Limited financial assistance is available in the form of Dalhousie Graduate Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships. The Faculty of Graduate Studies lists other funding opportunities for Dalhousie graduate students.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for external funding:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF)

Exceptional students may be nominated by the department for a Killam Predoctoral Scholarship. In order to be eligible for consideration, students should apply to SOSA graduate programs early -- before the January 15th first round admission deadline, and preferably in December. Canadian applicants should also note that in order to be eligible for a Killam Scholarship, they must have applied for SSHRC or CIHR funding.