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Other Scholarships and Awards

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www.scholarships.gc.ca

The following scholarships and awards are listed in chronological order by deadline:

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January

 

London Goodenough Association of Canada

  • The London Goodenough Association of Canada (“LGAC”) invites applications for scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England. The LGAC awards Scholarships towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College (www.goodenough.ac.uk), the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London. The LGAC is an association of Canadian former students who lived in the College’s residences.
  • The deadline for receipt of all application materials is usually near the beginning of January. Candidates will be notified of the results of their applications in late April. For further information, please visit the LGAC website.

Autism Scholar's Award

  • The following information was copied from Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' website: With the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, a Scholar Awards Program in Autism has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars.  The community of autism scholars fostered by this Awards Program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge concerning child autism, and its translation into improved health for children, more effective services and products for children with autism, and increase the province's capacity in diagnosis and assessment of autism and a strengthened treatment system.
  • Up to two awards at the Master's level and up to two awards at the Doctoral level will be made. Competition information is available annually from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (to follow later). Due to Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies [Room 200, Natural Sciences Building] by mid-January.

John Charles Polyani Prizes

  • In honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Government of the Province of Ontario has established a fund to provide annually up to five Polyani Prizes to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies at an Ontario university. 
  • The prizes have a value of $20,000 each and are available in the areas broadly defined as Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. Competition information is available annually from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Awards of Merit

Scholarships for Graduate Study offered by the Embassy of France (la version française)

  • The Government of France, through the Scientific Services of the Embassy of France in Canada, is offering Master's level scholarships to Canadians studying in Canada (excluding Québec, where a similar program exists for students in Québec) for study at a French university. Scholarships are for a period of four months and must take place from September 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. There are four awards offered. These awards are not renewable.
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens enrolled full-time in a Master's degree program at an accredited Canadian university outside of Québec. A list of scholarships available to students enrolled in Québec universities is offered on the website of the Consulate General of France in Montreal. This new scholarship program is intended to increase the mobility of students from other provinces in Canada to study in France, in addition to the programs which already exist for students from Québec.

  • Applications from the field of pure sciences will be prioritized; applications from students in the humanities and social sciences will also be considered, if they include a research component.
  • The deadline for submitting an application online is late January.   Both the online application and supplementary documents must be submitted the deadline indicated. http://www.scholarships.gc.ca/fga/FGAFRA-fr.html, http://www.scholarships.gc.ca/fga/FGAFRA-en.html
  • Please contact Emeline Rivallan, the Scientific Attachée at the French Consulate in Toronto . att-scientifique@consulfrance-toronto.org, Consulat Général de France à Toronto, 2 Bloor Street Est, Suite 2200, Toronto , ON , M4W1A8, Tél:  416-847-1902, Fax: 416-847-1883

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Awards

Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) Competition

The Douglas Utting Fellowship for Studies in Depression

  • The Douglas Utting Fellowship for Studies in Depression has been established by the Utting Family to provide funding for postdoctoral research training in the psychotherapy of mood disorders, particularly depression. Potential applicants should send a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae by February 1st. For more information, please open this pdf file.

Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program

  • The Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program recognizes the importance of building upon the current human resources in Northern Ontario to ensure quality service delivery in our communities. For this reason, education grants are available to Northern Ontario residents who intend to pursue full or part-time graduate level (master's or doctorate) courses in social work or psychology to cover tuition costs up to $500 per half-credit course and $1,000 per full-credit course to a maximum of $5,000 annually. Please visit this website for more information: Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program. Deadlines: June 1 for the fall session, October 1 for the winter session and February 1 for the spring session.

February

Mackenzie King Travel and Open Scholarships

  • The Mackenzie King Scholarships for Graduate Study were established as an independent trust under the will of the late Rt. Hon. William Mackenzie King (1874-1950). Two classes of Mackenzie King Scholarships are available to graduates of Canadian universities: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship. Both are to support graduate study. The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.  One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been about $9,000 but it is subject to change. The Travelling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations.  Competition information is available annually from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. [Room 200, Natural Sciences Building] Deadline: February 1.

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

  • Designed to further international understanding and goodwill while providing an opportunity for post-graduate study, the Rotary Foundation Scholarships can be taken in any one of more than 160 countries where Rotary Clubs are located. Suitable candidates need not only be recent university graduates but may also be individuals in full time employment and intent upon upgrading their academic qualifications. Application deadline for the 2009-2010 scholarship is February 7.

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance (Doctoral or Postdoctoral)

  • The study opportunity offers: an opportunity to spend one academic year in Jerusalem, Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; an opportunity to dialogue and interact with Israeli students - Jewish and Arab -- involved in similar academic pursuit; and an opportunity to pursue educational and research goals under the auspices of the Gilo Center for Citizenship, Democracy and Civic Education.

  • Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral or post doctoral program focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and/or to the enhancement of peaceful forms of social life and they must be a Canadian citizen, but not necessarily enrolled at a Canadian university.

  • Expectations: A research essay or project must be completed and the recipient will be asked to speak in Canada upon his/her return.

  • Application Deadline: mid-March. For more information, please view this document and open this MS Word application form.

The Sangster Award

  • The Canadian National Committee for CODATA (CNC/CODATA) is accepting applications for The Sangster Award. This award, valued at Can. $3000, will enable a graduate student enrolled in a Canadian University, or a graduate who has comleted his or her graduate degree within three years of the application deadline, to attend and present their work at the International CODATA Conference, Scientific Information for Society.
  • It is expected that the award winner's field of study will support the general objectives of CODATA, namely, to help foster and advance science and technology through developing and sharing knowledge about data and data-related activities. Deadline for Applications: end of March. For application guidelines and award details: http://www.codata.org/canada/sangster.

Governor General's Gold Medals (two to be awarded)

  • The following information was copied from Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' website: The Governor General's Academic Medal is one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The Gold Medal is awarded at the graduate level for academic excellence. Every year, graduate programs are each invited to nominate one student who has achieved the highest academic standing, who graduated at the Fall Convocation, or who will be graduating the following spring from a Master's or Doctoral program. As appropriate, academic standing should include academic performance in courses for the degree, seminar performance, assessment of thesis and thesis defense, originality and significance of research, and the appraisal of other requirements for the program. The average mark obtained for courses must be 80% or better. The nomination, including U.W.O. transcript, recent C.V., letters of recommendation from the supervisor and the Graduate Affairs Committee, and other documentation as appropriate should be forwarded to the Dean of Graduate Studies by the deadline specified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies each spring.

March

APA: Public Interest Policy Internship Program

  • The Public Interest Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) of the American Psychological Association is currently soliciting psychology graduate student applications for our 2009-2010 Public Interest Policy Internship Program.
  • Graduate student interns work for one year with PI-GRO focusing primarily on public interest policy concerns involving children, youth, and families; HIV/AIDS; aging; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons; women; ethnic minorities; individuals with disabilities; trauma, violence, and abuse; and socioeconomic status.
  • The internship extends from September 2009 through August 2010. The position is for 15 to 20 hours per week, with a stipend of $15.00 per hour. The deadline for applications is March 6, 2009.
  • For more information, please open this document: APA Public Interest Policty Internship.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario is continuing to offer a limited number of Master's Studentship awards to highly qualified candidates who have completed, or are currently in, the last year of a Baccalaureate degree and who will undertake full-time graduate training in cardiovascular/cerebrovascular research under an identified academic supervisor. Please note that graduates possessing a medical degree must apply to the national HSF Fellowship program.
  • The Terms of Reference, the Application form and the Referee Report form, along with more detailed program information may be found on the Heart & Stroke Web site at: http://www.hsf.ca/research/en/provincial-programs/ontario-2008-masters-studentship-award.html
  • Applications must be made through the candidate's (proposed) graduate program. Deadline to SSC 7406:  Noon on the third Thursday in March.

2008 CIHR Summer Institute (Le texte français suit le texte anglais)

  • CIHR is pleased to announce the first CIHR Summer Institute addressing the issue of health with Official Languages Minority Communities (OLMC). This Summer Institute will be held on the main campus of the University of Ottawa from June 8th to 12th, 2008. It will promote the study of the determinants of health and the particular health services needs within OLMCs as well as contribute to increasing the quantity, quality and uptake of research on the issue of health within the two linguistic communities in a minority situation.
  • The 2008 Summer Institute will offer 30 participants the possibility of a unique learning experience. Participants will be young researchers holding a university position or future researchers, that is, graduate students at the Master's, doctoral or postdoctoral stage demonstrating a strong interest for research on health within OLMC.
  • The application deadline date is the third Thursday in March. Please refer to the following link for more information: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/35786.html

Institut d'été 2008 des IRSC

  • Les IRSC ont le plaisir d'annoncer le premier Institut d'été des IRSC portant sur la santé au sein des Communautés de langues officielles en situation minoritaire (CLOSM). Cet Institut d'été se tiendra sur le campus principal de l'Université d'Ottawa du 8 au 12 juin 2008. Il permettra de promouvoir l'étude des déterminants de la santé et des besoins particuliers en services de santé au sein des deux communautés linguistiques en situation minoritaire, ainsi que d'augmenter le nombre de chercheurs qui s'intéressent à la problématique de la santé au sein des CLOSM.
  • L'Institut d'été 2008 offrira à une trentaine de participants une possibilité de formation unique. Les participants seront de jeunes chercheurs dans un poste universitaire ou encore de futurs chercheurs, c'est-à-dire des étudiants de niveau maîtrise, doctoral ou postdoctoral démontrant un vif intérêt pour la recherche en santé des CLOSM.
  • La date limite de présentation de demandes est le mars. Veuillez consulter le lien suivant pour de plus amples informations : http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/f/35786.html

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Program

  • Academic scholarships are awarded to Canadians proposing to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master's or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an Organization of American States (OAS) Member State. Studies may be carried out by on-site or by distance education or a combination of both. This competition is now open. The deadline for applications is March 29, 2010.
  • Visit www.scholarships.gc.ca/OASCdn-OEACdn-Eng.aspx for more information or email scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca.

The Annual Dr. Benjamin Goldberg Research Award

  • The Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD), The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, sponsors this award for the Academic Year beginning 2010/2011. The DDD is pleased to announce a Research Award which is intended to provide seed money in awards of $500 to $3,000 to students who seek to gain a better understanding of the health and mental health conditions of people living with intellectual disabilities (mental retardation), thereby helping to improve the lives of individuals born with this condition. For more information, please open this PDF file. Deadline for proposals is the end of March.

The Rotary Foundation Scholarships for graduate study www.rotary.org

The Rotary clubs in this District 6330 (Eastern Michigan and SW Ontario) offer the following scholarship opportunities:

  • The Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships program offers is to further international understanding and friendly relations amongst people of different countries.  Goals will include the development of awareness and respect for other cultures and promoting the ideal of service above self.  Candidates are often recent graduates who may have had work experience. They commit to one or two years study in another country, must be proficient in the language in which they will study, must be leaders whose study fields have a strong humanitarian impact and preferably who request to study in countries that do not host many scholars. They must have defined and realistic goals, maturity and sense of purpose. A flat grant of $23,000 USD will be provided.
  • The Rotary Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations and related areas. They must have a 4-year undergraduate degree, must qualify for a master's level program and must be proficient in more than one language. They will be chosen for their ability to make the greatest impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their future careers and through service activities. A minimum 3 years work experience is required. Candidates endorsed by Rotary District 6330 enter a global competition for one of the 60 fellowships offered by The Rotary Foundation each year. Our district may endorse one qualified candidate each year from both USA and Canada . The calculation of the monetary value of scholarship will be individually determined with an average of $60,000 USD per Fellow. FOR MORE INFORMATION:
  • Academic Ambassadorial Scholarships - usually one year www.rotary.org >Students and Youth>Educational Programs >Ambassadorial Scholarships.
  • Rotary World Peace Fellowships - 2 years at Master's degree level www.rotary.org >Students and Youth>Educational Programs >Rotary Centers for International Studies.
  • Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program - 3-month certificate program www.rotary.org >Students and Youth>Educational Programs >Rotary Peace & Conflict Studies.

APA Student Travel Award (2009 flyer)

  • The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association sponsors an annual competition for graduate student travel awards. The purpose of the Travel Award program is to help psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA Convention to present their research. In 2008, approximately 100 students will receive $300 to support their travel to the APA Convention in Boston, MA. Applicants who are both members of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) and first authors are eligible to have their convention registration fees waived. Further information about this potential fee waiver will be provided to all applicants in the notification of application receipt, which will be emailed in April. All applicants will be notified of selection decisions in late May. The Application Deadline is April 1. For more information, please visit this website: http://www.apa.org/science/travinfo.html

Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship

  • The scholarship was created as a tangible symbol of co-operation between Canadian Japanese and Canadian Mennonites, subsequent to a formal apology that was offered to Canadian Japanese, by MCC Canada on behalf of Canadian Mennonites.
  • The scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and to reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
  • See this document and visit their website: Mennonite Central Committee Canada.
  • Deadline: April 1st.

April

The Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship

  • Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies accepts applications for The Schmeelk Canada Fellowshi. The Schmeelk Canada Fellowship is aimed at developing tolerance and understanding between Anglophone and Francophone Canadians, and developing collaboration and trust between Canadian business and government.
  • Worth a total of  $10,000 CAD per academic term for up to four terms in total, the Fellowship is awarded for graduate-level studies in Canada to Canadian citizens who have already applied directly to one of three universities: for francophone applicants, the University of Calgary or The University of Western Ontario, and Université Laval for anglophone applicants. Fellows may choose their own program of study at the graduate level as long as it meets the academic standards of the university. Law is also accepted as long as the candidate already has a university degree in a field other than Law.
  • Please visit the Schmeelk Canada Fellowship web site for more detailed information on the application process and eligibility criteria.
  • Deadline: April 15 to The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Room 200, Natural Sciences Centre).
The Section for Women and Psychology (SWAP) of the Canadian Psychological Association
  • Student Paper Award. The Section for Women and Psychology (SWAP) of the Canadian Psychological Association offers a $500 award for a student-authored paper of special relevance to women that best represents our mandate: •  to promote research, practice and education about and by women in psychology; •  to make feminist research and practice visible within CPA and psychological communities more generally; •  to represent a collective of psychologists working to eliminate sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism and homophobia, ageism, and ableism.

    To be eligible the paper must have been submitted to the 2008 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association or the 2008 SWAP pre-convention workshop: Determinants of Women's Health: a Holistic Approach to Understanding Women's Psychological and Physical Well-Being. Submissions may be in French or English. Papers co-authored with a faculty member or non-faculty are acceptable, but the research must be primarily that of the applicant who must be first author. Application form. For more information, contact E.B. Brownlie (SWAP student awards coordinator) at EB_Brownlie@camh.net.

  • Travel Awards. SWAP also offers $200 travel bursaries for students presenting at the 2008 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association. Priority is given to students who will be presenting papers or posters on topics of particular relevance to women. Application form. For more information, contact E.B. Brownlie (SWAP student awards coordinator) at EB_Brownlie@camh.net.

Competition for Students' Exchange Program (Le texte français suit le texte anglais)

Concours Programme d'échanges d'étudiants

  • Le gouvernement du Canada invite les institutions canadiennes à soumettre des candidatures dans le cadre du Programme d'échanges d'étudiants de cycles supérieurs et du Programme d'échange d'étudiants de premier cycle ou de niveau collégial (y compris le Programme de bourses d'échange (leadership) Canada-Chili et le Programme de bourses Canada - CARICOM) .   Les bourses sont valables au Canada soit pour la recherche, soit pour les études.
  • Pour en connaître plus sur le programme et avoir accès  à la demande en ligne veuillez consulter le site W eb www.bourses.gc.ca .  Seul l'établissement canadien peut faire la demande en ligne au nom de l'étudiant.
  • Nous vous demandons de distribuer l'annonce ci-jointe aux responsables de programmes d'échanges ainsi qu'à toute autre personne qui pourrait être intéressée à ce programme.   Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer au scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca.

The Drever Trust MSc Postgraduate Scholarship

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a postgraduate student accepted onto an MSc course in any subject in Psychology. The award will cover fees at the UK/EU level for the one year duration of an MSc programme, but is open to applicants from any country. A small additional amount may also be available to contribute to research costs, and this amount may vary. http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/colleges/drevertrust.htm The closing date for applications is April 30th.

UNESCO-L'Oréal For Women in Science International Fellowships (Le texte français suit.)

  • The UNESCO-L'Oréal for Women in Science International Fellowships are granted annually to promising young women scientists, at the doctorate or post-doctorate level, in the Life Sciences to encourage international scientific cooperation and the developing of cross-cultural networks.
  • Applications received will be reviewed by a Canadian committee of L'Oreal and UNESCO representatives and scientific experts for nomination to the I nternational Jury for the 2010 UNESCO-L'ORÉAL Fellowships in Life Sciences. Four (4) applicants will be submitted to represent Canada at the international level. Final selection will be made by an International Jury. The International Jury will select winners from amongst entries received from UNESCO member countries in each of the five geo-cultural regions of the world.
  • Number: 15 (4 Canadian nominees)
  • Amount: $40,000 USD tenable two academic terms ($20,000 each year)
  • Place of Study: Host institute outside of Canada
  • Deadline: Postmarked application packages must be sent to the AUCC on or before April 30.
  • Guidelinesand application: Visit the AUCC website: https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=934&oth=0005352009.

Bourses Internationales UNESCO-L'Oréal Pour les Femmes et la Science

  • Les bourses internationales UNESCO-L'Oréal « Pour les Femmes et la Science » sont accordées annuellement à de jeunes chercheuses prometteuses de niveau doctoral ou postdoctoral dans le domaine des sciences de la vie. Elles visent à favoriser la coopération internationale et l'établissement de réseaux transculturels.
  • Les demandes seront étudiées par un comité canadien formé de représentants et d'experts scientifiques de L'Oréal et de l'UNESCO. Le comité retiendra quatre (4) de ces demandes, qui seront ensuite soumises, au nom du Canada, au jury international d'attribution des prix UNESCO-L'Oréal 2010 sciences de la vie. Le jury international désignera enfin les récipiendaires à partir des candidatures provenant de tous les pays membres de l'UNESCO, répartis dans les cinq régions géoculturelles du monde.
  • Nombre de bourses: 15 (4 candidatures canadiennes)
  • Montant:   40 000 $US pour deux années scolaires (20 000 $US par année.)
  • Lieu de recherche : Établissement d'accueil situé à l'extérieur du Canada
  • ÉchéancesLes demandes doivent parvenir à l'AUCC au plus tard le 30 avril.
  • Formulaire de demande et lingues directrices : Visitez le site Web de l'AUCC : https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=934&oth=0005352009
  • Veuillez publier l'avis général concernant ces bourses de recherche et relayer le présent courriel aux personnes qui pourraient être intéressées par le programme.

May

G. Ron Frisch Doctoral Studentship in Clinical Psychology

  • The Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre announces the G. Ron Frisch Doctoral Studentship in Clinical Psychology. This award will be granted to an outstanding Ontario student who plans to complete studies and dissertation combining clinical psychology and problem gambling research. It will provide a $20,000 studentship and $5,000 expenses for each of three years of study, for a total of $75,000 making it one of the most prestigious awards in Canada. A two-year Master's studentship at $17,500/year is also available. Solicitation Schedule: announced by the middle of March; applications are due in the middle of May; student notifcations are made by the end of the third week of June. Details and application guidelines are available at www.gamblingresearch.org. If you have any questions, please write to info@gamblingresearch.org. See flyer.

The Martin E. P. Seligman Award

  • The Seligman competition will award a cash grant of $1,000 to a scholar who has completed a PhD dissertation in any area of research related to Positive Psychology in the last three years and who plans to continue research in this area. The dissertation must have been completed after May 30. For more information and application details, please open this flyer. Deadline: May 30.

APF: Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship

  • The American Psychological Foundation (APF) provides financial support for innovative research and
    programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential
    both now and in generations to come.
  • Research indicates that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million
    Americans living with mental illness. APF is seeking proposals for graduate-level scholarly projects that use a
    psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Amount: $5,000 will be available for graduate student projects.
  • See this document for more information: Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship.

Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program

  • The Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program recognizes the importance of building upon the current human resources in Northern Ontario to ensure quality service delivery in our communities. For this reason, education grants are available to Northern Ontario residents who intend to pursue full or part-time graduate level (master's or doctorate) courses in social work or psychology to cover tuition costs up to $500 per half-credit course and $1,000 per full-credit course to a maximum of $5,000 annually. Please visit this website for more information: Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program. Deadlines: June 1 for the fall session, October 1 for the winter session and February 1 for the spring session.

June

Kathryn Huget Leadership Award

  • Sponsored by The Calgary Foundation, the Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is meant for Master's and PhD students working in the area of leadership in business, specifically the advancement of women in leadership
    roles. The award amount is $1500 and the application must reach the office by 4:30 pm on June 30.
  • This year there will be one award given to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.  Preference given to the applicants studying in the areas of: organizational behaviour, business administration; business and commerce, sociology or psychology. The criteria and application form are available on the website: The Calgary Foundation.

July

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC); Le Conseil canadien pour la protection des animaux (CCPA)

  • The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has asked NSERC to circulate the notice to  graduate students  who might be interested in CCAC's  Fellowship Program. Please consult the attachment for details. Application deadline: middle of July.
  • Le Conseil canadien pour la protection des animaux (CCPA) a demandé au CRSNG de circuler l 'avis ci-joint aux étudiants gradués  qui pourraient être intéressés  aux Bourses de recherche du CCPA.    Veuillez consulter le document pour plus de détails.  Date limite de la réception des candidatures : le 18 juillet 2008.

August

APA Early Researcher Awards

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) Science Student Council accepts h submissions for the Early Researcher Awards in August. These awards recognize outstanding student researchers who are currently early in their graduate training (i.e., this should be recently completed research, within approximately twelve months preceding the submission deadline). We are unable to accept submissions from advanced graduate students for research completed earlier in their graduate training. Submissions for research in progress will also not be accepted.
  • Strong preference will be given to students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities earlier in their graduate training (i.e., up to and including master's thesis or equivalent), and who show a considerable level of independence in conducting their research.
  • Up to three awards, drawn from basic science, applied science, and/or interdisciplinary science areas. Each recipient will receive an award of $1,000. For more information, please visit this website: http://www.apa.org/science/era.html.

September

Rhodes Scholarships

  • The Rhodes Scholarships , the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. These scholarships are granted for two years, with the possibility of a third.
  • Scholarships cover tuition expenses and a living stipend. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or domiciled in Canada, born between October 2, 1982 and October 1, 1988, and, except for medical students, have received an undergraduate degree before taking up the scholarship. 
  • Selection is made on the basis of proven intellectual and academic attainment of a high standard, fondness and success in outdoor sports, qualities of truthfulness, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness, and fellowship, exhibition of moral force of character and on instincts to lead and take an interest in one's contemporaries. Qualities of both character and intellect are the most important requirements for a Rhodes Scholarship.
  • Candidates are to gather the requisite documentation, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, and provide these to Dr. B.D. Jameson, Office of the President, by mid-October, in order to provide an endorsement by the President and meet the Rhodes Scholarship regional selection committee deadlines of late October.
  • Western is very supportive of the Rhodes Scholarship program, and over the past five years has had three successful candidates. Application forms are produced annually and are available from the Office of the President in September.

Competition for Students' Exchange Program: CARICOM Countries

Programme d'échanges d'étudiants : Pays de la CARICOM

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

  • The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is actively promoting increased participation of Canadian natural sciences and engineering (NSE) researchers in HFSP programs to ensure a return on the HFSP membership* investments made by NSERC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
  • The HFSP supports international collaborations in basic research with an emphasis placed on novel, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to fundamental investigations in the life sciences, focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms.
  • The HFSP is focusing on interdisciplinary research and wishes to involve scientists from outside the life sciences in research collaborations. The HFSP Fellowships and upcoming deadlines are as follows:
  • Long-Term Fellowships - For applicants with a Ph.D. in the life sciences who are expected to broaden their horizons by moving into a new research area that is different from their doctoral studies or previous postdoctoral training.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships - For applicants with a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, material sciences or computer sciences who wish to gain research experience in the life sciences, proposing a significant change in discipline.
  • Short-Term Fellowships - F or a short period in a laboratory in another country (e.g., to learn or develop new techniques, to use instruments or technology not available in their own country, etc. The application period is year-round, with three to four months for processing time.).
  • We encourage you to read the guidelines and application instructions available at: http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php

*Find HFSP members countries at: http://www.hfsp.org/about/AboutCountries.php

Bourses postdoctorales offertes par le Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

  • Le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) est engagé dans la promotion active de la participation des chercheurs canadiens en sciences naturelles et en génie aux programmes du HFSP. Une participation accrue des chercheurs assurera le rendement des investissements faits par le Canada à titre de membre* du HFSP par l'entremise du CRSNG et des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC).
  • Le HFSP appuie les collaborations internationales en recherche fondamentale et met l'accent sur des approches novatrices et interdisciplinaires de la recherche fondamentale en sciences de la vie, axées sur les mécanismes complexes des organismes vivants.
  • Le HFSP est axé sur la recherche interdisciplinaire et vise la participation de scientifiques de domaines extérieurs aux sciences de la vie à des collaborations en recherche. Les programmes de bourses postdoctorales du HFSP et les dates limites à venir sont les suivants:
  • Bourses à long terme  - Pour les candidats ayant un doctorat en sciences de la vie dont on s'attend à ce qu'ils élargissent leurs horizons en passant à un nouveau domaine de recherche qui diffère de celui de leurs études de doctorat ou de leur formation postdoctorale antérieure (la date limite de présentation des demandes est le 11 septembre 2008);
  • Bourses interdisciplinaires  - Pour les candidats ayant un doctorat en physique, en chimie, en mathématiques, en génie, en sciences des matériaux ou en informatique qui souhaitent acquérir de l'expérience de recherche en sciences de la vie et qui envisagent un changement considérable de discipline;
  • Bourses à court terme  - Pour les candidats qui passent de courtes périodes dans un laboratoire à l'étranger (notamment pour apprendre ou élaborer de nouvelles techniques ou pour utiliser des instruments ou des technologies qui ne sont pas disponibles dans leur propre pays. Les demandes peuvent être présentées en tout temps et sont traitées dans les trois à quatre mois suivant leur présentation).
  • Nous vous invitons à consulter les lignes directrices et les modalités de présentation des demandes à : http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php (en anglais seulement).

*Consultez les pays membres du HFSP à : http://www.hfsp.org/about/AboutCountries.php (en anglais seulement).

APA Dissertation Research Awards (2009 flyer)

  • The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of the Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. The current program includes 30-40 grants of $1000 each, along with several larger grants of up to $5000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.
  • Please visit this web site for more information: http://www.apa.org/science/dissinfo.html
  • The annual deadline for Dissertation Award applications is September 15. Application packets will be accepted after June 1st. Award decisions are typically made in November for the Dissertation Awards.

APA Early Research Awards (2009 flyer)

  • Sp Sponsoredb y the APA ScienceS tudent Council, the EarlyResearcher Award competition rewards outstandings tudent research projects completed before the dissertation. Up to three $1,000 awards will be granted to pre-doctoral researchers in basic science, applied s cience, and/or interdisciplinary science.
    The application deadline is September 15.

APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award

  • Additionally, the Directorate is pleased to announce that it will administer on behalf of the American Psychological Foundation the nineth annual APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award. This is a single award in the amount of $2,000 for the dissertation research that indicates the most potential to contribute toward the development and improvement of mental illness services for those with severe and persistent mental illness. Applicants for the Husted Award must meet the same eligibility requirements as the Dissertation Research Awards. A panel of experts on the serious mental illnesses will select the awardee. For more information, please visit the Todd E. Husted Memorial Dissertation Award page.
  • Please visit this web site for more information: http://www.apa.org/science/dissinfo.html
  • The annual deadline for Dissertation Award applications is September 15. Application packets will be accepted after June 1. Award decisions are typically made in December for the APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award.

Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program

  • The Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program recognizes the importance of building upon the current human resources in Northern Ontario to ensure quality service delivery in our communities. For this reason, education grants are available to Northern Ontario residents who intend to pursue full or part-time graduate level (master's or doctorate) courses in social work or psychology to cover tuition costs up to $500 per half-credit course and $1,000 per full-credit course to a maximum of $5,000 annually. Please visit this website for more information: Northern Ontario Grant Assistance Program. Deadlines: June 1 for the fall session, October 1 for the winter session and February 1 for the spring session.

October

In addition to the non-major awards that may be listed in this section, please be sure to review the major awards' on this web site, because the deadlines are usually in October.

NSERC's Summer Program in Japan or Taiwan

  • NSERC's Summer Program in Japan or Taiwan provides graduate students in science and engineering with a two-month research experience in a university, national laboratory or institute in Japan or Taiwan. The application deadline for this program is November 1. Please visit this website for more information: NSERC's Summer Program in Japan or Taiwan.

Fellowships and Awards Opportunities for Women in Graduate Studies

  • Founded in 1919, The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a voluntary, non-profit, self-funded bilingual organization of close to 10,000 women university graduates. CFUW/FCFDU members are active in public affairs, working to raise the social, economic and legal status of women, as well as to improve education, the environment, peace, justice and human rights. Each year, CFUW provides a range of awards and fellowships to women through its charitable trust program to encourage the development of high quality scholarship.
  • The CFUW Fellowships and Awards for funding academic year are posted on the CFUW Web site at http://www.cfuw.org/.  
  • Graduate women enrolled in Masters and Doctoral programs at the time of application are eligible to apply.  Interested candidates must apply directly to CFUW. Complete applications must be received at CFUW before the deadline date of November 1.
  • If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact Betty Dunlop, CFUW Fellowships Program Manager at cfuwfls@rogers.com.

Online Colleges.org

  • The scholarship, "Online Colleges.org Support A Student Scholarship for Single Parents," - the first of its kind - was created to financially assist single parents enrolled in a college degree program with an online learning component.
  • The winner, who will be announced on December 1st, 2011, will be awarded $10,000 towards non-tuition related living expenses for the January 2012 academic year including: . Rent . Childcare . Books and School Supplies . Utilities - Gas and Electric . Utilities - Internet . Groceries Any single parent enrolled in a degree program with a significant online component is eligible to apply. The applicant must also be receiving some other type of financial aid.
  • Deadline: November 1st.

November

Health Canada's Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Health Canada's Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides opportunities for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to work with prominent Health Canada scientists in an innovative research environment that promotes excellence in science to support informed decision-making. For more information, click on the following links: English; Francais.

Graduate Thesis Research Awards Fund (GTRF) -- Western Internally Funded

  • The GTRF is provided to graduate students to help support their costs of research undertaken at Western. Applicants must be engaged in writing a thesis/dissertation as part of their degree requirements. Grant amount: as determined by the student's Faculty up to a maximum of $1500. Applications and Guidelines are available in November each year. Deadline: Psychology graduate students submit their applications to Psychology for a department signature by an earlier deadline prior to submission to the Faculty of Social Science Dean's Office (9th floor, Social Science Centre) by November 15.

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Fellowships

  • Each year APF (American Psychological Foundation) awards up to five Koppitz Graduate Student Fellowships to promote the advancement of knowledge and learning in the field of child psychology. Several runner-up applicants receive travel stipends to attend the APA Convention and other conferences in child psychology.
  • Dr. Werner Koppitz made a bequest of more than $4 million to APF to honor his late wife, Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz, Ph.D., a school and educational psychologist, who died of leukemia in 1983.
  • Amount: Up to five fellowships of up to $28,000 for graduate work and professional development; ten $4,000 travel stipends for runners-up.
  • Eligibility: To qualify for the fellowship, applicants must have achieved doctoral candidacy. Students can apply before having passed their qualifying exams, but proof of having advanced to doctoral candidacy will be required before funds are released.
  • Information and a link to the rfp can be found at http://www.apa.org/apf/koppitz.html
  • Deadline: November 15.

 

December

Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship

  • The annual Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships competition in the social sciences and humanities is open to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants pursuing full-time doctoral studies in Canada, and exceptionally to Canadians pursuing full-time doctoral studies at foreign institutions. Foreign nationals pursuing doctoral studies at Canadian institutions will also be supported, with a preference for candidates from the developing world. Although priority will be accorded to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants, up to one fourth of the total number of Trudeau Scholars may be foreign nationals. Please visit this website for more information. Psychology Faculty members may submit a nomination to the Psychology Graduate Program Office in early November and Psychology will forward one nomination to Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies [Room 200, Natural Sciences Building] in December.

Competition for Students' Exchange Program

  • The Government of Canada is seeking applications from Canadian publicly funded institutions for the Graduate Students' Exchange Program (GSEP)  (including the Canada-Caribbean Community Leadership Scholarships and the Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarships) to provide international students with six-month research/studie s scholarships at Canadian institutions. 
  • NOTE: If there is no existing graduate exchange, please note that we will also consider graduate research applications which involve a new or established collaboration between a professor from a Canadian and foreign university that may develop into an institutional partnership. 
  • Information and the online application is available at:  http://www.scholarships.gc.ca/GSEP-en.html.  Please note that the Canadian institution must apply on behalf of the student. Note that the deadline is usually mid-December . For further information on the GSEP, please contact Julita Palka at jpalka@cbie.ca.

Competition for Commonwealth Scholarship Plan (Malta & NZ)

London Goodenough Association of Canada

  • The London Goodenough Association of Canada (“LGAC”) invites applications for scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England. The LGAC awards Scholarships towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College (www.goodenough.ac.uk), the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London. The LGAC is an association of Canadian former students who lived in the College’s residences.
  • In the past, the deadline for receipt of all application materials has been early January. Candidates will be notified of the results of their applications in late April. For further information, visit the LGAC website.