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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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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Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 16:15:23 -0700
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Subject: New Opportunity for PhD students through MITACS Accelerate

Dear Dr. McCann,

MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are a new offering from MITACS designed for PhD
students enrolled at Ontario universities to undertake industrially-focused research
projects while developing professional skills to enhance their non-academic career
opportunities. Valued at $40,000 over one year, this program will support PhD
students pursuing thesis work including collaborative research with an industrial
partner, and also offer comprehensive training in professional skills through
integrated specialized workshops and courses.

MITACS will make awards across Ontario universities with the final allocation
dependent on the number and quality of applications received and funding available.
Each award is for a one-year duration and must commence no later than September
15th, 2010.  The deadline for applications is June 30th, 2010.

MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are open to all graduate students enrolled in a
PhD program at an Ontario university. Eligible industry partners must be for-profit
companies with operations in Ontario with the ability to have the fellowship holder
spend time on-site for a portion of the year.  The partner will contribute $15,000
in cash towards this award (payable to MITACS). The student must receive a minimum
annual stipend of $30,000 with the balance of the award (up to $10,000) available to
the supervisor to cover eligible research costs associated with the fellowship.

Successful applicants will be offered six MITACS Step workshops focused on
professional development over the course of the year.  Course topics include project
management, networking, presentation skills and communication skills.

For additional information please contact<> or go to<>

Fullbright International Science and Technology Program
(available to Canadian students who want to begin a PhD in
science and technology in the US during the 2011-2012 academic year)
Competition closes:  May 31, 2010

Fullbright Student Program
(available to Canadian graduate students who want to study and/or
do research in the US for nine months during the 2011-12 academic year)
Competition closes: November 15, 2010


Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is seeking applications for
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea. One or two awards are offered to
Canadians for study/research at the graduate level in Korean studies, humanities,
social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and other subjects.

The online application must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. EST, January 25, 2010.
Supporting documents must be postmarked on or before this date.

For more information, please visit:

W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships
Deadline for Submission: Monday February 1st

Please bring to the attention of your graduate students the upcoming award: The
Mackenzie King Open Scholarship.
Application forms and detailed information are available here:

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship
Eligibility: This award is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage
in (commence or continue) postgraduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere.
One Open Scholarship is awarded annually.

Value: Its value has lately been $10,000 but is subject to change.

Students must submit to the Graduate Awards Office (attention Michelle Ryan), 1
complete application plus 3 additional copies.  A complete application consists of
the following documents:

1.      The completed and signed application form (including sheets A and B as
described on that form).

2.      Three (3) letters of reference from persons who have an intimate knowledge
of your record and ability and are able to give a critical evaluation of your plans
for postgraduate study.  At least two of these testimonials must be from persons
under whom you have taken your major work at university, or from senior colleagues
with whom you have been associated in academic teaching or research.

3.      Certified copies of official transcripts of marks and other academic records
from each university you have attended.  If a transcript is not available, you may
substitute a certified statement by the Registrar or the Faculty concerned.

Deadline to submit to SGS Graduate Awards Office:  Monday February 1st.  Please note
that applications sent directly to the Board of Scholarship Trustees will not be
considered.  Applications and complete scholarship details including application
process, payment process, scholarship terms and conditions are available on their
website at

Please contact me (Michelle Ryan, 416-978-2386,<>) with any questions.