The Canadian Foundation for Governance Research is offering annual Bertram Scholarships of $15,000 to PhD students registered at Canadian universities.

The Institute of Corporate Directors established the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research to serve as a catalyst for new ideas by providing the funds necessary to enable leading research on governance issues, to enhance Canada’s governance research capacity, and to ensure effective dissemination of that knowledge.

Bertram Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 22, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarships worth $15,000
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility for the Bertram Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of Canada are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: To qualify for a Bertram Scholarship you must be a full-time student registered at a recognized Canadian university in September 2019. You must be a senior doctoral student undertaking studies that include significant original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a dissertation or major scholarly publication. You must not have exceeded the allowable number of years already spent in doctoral study, as set out by your university. You must not have previously been awarded a Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Award or Bertram Scholarship.

Application Procedure for Bertram Scholarship:

To apply for the scholarship, please supply the following:

  • The Bertram Scholarship application form
  • A one-page summary of your doctoral research project highlighting its applicability to the furtherance of good governance;
  • A sample of your written academic work (the sample does not necessarily need to be on a governance-related topic)
  • A signed appraisal letter from the student’s doctoral advisor (who themselves should be a researcher and faculty member at a recognized Canadian university) attesting to the general quality of the student’s doctoral work (the letter may be submitted directly to CFGR)
  • One additional academic reference letter (the letter may be submitted directly to CFGR)
  • A curriculum vitae detailing the academic history, publications, scholarships and awards, teaching positions
  • A signed letter from an appropriate university official in your institution’s scholarships & awards department indicating their willingness to administer the scholarship of behalf of CFGR. In administering the scholarship, we will be asking the university to:
  • To verify that the student is currently registered at the university;
  • To verify that the funds were received by the University of CFGR and paid to the student;
  • That CFGR is notified of any leaves of absence requested by the student.

How to Apply for Bertram Scholarship:

Applications for the scholarship may be submitted to electronically or by mail.

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