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Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) Graduate Student Awards

  • Established by CERES.
  • It is awarded to graduate students enrolled in a program offered by CERES or another graduate program at the University of Toronto.

CERES Student Awards

  • Established through the generous donations from various donors.
  • It is awarded to graduate students enrolled in a program offered by CERES or another graduate program at the University of Toronto.

Daniel and Elizabeth Damov Graduate Fellowship

  • Established by Daniel and Elizabeth Damov and matched by EAF.
  • It is awarded to a graduate student(s) affiliated with CERES, with a preference given to students studying Bulgaria and the Balkan region.

George and Helen Vari Fund

  • Established by the George and Helen Vari Foundation.
  • It is awarded to graduate students participating in the University of Toronto Central European University Graduate Student Exchange Program. 

George Babits Fellowship in Hungarian Studies

  • Established by Mr. George A. Babits and matched by the Graduate Student Endowment Fund (GSEF).
  • It is awarded to a graduate student(s) in the Hungarian Studies Program at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) based on academic merit.

H. Gordon Skilling Fund

  • Established through the generous donations of various donors and the Mellon Foundation and matched by OSOTF and EAF.
  • It is awarded to graduate students affiliated with CERES, who are pursuing advanced study of a country of the region covered by the centre's mandate. Academic merit and financial need will be considered. (OSOTF)

Hungarian Chamber of Commerce Graduate Exchange Fund

  • Established through the generous donations by various donors.
  • It is awarded to graduate students participating in an exchange program between the University of Toronto and Central European University, on the basis of academic merit.

Husky Energy Graduate Student Award in Hungarian Studies

  • Established by Husky Energy Inc. and matched by GSEF.
  • It is awarded to a graduate student(s) in the Hungarian Studies Program in CERES on the basis of academic merit.

Husky Energy Hungarian Student Exchange Program

  • Established by Husky Energy Inc.
  • To support the travel and tuition costs of undergraduate and/or graduate students currently taking at least one course in the Hungarian Studies Program and wishing to study on exchange and/or study abroad. Academic merit and financial need will be considered.

Ilona Diener Fund

  • Established by the Diener Family.
  • It is awarded to a graduate students participating in the University of Toronto Central European University Graduate Student Exchange Program.

Irma and John Papesh Graduate Award

  • Established by Mrs. Irma Papesh and matched by OSOTF.
  • It is awarded to graduate students whose research focus includes Slavic studies, with a preference for Czech and Slovak studies. Academic merit and financial need will be considered. (OSOTF)

Jan and Georgina Steinsky Sehnoutka Graduate Award in Czech Studies

  • Established by Jan and Georgina Steinsky and matched by OSOTF.
  • It is awarded to a graduate student whose research focuses on the Czech Republic, where financial need will be considered. (OSOTF)

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies Graduate Awards (OSOTF)

  • Established by the German/European Academic Exchange Service and matched by OSOTF and EAF.
  • It is awarded to graduate students in German and European studies for support with projects and/or travel. Academic merit and financial need will be considered. (OSOTF)

Karel and Ellen Buzek Fellowship (OSOTF)

  • Established by the Karel Buzek Czech Cultural Organization and matched by the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) and the Endowed Adjustment Fund (EAF).
  • It is awarded to graduate students studying at CERES on the basis of financial need, where academic merit will also be considered. (OSOTF)

Karel Kukula and Family Graduate Award

  • Established by Mrs. Vlasta Scheybal and matched by OSOTF and EAF.
  • It is awarded to a graduate student, Master’s or PhD, undertaking research on Czech history, society and culture. Academic merit and financial need will be considered. (OSOTF)

Laszlo T. Duska Memorial Fellowship

  • Established by Szechenyi Society Inc.
  • Awarded to graduate students with academic excellence and have taken at least one course related to Hungarian Studies. Eligible students will be drawn from departments in which student's research is focused on Hungarian Studies.

Marija Aukstaite Graduate Student Award

  • Established by A. Franks Hylands.
  • It is awarded to graduate students whose projects relate to Lithuania in whole or in part.

Petro Jacyk Graduate Scholarships in Ukrainian Studies

  • Established by Petro Jacyk.
  • It is awarded to graduate students studying Ukrainian studies at CERES.

Rudolf and Rosalie Cermak Graduate Fellowship

  • Established by Josef Cermak and matched by OSOTF and EAF.
  • It is awarded to graduate students affiliated with CERES, who are pursuing advanced study of the Czech Republic. Awards will be made on the basis of financial need and academic merit. (OSOTF)

Rudolf and Viera Frastacky Graduate Fellowship

  • Established by the family and friends of Rudolf and Viera Frastacky and matched by OSOTF and EAF.
  • It is awarded to graduate students affiliated with CERES. Awards will be made on the basis of financial need, where academic merit will also be considered. (OSOTF)

Veneta and James Elieff Fellowship

  • Established by Mrs. Veneta Elieff.
  • It is awarded to graduate students affiliated with CERES studying for/or conducting research on Bulgaria, on the basis of academic merit.

Veneta Elieff and Danny Filipovic Graduate Awards in Balkan Studies

  • Established by Danny Filipovic, in memory of his late wife, Veneta Elieff.

  • Awarded, on the basis of academic merit, to an MA student in the Department of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, for the purpose of student exchange, internship or research in the Balkans, including all countries of the former Yugoslavia, and Albania, Bulgaria and Romania.