In 2016-2017, the Jack & Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security plans to award up to six Nathanson Graduate Fellowships to meritorious graduate students enrolled full-time in the Osgoode Hall Law School LLM (thesis-based or MRP) or PhD program, or in a York University masters or doctoral program.

Previous recipients of Nathanson Fellowships are eligible, but preference will be given to first-time applicants. Due to Ontario Government funding regulations, only Canadian citizens/landed immigrants who are also Ontario residents are eligible.

Nathanson Graduate Fellows will be leading doctoral or masters students with a keen interest in the activities of the Nathanson Centre and pursuing a thesis, MRP, or dissertation on a topic that falls within the Nathanson Centre mandate (see

Award Values:

The fellowships are tenable during the 2016-2017 academic year. Pursuant to the funding policies of the Faculty of Graduate Studies for 2016-2017, they are valued as follows:

Masters Students: The amount of the Fellowship for Masters students is $7000, over and above any other funding received by successful applicants.

Doctoral Students: The amount of the Fellowship for Doctoral Students is $10,000 based on the conditions outlined by the CUPE 3903 Collective Agreement.

How To Apply:

Send by email

  • a cover letter
  •  an up-to-date CV
  • a description (not exceeding 500 words) of your current or planned thesis, MRP, or dissertation topicto the Nathanson Centre, c/o Ms. Lielle Gonsalves at

Please apply by 3 pm, Monday, September 12, 2016.

Upon the receipt of applications, each applicant will receive by email a Student Financial Profile, which must be filled out and sent back by email no later than 3 pm, Wednesday, September 14, or within a day of receipt, whichever is later.

View full details here:

Call for Applications for Nathanson Graduate Fellowships – 2016-2017