The Ontario Graduate Scholarship has no citizenship restriction,
so most students should consider applying. 

Students entering 5th year of PhD studies in 2011-12 can also
apply, unless you have already held 4 years of government
funding, and should seriously consider applying.

An OGS application also allows you to be considered for an
Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, which
are distributed by the department.

The deadline is this Wednesday, October 13th.

The process starts at

Students should log-in and apply on-line.  Referees should be
provided with the fillable pdf recommendation.  Original
transcripts are required for all Canadian and American
universities. If the transcripts are not received by
the deadline, I will make copies of transcripts in student
files till the originals are received.  I will provide
certified copies of any foreign transcripts. A hard
copy of the application and all supporting
documents, collected by the applicant in signed, sealed
envelopes, should be brought to my off by 5 p.m. on 
Wednesday, October 13th.

If you have any questions, please drop by or e-mail me.

Hope you all have a pleasant Thanksgiving weekend,

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Dean's Student Initiative Fund

The Dean's Student Initiative Fund has been established to provide financial support
for student initiatives that aspire to create dialogue and foster a greater sense of
community through special events, lectures, or other forms of community engagement.
This competition is open to undergraduate or graduate Faculty of Arts & Science
students or student groups.

There two competions per year - the deadline for the first competion is November 1,
2010 at 5:00 p.m. For eligibility criteria and application details, please visit

Dean's Student Leadership Award

The Dean's Student Leadership Award recognizes an Arts & Science student who has
played a significant leadership role in his or her extracurricular activities and in
so doing has had a demonstrable impact on improving the quality of student
experience at the University of Toronto. This award is open to any undergraduate or
graduate student who is currently enrolled in a degree program in the Faculty of
Arts & Science.
If you know someone you would like to nominate, please visit
The application deadline is December 15, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.

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This 3-year award has a value of $50,000 per annum.  Canadian
and international students are eligible.  The department will
be assigned one, possibly two, nominations to put forward to
the university-wide
competition. If interested in being considered, please follow
the important instructions below.

The VANIER CGS PROGRAM aims to attract and retain
world-class doctoral students by supporting students who
demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of
scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social
sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering,
and health.

Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated
for a Vanier CGS.  In an effort to support students in broadening
their research horizons and seeking new challenges, the Vanier
CGS program strongly encourages candidates to pursue
their studies beyond the university that granted their undergraduate
and graduate degrees. Students wishing to apply for a Vanier CGS
must do so through the Canadian university to which they are
applying for doctoral studies. The Vanier CGS Scholarships are
valued at $50,000 per annum and International students are

ELIGIBILITY:  candidates must have completed no more than 20 months
of doctoral studies as of May 1 following the announcement of
results in order to be eligible to be nominated (i.e. candidates
who began their program as early as September 2009 would be eligible)

This applies to candidates who are in a combined MA/PhD program,
who fast-tracked from a master's to a PhD (did not complete their
master's and transferred to a PhD) or who entered directly into a
PhD program from their bachelor's degree; for these candidates,
the agencies will not include the first 12 months of graduate study
when evaluating eligibility.


Please note: the online application will no longer be accessible
after September 20th 2010 (9 AM). Students must complete and
submit their application electronically by this date.

Vanier website for eligibility requirements:

and for directions on application submission:

Students will be expected to complete the electronic application
and print off a copy to submit to the graduate unit by
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

Students will be required to provide the graduate unit with all
original transcripts along with a current original University of
Toronto transcript. This is required of all applicants including
those whose program commenced September 2010.

Students are reminded to request transcripts and complete the
"Indentify Referee" task on ResearchNet well in advance.
Referee assessments must be completed and submitted to
ResearchNet before students can complete and submit their
application. Technical support from ResearchNet is not available
on weekends.

Leadership Reference Letter is required:
The student will be responsible for attaching this letter to his/her
application package.

The leadership component is paramount in the selection of Vanier
CGS scholars. In order to assist the agency-specific peer review
selection committees and the Vanier Selection Board in assessing
this criterion, the nomination package will include a
leadership reference letter. This letter should be written by
someone who knows the candidate in a non-academic capacity and
can comment on the candidate's leadership skills. Leadership can
be determined in a variety of ways; proof of leadership must be
demonstrated in the letter.

Recruitment and Student Mobility:
As of the current 2011-12 competition, compelling cases of
students pursuing studies at the same university where their
previous degrees were obtained will be accepted, but these
should be the exceptions and not the rule.

Candidates who are nominated by a university where they have
completed a previous degree will be asked to provide a compelling
rationale, in the "Special Circumstances"?ssection, as to why
they have chosen the same/nominating university to undertake their PhD.
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Fulbright Canada, Awards opportunities for graduate students and scholars

Fulbright Canada runs a wide range of programs that support exceptional Canadian
students and scholars who wish to study, do research, or lecture in the United

Fulbright Student Program(available to Canadian graduate students who want to study
and/or do research in the United States for nine months during the 2011-2012
academic year)

Competition Closes: November 15, 2010

For further information or additional materials, please contact Jennifer Regan,
Chief Program Officer at or
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DONSHIPS FOR 2010-2011

New College is looking for several dynamic individuals to join our team of Residence
Dons for the 2010/11 academic year.  Applicants should be graduate or second-degree
students or undergraduate students who have completed at least 3 years of full time
study and can demonstrate significant leadership experience and maturity.

This exciting and challenging position requires individuals who can act as
responsible community leaders and role models, while also offering support, guidance
and academic advice to individual students.  This is a demanding role that requires
the successful applicants to take an active part in a busy and vibrant community as
well as provide on-call coverage, in rotation, for 3 residence buildings housing 786
undergraduate students.  The Don position is a "live-in" role that requires Dons to
maintain a visible presence in their community, respond to emergencies and provide
ongoing support to students as needed.

Successful candidates will receive comprehensive training and gain practical
experience in conflict resolution, para-counselling, community-building and
leadership.  In return for their services, Dons are provided with a self-contained
suite suitable for single accommodation and a full meal plan for the residence year
(early September to end of April).

New College is particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates
with experience in organizing or participating in extracurricular or co-curricular
clubs, course union's or student societies and who would enjoy sharing these
interests with a group of undergraduate students.

New College houses students from almost all faculties within the university;
therefore, we seek to recruit Dons from a wide variety of disciplines.  We expect
Dons to be enrolled in full time academic studies at the University of Toronto in
the 2010-2011 session.

Application forms are available online or from the
Office of Residence and Student Life
Wilson Hall Lounge, New College, 40 Willcocks Street
Telephone:  416.978.8875
Fax:  416.971.3072

Completed Applications (including application form,
statement of interest and experience, and r??sum??) and at least one
letter of reference from a former employer or volunteer supervisor  should be
submitted on or before
Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Applicants invited to attend an interview will be notified by email and must be
available for a short initial interview on either June 2nd or 3rd, 2010.  Following
the initial interview, a number of candidates will be invited to attend a second,
more in-depth interview to be held on either June 4th, 5th or 6th, 2010.
Full Interviews must be attended in person.

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to clarify that only those
candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


Office of Residence and Student Life
University of Toronto
40 Willcocks St
Toronto, ON  M5S 1C6
Tel: (416)978-8875
Fax: (416)971-3072
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General Motors Women in Science and Mathematics Awards

Eligibility Criteria:

* Must be a woman graduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Science who is
enrolled in a program in science or mathematics.

* Financial need will be considered; must demonstrate financial need by qualifying
for OSAP or by submitting a Financial Needs Assessment Form for the fall-winter
sessions in which the application is made.

* Please note: international students are not eligible.


* $1000

* Award is paid after re-registration in the next fall session at the University of


Applications are composed of 4 parts that must be submitted together. Please ensure
applications are complete upon submission. Incomplete applications will not be
considered. Applications must include applicant's student number and current mailing

1. One-page statement outlining the student's program of study and/or research

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. One-page letter of support from a University of Toronto faculty member (must be
submitted in a sealed envelope with the application).

4. Photocopy of the applicant's OSAP assessment or a Financial Needs Assessment Form.

Submit applications to:

Faculty of Arts and Science Student Awards Committee
c/o Lanor Mallon, Faculty Governance Assistant
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1006
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. ?�? Late submissions will not be accepted.

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:04:52 +0100
Subject: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship in
Mathematics, within the scope of the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT)
project "New Geometry and Topology" (PTDC/MAT/101503/2008), focused on
categorification, gerbes, quantum topology and quantum gravity.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics (or equivalent) obtained
preferably after January 1, 2008, and must show very strong promise in
the following research areas (in order of preference):
1) Categorification (categorified quantum groups, knot homologies etc.);
2) Gerbes.

Currently the PhD members of the project are: Rui Carpentier, Pedro Lopes,
Marco Mackaay,
Joao Faria Martins, Roger Picken, Goncalo Rodrigues, Paulo Semiao, Marko Stosic
and Pedro
Vaz. For more information about the project members' interests, please consult
publications page of our previous project:

The position is for one year to start before the end of 2010, with the
possibility of an extension for a second year subject to mutual
agreement and budget approval. The salary is currently 17940 euros per
annum, free of tax, with a minimum of 750 euros per annum support for
conference participation. There are no teaching duties attached to the
position. If appointed, the applicant will be based at the Department of
Mathematics of the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon
For background information, the following foreign researcher guide may
be useful:

Applications should be sent by email to the project coordinator, Roger
Picken ( as soon as possible, and should
include a curriculum vitae and a research statement. Three letters of
reference should also be sent directly to the same email address. All
messages received will be acknowledged. The closing date for applications is
23rd March, 2010, and we will make the decision by
31st March.

Master’s students wishing to continue on to the PhD program in 2010-11 must complete their graduate school application by Friday, January 15th.  The process starts here.