WiDS Scholarship &
WiDS + CGAI Fellowship


Established in 2006, the WiDS Scholarship fund awards up to $10,000 annually to outstanding women who are pursuing careers related to Canada’s defence and security.

WiDS also partners with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) to offer the annual WiDS & CGAI Fellowship. Recipients receive mentorship, work and research/analysis opportunities with CGAI, as well as access to CGAI publications and resources.

"Beyond financial support, the enormous and diverse WiDS network has been extremely supportive and welcoming to me, and I feel I have a strong network of support behind me. "

– Tanya Bandula-Irwin, 2022 WiDS Scholarship Recipient

Emma Fingler
PhD Candidate, Political Science
Queen's University
Nooria Sarhadi
Political Science Student
Simon Fraser University
Katherine Todd
Graduate student
University of Toronto

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