NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS).
Online deadline: NOON, Tuesday, October 2, 2012. No paper submissions. No online submissions will be accepted past October 2nd.
Please allow enough time for both the application and references to be submitted online using form 201 at the NSERC website by October 2nd. Psychology's Ranking Committee may not be able to wait for missing references. Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' information on major awards.
On your online application, please ask the system to contact Val Van Domelen, Graduate Program Cooridinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Val will upload all your transcripts (undergrad and grad) to your NSERC application.
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
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.
There is a single application and selection process for the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS"M" and PGS"D"). The top-ranked applicants at each level, master's and doctoral, will be offered a Canada Graduate Scholarship and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship.
NSERC considers applications that relate to fundamental psychological processes, their underlying neural mechanisms, their development within individuals, and their evolutionary and ecological context. Fundamental processes are understood to include: sensation and perception; sensorimotor integration; motivation, emotion, and reward; learning and memory; cognition and memory; and sleep, arousal, and the chronobiological modulation of behaviour. NSERC also considers applications concerning statistical methods for analysis of psychological data. Visit the Eligibility Criertia for eligible fields of research.
Minimum Grades: Only students who will study in the above NSERC research fields in graduate school and who have an "A" or 80% average in each of the last two years of study will be recommended for an PGS/CGS Master's or PGS/CGS Doctoral scholarship.
Final Steps: All eligible applications (i.e., 80% in each of the last two years of study) will be forwarded to Western's SGPS for their review. Western's SGPS will notify applicants who have recommended to them for review. Psychology will notify ineligible applicants that their application has not been forwarded to Western's SGPS.
An SGPS committee will review all the NSERC applications submitted by all Western's graduate programs and select some that will be forwarded to NSERC. SGPS will announce their decisions to NSERC applicants, likely at the beginning of 2013. SGPS will include official Western transcripts (as applicable) to those applications forwarded to NSERC.
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