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Resources for graduate students

UNB graduate students have access to over 160 graduate awards. Many of these awards follow an internal application or nomination process. Contact us or the School of Graduate Studies for more information.

Generous scholarships are available to graduate students from Canada's three major granting agencies: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Students are encouraged to apply for funding from one of these Tri-Council agencies and can access application guides and workshops through the School of Graduate Studies.

The UNB Financial Aid Office offers information and assistance to help create a plan that works for you to finance your university education.

Awards and prizes

Sociology Graduate Assistantships: A limited number of research assistantships and teaching assistantships are available to sociology graduate students. Many of our students work with faculty members on their funded research programs.

Nels Anderson Research Grant, Travel Grant, and Merit Award: This fund, a generous gift of Dr. Nels Anderson (1889-1986), offers grants for MA and PhD students to cover expenses related to conducting field research, or to travel to conferences relevant to their research. Offered on a competitive basis, the Nels Anderson Merit Award provides additional monies for up to three years.

Peter McGahan Scholarship in Sociology: Awarded annually to a student whose thesis research pertains to studies of Atlantic Canada, urban sociology, or historical sociology. Preference will be given to doctoral students. Apply to the Department of Sociology following approval of the thesis proposal.

Other resources

Many resources in addition to monetary support are available to help you succeed and make the most of your UNB experience.

Sociology graduate workspace

The sociology graduate student lab is located in Carleton Hall, Room 119. It is a shared workspace and is equipped with computers and a printer as well as mailboxes for graduate student use.

Sociology Graduate Society

This group collaborates and holds informal events where sociology graduate students share experiences and get support for all things, especially grad life related, such as thesis writing, conference presentations, teaching assistantships, research, travel and journal submissions. Some funds are also available for paper for printing and for conference registration fees.

Library resources

The UNB Libraries offer extensive services for graduate students to help you develop research strategies, direct you to the best search tools and support your use of the library's resources. A sociology subject guide and personalized support from an information services librarian are available through the Harriet Irving Library on the Fredericton campus.

Other organizations and facilities on campus:

Graduate student handbook