Major Scholarship Deadlines
Thinking about grad school – either at McMaster or elsewhere? Need funding? Apply for a scholarship! List of Major Scholarships and Deadlines.
Please advise Carol Robinson, Graduate Program, of the scholarships for which you will be applying via firstname.lastname@example.org. She is the Department’s scholarship liaison officer. Students are responsible to order transcripts, request references and monitor scholarship information via relevant websites from mid-August onward for information, guidelines, application processes, etc.
OGS Central Competition
All those who applied for Tri-Agency scholarships will automatically be considered for the OGS central competition. All those applying for graduate studies for Fall 2017 who meet the eligibility requirements will be entered into the OGS competition. All those who are currently in program and meet the eligibility requirements will be notified when the competition is announced and will be encouraged to apply. The department’s allocation for 2016/17 is 3 OGS awards. Other applicants will be considered in the central pool.
Please submit an updated CV by end of (Date to be determined.)
Ontario Graduate Fellowships Value $12,000
Candidates who submit a Tri-Council scholarship or OGS award application will automatically be considered. A separate QE2GSST-specific application is NOT required. Those already in program who are eligible are encouraged to apply through the OGS competition and will be considered form GSSTs and OGFs on that basis.
Available to VISA students. Nominations are made by department to SGS
Spring 2017, specific date TBA
KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA Fellowship
Female doctoral students are eligible; department will cover the filing fee and courier applications to the foundation.
Application deadline is March 30, 2017. Application is submitted DIRECTLY to Foundation; hardcopies to department office by 3:30pm
Grad students must be conducting SSHRC-related research.
Early 2017(Specific date TBA); hardcopies to department office by 3:30pm
Department will nominate candidates when SGS sends notification that funds are available. All eligible candidates are considered.
NSERC Innovation Challenge Award (via Kinesiology to MILO) for recent or soon-to-be graduates whose research translates to real life applications, products, or processes. Nominations are made by the supervisor and stuent to the department.
Spring 20167 specific date TBA
SGS Grant-in-Aid TRAVEL RESEARCH & FIELD STUDY AWARDS
Applications may be made at any time during the year through MOSAIC.
Grant-in-Aid applicants will automatically be considered for the HARVEY award.
Applications may be made through MOSAIC.
GSA Travel Awards – 3 times annually, application made through MOSAIC.
GSA applicants will automatically be considered for the HARVEY Travel and YATES Travel awards
Joan Heimbecker Memorial GRADUATE BURSARY
Students must receive no more than $24,500 in gross annual funding. Application available from FORMS page. Deadline to be announced; due at department office by 4pm
SSHRC-related research, opportunity for incoming students only – see Grad calendar
Early 2017 – date to be announced; potential supervisors must endorse.
CAGS/UMI 2012 DISTINGUISHED DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AWARDS
Nominations are made by supervisor(s) to the department.
Early 2016; hardcopies to department office by 3:30pm
MacKENZIE KING PhD OPEN/TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS
Students must have 11/12 average to apply.
February 1, 2017; hardcopies to the department office by 4pm
ONTARIO TRILLIUM SCHOLARSHIPS (non-Canadians, and Canadians outside Ontario, incoming doctoral)
Applicants for PhD program must have complete applications to be considered.
Early 2017; potential supervisors must endorse candidates.
Joan Heimbecker MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Application is made through MOSAIC.
Deadline is March 10, 2017
ODED BAR-OR BURSARY
Students must receive no more than $24,500 in annual funding and be engaged in research in pediatric exercise and/or pediatric nutrition. If you apply for the general bursary you will automatically be considered for this bursary. Application is made through MOSAIC Student Financial Aid.
Deadline is January 10, 2017
GWEN GEORGE BURSARY for ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Students must receive no more than $24,500 in annual funding. If you apply for the general bursary you will automatically be considered for this bursary. Application is made through MOSAIC Student Financial Aid.
Deadline is January 10, 2017
TRI-COUNCIL HARMONIZED MASTER’s SCHOLARSHIPS – DIRECT SUBMISSION on line
SSHRC CGS Master’s, CIHR Master’s Banting & Best, and NSERC CGS Master’s Scholarships
4th yr U/G candidates are to apply via on line portal, and may select up to 5 universities/institutions. MSc Yr 1 should apply listing McMaster as the choice of institution. CGPA must be A minus or higher. All documentation must be uploaded to the portal by December 1, 2016. Carol will scan transcripts to pdf, if you need. Click here for instructions and access to on line portal
**If you wish your application reviewed and critiqued BEFORE YOU SUBMIT, please send e-copies to department office by 4pm November 22, 2016 (use email@example.com)
ONTARIO WOMEN’S HEALTH SCHOLARS AWARDS
Click here for de tails/criteria/eligibilty. Candidates are to submit their complete application as a single (or a series of) WORD document(s) by December 1, 2016; e-copies to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm. Please ensure that you copy Carol Robinson on your email submission.
AUTISM SCHOLARS AWARD
MSc value $18,000; PhD value $20,000. Statement of interest/plan of study no more than 1,000 words PLUS a non-technical summary no more than 500 words.
December 1, 2016; e-applications to email@example.com by 4pm. Please ensure that you copy Carol Robinson on your email submission
Glen Bandiera & Jolie Ringash RENAISSANCE AWARD Value$ 25,000
Award is intended to improve educational experiences by giving students the means to travel or take part in a course that is productive, creative and challenging. Experience must NOT be related to their course of study. November 3, 2016.
Queen Elizabeth II Travel Bursary, funded by A Beale. For McMaster students in need to allow participation in international exchange programs. Preference will be given to students travelling to a Commonwealth country.
If you apply for the general bursary you will be consider for this travel bursary. Application is made through MOSAIC Student Financial Aid.
SSHRC Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships
Applications are first ranked at the department level.
October 20, 2016 ; hard copies to department office by 9:30 a.m.
CIHR CGS Doctoral Scholarships – DIRECT SUBMISSION to the agency
Applications are not reviewed or ranked by the department. SGS internal deadline is September 23, 2016. Competition akin to a research grant – needs ROADS or HSci Fin approval before submission. All documentation must be uploaded to ResearchNET by Tuesday, October 4, 2016
NSERC CGS/PGS Doctoral Scholarships
Thursday September 22, 2016; hard copy to Carol Robinson by 9:30 a.m. Dept MUST recommend your application. SGS online deadline October 5, 2016; NSERC on line deadline October 5, 2016
PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU Doctoral Fellowships
October 24, 2016; e-documents to department office by 4pm
GOVERNOR GENERAL ACADEMIC MEDAL
Nominations are made by supervisor(s) to the department.
September 20, 2016; nominations to department office by 4pm
Application process is on line via http://sfas.mcmaster.ca/awards/rhodes_index.html Candidates must be endorsed by McMaster in order to proceed to the competition. Please notify department office of your intent to apply. Early September 2016; submit DIRECTLY to Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by 4pm
TRI-AGENCY Michael SMITH FOREIGN STUDY SUPPLEMENT
You must hold a Tri-Agency CGS award at the time you apply and at the time you travel.Previous SMITH Award holders cannot apply. Applications are NOT ranked by the department; however, they are recommended.
Tuesday September 20, 2016; hardcopies to the department office by 9:30 am
VANIER TRI-COUNCIL CGS DOCTORAL
Packages are compiled by supervisor and doctoral candidate and submitted through department office.
LETTER of INTENT packages by Monday September 12, 2016 to SGS
BANTING POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Packages are compiled by supervisor and PDF candidate – PhDs must be defendedbetween September 21, 2013 and September 23, 2017.(inclusively)
LETTER of INTENT packages by Monday, August 15, 2016 to SGS