Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Ontario Graduate Scholarships are available to students with a high level of academic achievement. International students are eligible for this scholarship.
Value of OGS : $10,000 over two (2) consecutive terms.
OGS awards are not automatically renewed. You must submit a new application each year.
You may receive up to two OGS awards (tenable during either one or both of the first two academic years - 12-month periods) but not after the second Master's year.
You may receive up to four OGS award years. Any major federal award years (NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR) counts towards the four. The awards are tenable during any of the first five academic years (12-month periods) but not after the fifth year.
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program has undergone a significant operational change. Each university is now responsible for the administration of their own school-wide competition. Students must now apply directly to the university they plan to attend the following year. Students planning to attend another Ontario university next year are advised to contact the graduate program to which they are applying in order to learn about the OGS procedure at that institution.
Western's OGS application was released on November 1, 2012 and will close February 1, 2013. All continuing graduate students and all students applying to Western's OGS-eligible graduate programs will be reminded by email how to apply upon release. Review and adjudication of applications will take place in February and March with results available in April. The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will notify each applicant individually of the outcome of their application at that time.
For up-to-date information on the OGS application and all other funding opportunities available to graduate students please visit: http://grad.uwo.ca/current_students/student_finances/funding_opportunities.html
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
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