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External Scholarship Deadlines

2017-2018

Below you will find important deadline dates for external graduate scholarships in the upcoming 2017-18 competitions. If you have not already done so please order your transcripts TODAY as the deadline dates for some of the scholarships are fast approaching. Please send transcripts directly to our office:

ATTN: Graduate Program in Psychology, 297 BSB — it is also helpful to indicate which scholarship you are applying for ie (OGS/CIHR).
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
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Scholarship and Awards Information Sessions

Faculty of Graduate studies welcomes students to an information session on upcoming Scholarships and Awards opportunities.

Session 1
When:  Wednesday, September 21 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:  519 Kaneff Tower

Session 2
When: Monday, September 26 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 280N York Lanes

Both sessions will cover the same information, pick the date that best suits your schedule.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS OPPORTUNITIES 2017-2018

The Grad Office understands that sometimes students applying to scholarships often struggle in what to include in their own applications.  So, as a courtesy service, the Grad Office has a folder of past successful scholarship proposals for you to look.  If you wish to look at these folders, please stop by the Grad Office (297 BSB) during business hours.  Photocopies and pictures of these samples are not allowed and they may not be removed from the office.

Please send/hand in your official transcripts to the Grad Office (297 BSB) a couple weeks before the official deadlines so, that the office can calculate grade point averages (GPA) in a timely matter.  This will be greatly appreciated by office staff!

Changes to OGS and General OGS Overview for 2017-2018:

  • PhD students in their 4th year of study (or beyond) in Fall 2016 are ineligible to apply for OGS in 2017–18. Must be in 3rd year or less as of December 2016, to be eligible.
  • OCGS (Ontario Council of Graduate Studies) guidelines state that Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) will be awarded to eligible master’s students for a maximum of two academic years; eligible doctoral students may hold the OGS award for a maximum of four academic years. The Ontario Graduate Scholarship will not be awarded to doctoral students after their fourth year of study.
  • In addition, a lifetime maximum of six (6) years of government-funded student awards must not have been exceeded by the applicant. Awards under the following programs will be counted toward this lifetime maximum:
  1. the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (OGS)
  2. the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)
  3. the Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  4. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarship or SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
  5. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell CGS Doctoral Scholarship or NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
  6. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Frederick Banting and Charles Best CGS Doctoral Award or Doctoral Foreign Study Award
  7. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
  8. Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s level (CGS-M)
  • Applicants cannot hold an OGS scholarship and any of the following scholarships at the same time:
  1. Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)
  2. Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  3. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarship or SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
  4. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell CGS Doctoral Scholarship or NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
  5. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Frederick Banting and Charles Best CGS Doctoral Award or Doctoral Foreign Study Award
  6. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
  7. Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s level (CGS-M)

 

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and QEII Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)

Value: $15,000 per year for a one year maximum.

 If you are applying to an OGS/QEII and one of the Tri-Council awards (CIHR Doctoral, NSERC Doctoral, SSHRC Doctoral, and CGS-Masters awards), submit both  together  according to your Tri-Council deadline (see below) and complete Part A (Student Profile) of the OGS application form. Your OGS/QEII application will be based on your Tri-Council application. Students do not need a separate set of transcripts and assessment forms for OGS if they are submitting a Tri-Council application.

If you are applying only to an OGS and not to any of one of the Tri-Council awards, complete Part A and Part B of the OGS application form and submit it to the Grad Office (297 BSB), along with transcripts and OGS assessment forms by the applicable deadline determined by your field of research (please see below).  International students follow the same deadlines as domestic OGS applicants.

For more information and to access the OGS forms (application and assessment forms), please go here: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-finances/funding-awards/ogs/?_cldee=Y2RvdXJpc0B5b3JrdS5jYQ%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-11b05d88352e4d0eb30f4a77b3a060be-60d7225608cb4389b46029d156644144

 

Tri-Council Scholarships

You can only apply to one of the tri-councils (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) depending on the topic of your research. You should discuss with your supervisor which is most appropriate. Then follow the instructions and deadlines for that one.

  1. CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Awards and CGS Doctoral Awards (DFSA/CGSD)
    Deadline: September 29, 2016 - Students apply directly to CIHR. (Part A of the OGS application is handed in to the Grad Office – 297 BSB).

Value: Trainee stipend: $30,000 per annum, Research allowance: $5,000 per annum.

For more information and to access the application, please go here: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-finances/funding-awards/dfsa-cgsd/?_cldee=Y2RvdXJpc0B5b3JrdS5jYQ%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-11b05d88352e4d0eb30f4a77b3a060be-60d7225608cb4389b46029d156644144

  1. NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships and CGS Doctoral Awards (PGSD/CGSD)
    Deadline for transcripts: October 6, 2016 (Transcripts are to submitted to297BSB)

Deadline for finalized application: October 13, 2016 (Submit hard copy of Part A of the OGS Application to 297 BSB)

Value: PGS D - $21,000 per year up to 3 years, CGS D - $35,000 per year up to 3 years.

When asked “who is the uploader of the transcripts” – Please write the name of Richolette Freckleton, Scholarships & Awards Coordinator, fgssac@yorku.ca.

For more information and to access the application, please go here: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-finances/funding-awards/nserc/?_cldee=Y2RvdXJpc0B5b3JrdS5jYQ%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-11b05d88352e4d0eb30f4a77b3a060be-60d7225608cb4389b46029d156644144

  1. SSHRC Fellowships and CGS Doctoral Awards (DF/CGSD)
    Deadline: October 26, 2016 (Submit hard copy of SSHRC application and Part A of the OGS Application to 297 BSB. References are to be submitted in a sealed envelope with the signature on the back.)

Value: SSHRC - $20,000 per year up to 4 years, CGS - $35,000 per year up to 3 years.

For more information and to access the application, please go here: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-finances/funding-awards/sshrc/?_cldee=Y2RvdXJpc0B5b3JrdS5jYQ%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-11b05d88352e4d0eb30f4a77b3a060be-60d7225608cb4389b46029d156644144

 

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (CGSM)
Deadline: December 1, 2016  (Submit hard copy of Part A of the OGS Application to 297 BSB)

Value: $17, 500 for one year.

For more information and to access the application, please go here: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-finances/funding-awards/cgsm/?_cldee=Y2RvdXJpc0B5b3JrdS5jYQ%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-11b05d88352e4d0eb30f4a77b3a060be-60d7225608cb4389b46029d156644144

 

 

Here’s a quick recap:

Scholarship Deadline to Submit Transcripts to Grad Office (297 BSB) to calculate GPA Deadline to submit transcripts to Grad Office (297 BSB) Deadline to submit Tri-Council and OGS Applications
CIHR Doctoral (DFSA/CGSD) Wednesday, September 21, 2016 N/A Thursday, September 29, 2016
NSERC Doctoral (PGSD/CGSD) Thursday, September 29, 2016 Thursday, October 06, 2016 Thursday, October 13, 2016
SSHRC Doctoral (DF/CGSD) Wednesday, October 12, 2016 N/A Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (CGSM) Thursday, November 17, 2016 N/A Thursday, December 01, 2016

 

Order transcripts early to avoid any delays!

 

Updated on September 16th, 2016.