Neporany Doctoral Fellowship

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The Osyp and Josaphat Neporany Educational Fund was established by CFUS in 1978 pursuant to the wishes of the late Osyp and Josaphat Neporany. The Fund was to be used for scholarships, bursaries, post-doctoral studies and research grants in the areas of political science, economics and related fields.

The Neporany Fellowship Program was subsequently created as a vehicle for allocating the funds and over the years, it has variously provided support for post-graduate grants, scholarships, exchanges, and combined research and teaching fellowships. The first award was issued in 1982. Click here for list of past recipients.

A major objective of the Neporany Fellowship Program has been to provide opportunities for recent graduates to establish their academic credentials whether through support of research leading to publication or by way of teaching appointments. More recently, the Fellowship has been made available also to doctoral students completing their dissertations.

The award, disbursed annually, recognizes academic excellence and the quality of the research/dissertation proposal.

Conditions governing the award, including adjudication, rest with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) at the University of Alberta.

The Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies (CFUS) oversees and administers the Educational Fund.




The Neporany Fellowship is open to all doctoral students whose research focuses on Ukraine in political science, economics and related fields (social sciences and political, economic and social history).

Preference is given to students completing their dissertations as well as to students at Canadian universities or Canadian citizens and residents.




The amount of the award can range from $5,000 to $20,000.

The Neporany Fellowship may be held in conjunction with other awards but will be withdrawn or reduced if the total amount awarded, including this fellowship, exceeds $30,000.

The duration of the fellowship will be one academic year.



  1. A cover letter to include a mailing address, citizenship or residency status (if residing in Canada), telephone number(s), and e-mail
  2. A current CV and transcripts
  3. A précis of their thesis (1,250-2,500 words)
  4. Publications
  5. Two letters of recommendation, including one from their thesis advisor
  6. Information on awards received or applied for.

Applications with supporting documentation are to be forwarded to:

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS)
430 Pembina Hall, University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2H8

Tel: 780 492 2972; Fax: 780 492 4967
Web site:



Further information regarding applications should be directed to CIUS at above coordinates.


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