Current Award Competitions

External Awards

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Internal Awards

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2022-23 Ontario Graduate Scholarships for International Students

2022-23 Ontario Graduate Scholarships for International Students | Deadline: January 31, 2022

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2022 -23 Ontario Graduate Scholarships for Domestic Students 

2022 -23 Ontario Graduate Scholarships for Domestic Students | Deadline: February 28, 2022 

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2022-23 Temerty Faculty of Medicine QEII-GSST Awards 

Deadline: April 8, 2022 at 4:00pm

Award information for the Temerty FoM QEII-GSST Awards can be found here:  www.glse.utoronto.ca/fom-qeii-gsst-competition

2022-23 Dr. Dina Gordon Malkin QEII-GSST 

Award Overview 

Student Deadline to Graduate Unit: 

February 28, 2022 

Value/Duration: 

$5,000 per term for 2 or 3 consecutive terms 

Level of study: 

Doctoral stream thesis-based MSc or PhD 

Required Legal Status: 

Domestic Students (Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected persons) 

Results: 

June 1, 2022: TFOM internal results 

July 2022: SGS final result 

Purpose 

In 1998, the Ontario government introduced the QEII-GSST, a merit-based scholarship program targeted specifically toward graduate students in science and technology. The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII‐GSST) Program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. The program is supported through funds provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and by funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector. The Province allocates QEII-GSST awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually. 

Malkin QEII-GSST Eligibility Criteria 

Graduate students (MSc or PhD) studying Haematology and Oncology whose supervisors are members of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.   

Award Value 

$5,000 per term for 2 or 3 consecutive terms.  One award per year. 

Eligibility to Apply 

Applicants must: 

  • Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) by the student deadline as determined by each graduate unit.  
  • Be registered or intend to register in an eligible program on a full-time basis in 2022-2023: 
  • An eligible program is defined as a full-time program of study of two or three terms at the University of Toronto leading to a graduate degree. A full-time student is one who is in at least 60% of a full course load (40% for students with a permanent disability) or as defined by their institution.

In addition, to be considered for a QEII-GSST award, must be registered doctoral stream thesis-based (MSc and PhD) students at the time of the award: 

  • Students pursuing a professional or course-based Master’s program (e.g., MHSc) and Clinician/surgical scientist trainees are NOT eligible for the awards offered through this competition. 
  • Clinician and Surgical scientist-trainees may apply for QEII-GSSTs through their clinical/surgical units, if available.   
  • Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded support or maximum QEII-GSST/OGS support available for their current level of study (see SGS QEII website under maximum support). 
  • Have achieved at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed. 

Note: If marks used for calculating an applicant's grade point average (GPA) are not available (for example, courses were graded on a pass-fail basis), then the next most recent available undergraduate or graduate marks should be used to determine eligibility. 

To be eligible to hold the QEII-GSST, recipients: 

  • Must register and remain enrolled as a full-time student at U of T in an eligible program at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine graduate unit from which the QEII-GSST was awarded; 
  •  Who withdraw, transfer to part-time status, complete degree requirements prior to the end of their award, or fail to complete the full term, will be required to repay any funds received for the incomplete term; 
  • Must be in good standing with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Applicants who have defaulted on a Canada or Ontario Student Loan, or have failed to make satisfactory repayment on a loan overpayment, are ineligible to receive the award. Students who have never applied for OSAP are in good standing.  Those with an OSAP restriction may still apply for the QEII. However, if awarded, they must have the restriction cleared within 30 days of notification in order to accept and hold the award; 
  • May accept research assistantships, part-time teaching positions, or other paid employment that does not affect their status as a full-time graduate student and is commensurate with the graduate unit policies. Typically, students holding full-time paid employment are not eligible to receive a QEII-GSST from the University of Toronto; and
  • Cannot hold a QEII-GSST award in the same session (overlapping) or from the same award year as a scholarship from SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, OGS, or another QEII-GSST. 
  • Funding period is for the 2021-2022 academic year, generally September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023, or as determined by the Awards Committee. 

The eligibility criteria provided above are the minimum requirements only. Graduate units may impose additional criteria to apply, receive, or hold a QEII-GSST. 

Malkin QEII-GSST Application Process 

1.       Applicants must submit an OGS application using the U of T School of Graduate Studies centralized online OGS application and   

2.       Applicants also need to submit a completed Malkin QEII-GSST Cover Page. 

Note:  The same OGS application is used for both the 2022-23 OGS and QEII-GSST.  The graduate unit may have different OGS and QEII-GSST deadlines. Complete the OGS online application by whichever has the earlier deadline (whichever deadline occurs first). 

Results 

Graduate units and GLSE will communicate their internal adjudication results to applicants/nominees by June 1, 2022.  Official QEII-GSST award offers will be issued by SGS starting July 2022.  Results will not be available on the OGS Application system.  

Contacts & Resources 

QEII-GSST Guide: Temerty Faculty of Medicine 2022-23 QEII-GSST Competition Guide (for Applicants) . 

For graduate unit’s nomination process and internal deadline, contact the Graduate Unit. 

For questions regarding the administration of the award at GLSE, Temerty Medicine, email debbie.chau@utoronto.ca . 

2022-2023 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

Award Overview 

Student Deadline to Graduate Unit: 

Friday, April 1, 2022 by 11:59PM (ET)  

Value/Duration: 

$5,000 per term for 2 or 3 consecutive terms 

Level of study: 

Master’s or Doctoral 

Required Legal Status: 

Domestic Students (Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected persons) 

Results: 

July 2022 

Purpose 

In 1998, the Ontario government introduced the QEII-GSST, a merit-based scholarship program targeted specifically toward graduate students in science and technology. The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST) Program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. The program is supported through funds provided by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) and by funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector. The Province allocates QEII-GSST awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually. 

Eligibility 

Applicants must: 

  • Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) by the student deadline as determined by each graduate unit;  
  • Be registered or intend to register in an eligible program on a full-time basis in 2022-2023; 
    • An eligible program is defined as a full-time program of study of two or three terms at the University of Toronto leading to a graduate degree. A full-time student is one who is in at least 60% of a full course load (40% for students with a permanent disability) or as defined by their institution. Program eligibility is determined individually by each graduate unit. Students should carefully review the information outlined by the graduate unit they intend to be registered in, to determine if their program is eligible for the graduate unit’s QEII-GSST competition 
  • Be enrolled in a research master’s or doctoral program in a participating graduate unit (see list of eligible graduate units below) 
  • Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded support or maximum QEII-GSST/OGS support available for their current level of study (see website under maximum support); and 
  • Have achieved at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed. 

Note: If marks used for calculating an applicant's grade point average (GPA) are not available (for example, courses were graded on a pass-fail basis), then the next most recent available undergraduate or graduate marks should be used to determine eligibility. 

To be eligible to hold the QEII-GSST, recipients: 

  • Must register and remain enrolled as a full-time student at U of T in an eligible program at the graduate unit from which the QEII-GSST was awarded; 
  • Who withdraw, transfer to part-time status, back transfer from a doctoral to a master’s degree, complete degree requirements prior to the end of their award, or fail to complete the full term, will be required to repay any funds received for the incomplete term; 
  • Must be in good standing with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Applicants who have defaulted on a Canada or Ontario Student Loan, or have failed to make satisfactory repayment on a loan overpayment, are ineligible to receive the award. Students who have never applied for OSAP are in good standing.  Those with an OSAP restriction may still apply for the QEII-GSST. However, if awarded, they must have the restriction cleared within 30 days of notification in order to accept and hold the award; 
  • May accept research assistantships, part-time teaching positions, or other paid employment that does not affect their status as a full-time graduate student and is commensurate with the graduate unit policies. Typically, students holding full-time paid employment are not eligible to receive a QEII-GSST from the University of Toronto; and 
  • Cannot hold a QEII-GSST award in the same session (overlapping) or from the same award year as a scholarship from SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, OGS, or another QEII-GSST. 

The eligibility criteria provided above are the minimum requirements only. Graduate units may impose additional criteria to apply, receive, or hold an QEII-GSST. Please inquire with your graduate unit regarding any additional requirements or conditions to those listed here. 

QEII-GSST Eligible Graduate Units 

Graduate units participating in the QEII-GSST competition at the University of Toronto are listed below. Please note the list is considered comprehensive and students should consult with the graduate unit to confirm eligibility of their specific program. Professional Master’s programs are not eligible for a QEII-GSST (e.g., Master of Engineering, Master of Forestry Conservation, Master of Mathematical Finance, Master of Science in Planning, Master of Heath Science, etc.) 

Arts and Science (Faculty) at Mississauga campus 

Aerospace Studies 

Astronomy & Astrophysics 

Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering 

Cell & Systems Biology 

Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry 

Chemistry 

Civil Engineering 

Computer Science  

Dentistry 

Earth Sciences 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 

Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Forestry 

Geography & Planning 

Health Policy, Management & Evaluation 

Immunology 

Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology 

Materials Science & Engineering 

Mathematics 

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 

Medical Biophysics 

Medical Science 

Molecular and Medical Genetics 

Nursing Science 

Nutritional Sciences 

Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Pharmacology & Toxicology 

Physics 

Physiology 

Public Health Sciences 

Rehabilitation Science 

Statistics 

Application Process 

Applicants must submit an OGS application to their proposed graduate unit using the U of T OGS Online Application and select “Yes” that they would like to be considered for other graduate award competitions in the “Governmental Award Applications in Progress” section of the Awards and Financial Aid page of the application. Additional application requirements may be necessary depending on the individual competitions. The OGS Online Application is accessible through the SGS OGS webpage. 

Each graduate unit will have its own internal submission deadline to which applicants must adhere. The deadline for the IMS is April 1, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. 

Once completed and submitted online, the entire application will be available to the proposed graduate unit(s) for review and consideration. 

Important note for prospective students: QEII-GSST awards are not transferrable between universities or between graduate units at U of T. Accordingly, students must submit an OGS application to each graduate unit for which they are seeking admission at U of T and each Ontario institution if applying to multiple universities (each institution will have its own unique OGS and QEII-GSST application process). 

For Temerty Faculty of Medicine (TFOM) applicants only: There are three types of QEII-GSST’s through TFOM with different application procedures (please visit the Office of the Vice Dean, Graduate and Life Sciences Education website for details, which will be updated once the competition opens): 

     i.           Awards through graduate units – applications are submitted directly to the graduate unit. Check graduate unit deadlines through unit websites;​ 

    ii.          Awards through clinical/surgical departments – applications are submitted directly to the clinical/surgical departments; check the appropriate department’s website for deadline and application details; 

   iii.          Awards through TFOM, Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE) - deadline and submission details to be communicated by Debbie Chau, Office of the Vice-Dean, Graduate Affairs, TFOM and ​as posted on their website​. 

For detailed instructions on how to complete the OGS Application, please see the OGS Application Instructions​. 

Results 

Graduate units will communicate internal adjudication results to applicants by June 1, 2022. Official QEII-GSST award offers will be issued by SGS starting July 2022. Results will not be available on the OGS Application system. 

Contacts & Resources     

For more information, visit the SGS QEII-GSST webpage

Please direct questions regarding the QEII-GSST competition or nomination process to your graduate unit. Questions regarding the administration of the award at the SGS and technical support for the application may be directed to: 

Stacey Kwan 
Graduate Awards Officer, Provincial 
Phone: 416-978-2205 
staceym.kwan@utoronto.ca