Graduate and Doctoral Student Opportunities
The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health sciences. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.
The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships programs aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.
The joint Sport Participation Research Initiative (SPRI) supports this objective by funding selected doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and postsecondary institution-affiliated researchers to conduct research on matters related to enhancing participation in sport in Canada.
The Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master's Scholarships program seeks to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students in the social sciences and humanities who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels. It is a merit-based scholarship. Awards are available to students in all disciplines of academic study. An Ontario Graduate Scholarship is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms.
The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the postsecondary institution. The Province of Ontario contributes two-thirds of the value of the award and the university provides one-third. For 2011-2012, the Province of Ontario will provide about $30 million towards these scholarships and eligible institutions will provide $15 million.
The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership is committed to garnering social, economic, environmental and public health benefits through its research and programs. Through the renewed Partnership, HQP scholarships are awarded to support future generations of researchers, policy-makers and innovators in agri-food. The program provides $2.5 million over five years for graduate scholarships in OMAFRA-U of G research theme and priority areas. Applications accepted February 6 to 24, 2017, 5 p.m.
CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research: Biomedical, Clinical, Health systems services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health.
By writing your career plan and describing the means you undertake to achieve your goals, you may earn a scholarship of $750 or $1000. The Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme wishes to reward students who follow through with their career strategy. To apply, all you need to do is to submit a 250-word essay
Seven to nine scholarships valued at $10,000 for study in Canada ($15,000 for study elsewhere in the Commonwealth) will be awarded to enable students to carry on studies in history, economics, the humanities, constitutional government or any subject vital to the interests of the Commonwealth. These scholarships are tenable in any university in Canada, Great Britain or within the Commonwealth. Applicants must be Canadian citizens who hold a first degree from a Canadian university, hold a Master's degree or are in the final year of studies leading to a Master's degree.
Under a plan drawn up at a conference in Oxford in 1959, each participating country of the Commonwealth offers a number of scholarships to students from other Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are mainly for graduate study and are tenable in the country making the offer. Awards are normally for two years and cover travelling, tuition fees, other university fees and a living allowance.
The two provincial governments will each award ten fellowships; in 2000-01, students pursuing studies at the Master's level will receive $10,000; doctoral students will receive $12,000. The Ontario-Quebec Commission for Co-operation, in accordance with the interprovincial Agreement for Co-operation and Exchange in Educational and Cultural Matters, sponsors an exchange program that allows students from one province to pursue, on a full-time basis, graduate studies at the Master's or doctoral level in the other province. Outstanding students from Ontario and Quebec are offered the opportunity to live in the cultural milieu of their second language and to work in their particular field of study in their second language. Fellowship holders must be registered as full-time students in a graduate program for the tenure of the award. Students from provinces other than Ontario must have resided in Ontario for twelve consecutive months. All candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents for at least one year.
The Canadian Federation of University Women offers the following awards to women holding a degree from a Canadian university and who are Canadian citizens or have held landed immigrant status for one year.
This program provides, for a nine-month period, a grant of $15,000 (U.S.). This Fulbright program sponsors outstanding graduate students who are Canadian citizens who will spend one academic year at a host institution in the U.S. The goal of the program is to promote and improve mutual understanding between Canada and the United States. In addition to the general Canada-U.S. Fullbright awards, the foundation also offers a number of corporate awards. Eligible topics: issues pertaining to Canada and the U.S., for example science policy issues, international trade, comparative studies of U.S. and Canadian policies and institutions, attitudes, etc. Deadline: November 15 in the Fulbright Program Office (Ottawa). This is a prestigious award, and only students in the A range should apply.
The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) Graduate Student Enrollment Management Research Grant
The grant is designed to encourage emerging knowledge and understanding of the complexities of graduate enrollment management including all aspects of admissions and recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation in higher education. It is open to all graduate students who plan to conduct research on graduate enrollment issues, including any aspect of recruiting, enrolling, retaining and graduating professional, masters, and doctoral level degree students. The award includes:
- $2,500 check, payable directly to the individual researcher. NAGAP will not pay institutional overhead or indirect costs.
- One year of NAGAP membership with full privileges.
- Travel and registration to the NAGAP national conference during the year of the award.
- Recognition at the NAGAP national conference.