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Doctor of Social Science Support Initiative

Value: $3,000 per year for 4 years

The Doctoral of Social Sciences Support Initiative is designed to support research related to Indigenous or Metis peoples and issues, which features prominently as a cross-cutting theme at Royal Roads.

Once a year, applications will be accepted for one tuition-credit award of up to $3,000 renewable for each year of the 4-year program. Applications will be competitively reviewed. The award will be credited toward the recipient’s next scheduled tuition installment, and annually thereafter.

A complete application consists of a three page double spaced proposal briefly describing the area of planned research and the candidate’s life experience that prepares him/her to conduct this research. Please add "application for DSocSci Support Initiative - Research on Aboriginal Issues" to the top margin with your name on each page. This essay is an exception to the one-page competition rule and may be added to an In-Course essay as pages 2 to 4.


  • enrolled in year 1 of the Doctor of Social Sciences program
  • plan to conduct research on Indigenous- or Metis-related issues

How to Apply

  • this In-Course Award is open to students who are (or will be) active in their program on the deadline date
  • pending the availability of funding, the competition will run annually from June 1st to August 1st (closes 11:59pm PST)
  • applications are submitted online through MyAdmin. A full list of awards in competition will be viewable upon login
  • address eligibility criteria for all awards in that competition in one one-page essay with your name in top margin

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