SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships: Doctoral Scholarships and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 to SSC 7406. Prepare the online application on the SSHRC website then print the application, sign the form and submit it to SSC 7406 by the deadline.
Information for Researchers working in Health and Psychology. NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR define their subject eligiiliyty and mandate that student researchers apply to only one Federal Agency, i.e., you can apply to NSERC OR SSHRC OR CIHR. Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency.
The “Consult the Experts” Series provides you with the expertise to assist you in the writing of your research proposal for competition. You are encouraged to bring a one-page draft of your proposal 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.
There will be a total of ten (10) 3-hour sessions . Each of the first six (6) sessions will have a mixed panel of experts in CIHR-, NSERC-, and SSHRC-related fields. The next set of four (4) sessions will focus on the provincial scholarship programs such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarships. There is no registration required and you may attend any session that best fits your schedule and return visits are encouraged. Consultations with a volunteer expert will be limited to 20 minutes each and will take place on a ‘first come, first served' basis. Wait times will vary. Session facilitators will ensure the timely flow of traffic throughout each session.
The sessions will be held on the 3rd floor of Stevenson Hall , inside the main entrance and up the stairs, from 1:00pm-4:00pm on the following dates:
Six (6) CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC sessions :
· Fri., Sep 21
· Fri., Sep 28
· Fri., Oct 5
· Fri., Oct 12
· Fri., Oct 19
· Fri., Oct 26
Four (4) provincial scholarship sessions:
· Fri., Nov 2
· Fri., Nov 9
· Fri., Nov 16
· Fri., Nov 23
The Online Scholarship Library has been designed to equip you with the necessary information and resources to put forth an excellent funding proposal for external competitions. The Library is your knowledge centre and is accessible through our secure Grad Portal https://grad.uwo.ca/student/index.cfm . You are able to access a wealth of knowledge surrounding the application process and proven recommendations and strategies for success. Furthermore, past application templates and successful research proposals are available for you to peruse, and they have been generously donated to SGPS by our “Consult the Experts” volunteers.
General Information Sessions on external scholarship competitions are designed to provide you with clear direction on how to apply for major external scholarships and fellowships. Sessions are open to all. No registration is required and seating is available on a ‘first come, first served' basis.
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Webinar on Training Award Opportunities for students and fellows proposing graduate studies at the master's, doctoral and postdoctoral levels: Monday, September 17 th in Auditorium B, 3 rd floor of University Hospital from 2;00pm-3:30pm
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate Scholarships supporting research-based master's and doctoral degree programs and postdoctoral scholars: Thursday, September 20 th in Conron Hall, 2nd floor of University College from 4:30pm-6:00 pm
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Awards and Master's Awards supporting research-based master's and doctoral degree programs and postdoctoral scholars: Thursday, September 27 th in Conron Hall, 2nd floor of University College from 4:30pm-6:00 pm
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) supporting graduate students in master's and doctoral degree programs at Western. Dates to be announced in October.
The SGPS website is continually updated with current external scholarship competition information as it becomes available from the agencies. http://grad.uwo.ca/current_students/funding_opportunities.htm
SSHRC offers two types of award for doctoral-level study.
- SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships;
- Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Program: Doctoral Scholarships.
You apply for both awards by completing one application form and submitting it to the Psychology Graduate Program Office (Room 7406 SSC) by the deadline. See below for more information and the deadline. For information about other awards, scroll down further on this SSHRC website.
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships are valued at $35,000 per annum for 36 months.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships are valued at $20,000 per annum for 12, 24, 36 or 48 months.
Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Submit the following documentation to the Psychology Graduate Program Office, SSC 7406 by the above deadline.
For information about other SSHRC awards, scroll down further on this SSHRC website.
1. The Transcript: One official transcript for all non-Western undergraduate and graduate work completed thus far. Do not order Western transcripts! The Department of Psychology will print unofficial Western transcripts for internal review. Western's SGPS will ensure that official transcripts will be added to those applications forwarded to SSHRC. Here's more information about ordering transcripts.
2. The "Letter of Appraisal" form: Go to the SSHRC/CGS website and download the Letter of Appraisal form and guidelines. As soon as possible, send the appraisal form and guidelines to two faculty who know your work. They can submit the completed appraisal form directly to Val Van Domelen, Room 7406 SSC by the deadline above.
Out of town referees? If your referees are from outside London, perhaps they could FIRST fax the form to Val Van Domelen at 519-661-3961 THEN they place the original in Canada Post or IUTS at the mailing address below.
3. The Application Form: Again, go to the SSHRC/CGS website follow their instructions on completing the online application form. Ensure that each page is identified with your name in the box in the upper right hand corner.
Avoid these common errors:
- ensure correct committee code;
- page 3: months in PhD at expected start date;
- page 4: add current degree with expected completion date;
- New! please include a completed, printed and signed Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information form.
Additional pages should be presented according to these specifications:
• Typed or word processed, single-sided, on 8 1/2" X 11" (21.5 cm X 28 cm),
• Single-spaced, with no more than six lines of type per inch
• Body text in a minimum 12 pt Times New Roman font
• Single-spaced, with no more than 6 lines of type per inch
• All margins set at a minimum of 3/4" (1.87 cm)
• your name appears within the set margins at the top right corner of every
• Pages numbered consecutively following the last page of your application
4. Submit the Application: After you've completed the form, print it and be sure to SIGN it. Collect the envelopes (two letters of appraisal and transcript[s]) and submit them with your signed application form to Val Van Domelen in Room 7406 as soon as you can or not later than noon on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
5. Departmental and Institutional Appraisal Form: The Psychology Graduate Program's Graduate Selection Committee (a group of three to five Psychology faculty) will review all applications and prepare each Departmental and Institutional Appraisal Form. Complete and eligible applications (i.e., 80% in each of the last two years) will be submitted to Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for their review. Some time in the fall, applicants will be notified about whether or not their application has been forwarded to Western's SGPS.
6. Final Steps: Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) will review all the Western SSHRC/CGS applications and forward some of the applications to SSHRC. Western's SGPS will announce their decisions to Western's SSHRC applicants in February 2013. SSHRC will review all applications they receive, determine who will receive a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship and notify applicants in June, 2013.
Questions? Contact the Psychology Graduate Program Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete mailing address:
Val Van Domelen
Department of Psychology
Room 7406, Social Science Centre
The University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2
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