Sources of funding in the Bioinformatics Programs at Guelph depend on the program.
For additional general graduate studies funding information, visit the Graduate Studies Funding page.
Master of Bioinformatics (M.Binf.)
Applications to the M.Binf. program completed by the first deadline are automatically considered for the Master of Bioinformatics Entrance Scholarship, promoting excellence in the M.Binf. program. Other scholarships and bursaries are available from the University, which can be searched for here. For some scholarships and bursaries, you are automatically considered and do not need to apply. Other scholarships and bursaries require a separate application. Please read over the description for each one you are interested in.
Additionally, M.Binf. students who are approved to extend to a 4th semester are provided a stipend of up to $5000 for that semester.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are open to all graduate students, including M.Binf. students. GTA positions are not guaranteed to M.Binf. students, but students can apply. To view the postings and apply, please visit Available TA and GSA-1 Work Assignments.
Graduate students who have financial need are eligible to apply to the Work Study program, which can provide a wide range of part-time work experiences on campus.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioinformatics
A funding package is offered to thesis-based graduate students with their offer letter, which may vary by home department (i.e., the department of the primary supervisor). The package may consist of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA). You are required to contact prospective advisors to discuss the availability of projects prior to applying to thesis-based programs, and we suggest to discuss the availability of GRA funding or prospects for applying for suitable scholarships. Please note that offers of admission will only be issued in cases where a member of the Bioinformatics Graduate Faculty has agreed to be the supervisor.
Please visit the department-specific funding page for more information regarding the home department you are considering.
Scholarships and bursaries are available from the University, which can be searched for here. For some scholarships and bursaries, you are automatically considered and do not need to apply. Other scholarships and bursaries require a separate application. Please read over the description for each one you are interested in.
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) is provided by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) offers a number of scholarships. These scholarships require a separate application, typically due in the fall for the following academic year. You are encouraged to speak to potential supervisors regarding these government-sponsored scholarships.
International students interested in the Ph.D. program are encouraged to read about the University of Guelph International Doctoral Tuition Scholarship. Admitted international students who meet all eligibility criteria will receive the scholarship automatically.
Master of Science in Bioinformatics collaborative specialization in AI (M.Sc.BINF+AI)
In addition to funding available to M.Sc. in Bioinformatics graduate students described above, domestic and international applicants applying for the Master of Science in Bioinformatics collaborative specialization in artificial intelligence (CSAI) program, M.Sc.BINF+AI, can apply to the Vector Institute's Vector Scholarship In Artificial Intelligence. This scholarship requires a separate application, typically due in the winter for the following academic year. You are encouraged to speak to potential supervisors regarding this scholarship during the application process.