part of an ongoing or larger proposal, the applicant must describe the entire undertaking in detail. Applicants must inform CIUS of support requested or received from other funding bodies.

It is recommended that applicants submit a sample of previous work related either to the proposed project or to other scholarly activity.


Applications for grants should be completed electronically on the designed form and submitted to Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. вам потрібно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її. . The required two letters of reference should also be e-mailed to the same address.

Applications details

Application form (savepdf)

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A Summary of Previous Research Work/Experience (250-300 words)
  • A Research Proposal (1,500-2,000 words). The proposal should include a description or discussion of the applicant’s relationship to the topic of research.
  • A Certified Copy of the document conferring the PhD or Candidate of Sciences degree (if not in English, include also a certified English-language translation).
  • Two Letters of Support (one must be from a scholar associated with the institution that granted the PhD or candidate of sciences degree).

The application deadline is 1 March 2015. This competition is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign nationals. The annual stipend is $38,000. Award recipients receive supplemental health benefits. An additional $2,000 is available for research-related expenses. Recipients of the Stasiuk Fellowship may not hold another fellowship concurrently.

About CIUS

CIUS, established in 1976, is dedicated to promoting research and publishing in Ukrainian studies, in Canada and worldwide. An integral part of the UofA in Edmonton, CIUS also maintains an office in Toronto. For more information, please visit

Please send application and supporting documentation to:

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 430 Pembina Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H8, Canada

Tel: (780) 492-2972; Fax: (780) 492-4967

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