National and Provincial Scholarship Competitions



National and Provincial Graduate Scholarship Competitions 

(posted Sept. 25th, 2013)

 Go HERE To Apply for a NSERC/CIHR/SSHRC CGS-M Scholarship
Go HERE,
To Apply for a NSERC PGS-D/CGS-D Scholarship

More Information for Other Scholarship Competitions to Follow


NSERC/CIHR/SSHRC CGS-M Scholarship Competition


Value: $17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

Deadline to submit on-line Application: December 1st, 2013



Click HERE, for Complete Instructions to Successfully Complete a CGS-M Application


All applicants must provide OFFICIAL transcripts from BOTH Western and non-Western universities.

On-line Application Portal: https://portal-portail.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/



To be eligible to apply, a student must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • be enrolled in, or intend to apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian university with a CGS M allocation.
  • have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in:
    • the master’s program for which you are requesting funding, or
    • the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding if you were admitted into a doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program (you were never registered in a master’s program, or you are registered in a combined Master’s-PhD program), or
    • a master’s program, but are requesting funding for a doctoral program (an example is a student who is fast-track from a master’s to a doctoral program within 12 months of starting their Master’s and is seeking funding for the first 12 months of their doctoral program)
  • not have previously held a CGS M.
  • have achieved an overall first-class average (minimum 80%), as determined by the host university, in the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
  • submit a maximum of one CGS M application per year.

 



Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships Competition for Master’s Study General Information Session

  • Monday, September 30th  4:30pm – 6:00pm in Conron Hall (2nd floor, University College)

 

Consult the Experts Series offers support to scholars who are writing research proposals for competition. Scholarship and fellowship applicants are required to write a detailed description of their proposed research project for the period during which they would hold the award. A well-structured and well-written proposal is critical to the success of the application. Applicants are encouraged to bring a one-page draft of their research proposal with them to have it read and critiqued by an available expert from a similar research area. Our contingent of volunteer experts is made up of senior award-winning doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, research officers and faculty members.

Next Consult the Experts Series Sessions

Tuesday 4:30 - 6:30 pm - 3rd floor of Stevenson Hall:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12

 

Friday 1:00 - 3:00 pm sessions - 3rd floor of Stevenson Hall:

  • Friday, Sept. 20
  • Friday, Oct. 4
  • Friday, Oct. 18
  • Friday, Nov. 1
  • Friday, Nov. 15


Scholarship Library website was developed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and resources to put forth an excellent funding proposal for external competitions. The architecture and content of the site was built using a student-centered approach and is accessible only by current Western students through our secure Grad Portal. Visitors are able to access a wealth of knowledge surrounding the application process and proven recommendations and strategies for success. Furthermore, past applications and successful research proposals are available for students to consult (these have been donated to SGPS by various “Consult the Experts” volunteers). While “Consult the Experts” is exclusively for current graduate students, the Scholarship Library can be accessed by current undergraduate students.




NSERC PGS-D and CGS-D Scholarship Competition


Value: 
CGS D: $35,000 a year (for two or three years) 
          PGS D: $21,000 a year (for two or three years)

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS D. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. NSERC encourages interested and qualified Aboriginal students to apply.




Medical Biophysics Graduate Program Deadline to Submit On-line Application: 
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 4 pm.

All applicants must provide OFFICIAL transcripts from BOTH Western and non-Western universities. Transcripts must be delivered to the Medical Biophysics office by Monday, October 7th, 2013. Use this mailing address.   

Click HERE, for Complete Instructions to Successfully Complete a PGS-D or CGS-D Application

On-line Application Portal: https://ebiz.nserc.ca/nserc_web/nserc_login_e.htm



 

NSERC & SSHRC Scholarship Competitions for Doctoral Study General Information Session 

  • Thursday, September 26th 4:30pm – 6:00pm in Conron Hall (2nd floor, University College)

 

Consult the Experts Series offers support to scholars who are writing research proposals for competition. Scholarship and fellowship applicants are required to write a detailed description of their proposed research project for the period during which they would hold the award. A well-structured and well-written proposal is critical to the success of the application. Applicants are encouraged to bring a one-page draft of their research proposal with them to have it read and critiqued by an available expert from a similar research area. Our contingent of volunteer experts is made up of senior award-winning doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, research officers and faculty members.

Next Consult the Experts Series Sessions: 

Friday, October 4th,  1:00 - 3:00 pm - 3rd floor of Stevenson Hall
Tuesday, October 8th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm - 3rd floor of Stevenson Hall

 

Scholarship Library website was developed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and resources to put forth an excellent funding proposal for external competitions. The architecture and content of the site was built using a student-centered approach and is accessible only by current Western students through our secure Grad Portal. Visitors are able to access a wealth of knowledge surrounding the application process and proven recommendations and strategies for success. Furthermore, past applications and successful research proposals are available for students to consult (these have been donated to SGPS by various “Consult the Experts” volunteers). While “Consult the Experts” is exclusively for current graduate students, the Scholarship Library can be accessed by current undergraduate students.

 

 

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Important News for 2014 Graduate Applicants

In Your Statement of Intent, 
please indicate in which area(s) of graduate research you are interested & why your academic and research background has attributes relevant to your intention to pursue a graduate degree in Medical Biophysics.

If you are a domestic applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.

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If you are an international applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.



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