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Current Awards Competitions

2020-2021 SGS University Wide Awards

Award Overview

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2020-2021 SGS University-Wide Awards

Student Deadline to Graduate Unit:

April 26, 2020 by 11:59pm

Level of Study:

Master’s or doctoral

Required Legal Status:

Domestic or international

Results:

July 2020

Purpose

Through the generous support of numerous donors, a number of endowed awards have been established at the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). This year, approximately 20 awards with individual eligibility criteria and values are available within the SGS University-Wide Awards competition.  

 

Eligibility to Apply

Applicants must:

  • Meet any additional award specific eligibility criteria required as outlined in the award description;
  • Be a domestic or international graduate student;
  • Be either a currently registered student in a U of T graduate degree program or have accepted an offer of admission to a full-time U of T graduate degree program (commencing September or January immediately following the current competition);
  • Demonstrate one or bothof the following:
    • financial need for upcoming academic year through the completion of the SGS Financial Need Assessment Form and
    • academic excellence – 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: To hold the award, students are required to be registered for the entire academic year following the competition, with the exception of the Donald Matheson Springer Fellowship for graduating students.

Need Based/ OSOTF Awards

  • Awards categorized as need based only do not require the demonstration of academic excellence;
  • Awards categorized as “OSOTF” (Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund) are only open to eligible applicants who meet all three of the following criteria:
  1. Demonstrate financial need for the upcoming academic year through the completion of the SGS Financial Need Assessment Form
  2. Are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or protected persons under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application; and
  3. Are residents of Ontario at the time of the application, as defined by one of the following criteria:
    • Student has always lived in Ontario;
    • Ontario is the last province in which student has lived for 12 months in a row without being a full-time postsecondary student; or
    • Student lives in Ontario now and has lived in Canada for less than 12 months in a row.

If student is married/common-law, student can be considered an Ontario resident if:

  • Spouse has always lived in Ontario; or
  • Ontario is the last province in which spouse has lived for 12 months in a row without being a full-time postsecondary student; or
  • Both of these statements are true:
    • Student lives in Ontario now; and
    • Student and spouse have lived in Canada for less than 12 months in a row.

If student qualifies as a dependent student, student is considered an Ontario resident if:

  • Ontario is the last province in which parent(s) have lived for at least 12 months in a row; or
  • Bothof these statements are true:
    • Student lives in Ontario now; and
    • Student and parent(s) have lived in Canada for less than 12 months in a row.

The above requirements are established by OSAP to determine Ontario residency for OSAP purposes.

Merit Based Awards

  • Awards categorized as merit-based only do not require the demonstration of financial need;
  • At minimum, applicants must:
  • Have achieved at least A- (“A-” = 80%) 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- (“A-” = 80%) or equivalent on all graduate courses completed.

 

Application Process

Applicants must:

  1. Download and complete the SGS University-Wide Awards Application form from the SGS Website
  1. Ensure the letter(s) of reference are sent directly from the referee(s) to Kaki Narh Blackwood at medscience@utoronto.ca by the deadline date of April 26th by 11:59pm;
  2. Submit all of the required documents for each award (detailed in the award descriptions). Please note that supporting documentation is also required for certain awards. Please refer to the guide attached to the form.  Please note: Applicants must send separate and complete applications for each award they are applying for.  For example, if you are applying for 3 awards, you must submit one complete PDF file for each award (3 files).  Each file must have a SGS University-Wide Awards Application form as the cover page.  Please compile the applications in the order indicated in the awards description. 

 

Ineligible, incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Results

Nominees to SGS will be contacted directly by SGS in July 2020 regarding the outcome of the centralized competition.

 

2020-2021 GLSE OSOTF and Other Endowed Awards Competition

Please note that the IMS deadline has been extended to 11:59pm on April 2, 2020. No further extensions will be given and no late applications will be accepted 

 

Re:

2020-2021 GLSE OSOTF and Other Endowed Awards

Student Deadline to IMS

April 2, 2020 (11:59pm)

Value/Duration:

Various

Level of study:

Master’s or doctoral (depending on the award)

Required Legal Status:

Domestic or international (depending on the award) 

Results:

July-August 2020

Purpose

Through the generous support of numerous donors, a number of endowed awards have been established at the Faculty of Medicine.  This year, 23 awards with individual eligibility criteria and values are offered within the GLSE OSOTF and Other Endowed Awards Competition.

 

 

Eligibility to Apply

  • Awards are open to U of T graduate students (primarily thesis-based MSc and PhD in the Faculty of Medicine).
  • Awards categorized as “OSOTF” are only open to eligible applicants who:
    • Are a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident of Canada or Protected Person;
    • Are a Resident of Ontario; and
    • Demonstrate financial need. 
  • Awards categorized as “Other Endowed Awards” do not have the Canadian citizenship requirement.
  • Each individual award has additional specific eligibility requirements.
  • The funding period is for the 2020-2021 academic year, generally September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
  • OSOTF and/or other endowed funding may be provided on top of the external and/or internal awards, up to the amount of the total funding commitment offered by the student’s graduate unit.

Application Process

Applications will be by electronic submission using the GLSE online application system. Application, competition guidelines, and awards list (with a detailed description of the awards) are posted on the online application system.

 

Contacts & Resources

For questions regarding these awards or the online application system, please contact:

Debbie Chau, Awards & Data Officer
GLSE, Faculty of Medicine
debbie.chau@utoronto.ca
416.946.7317

 

 

2020-2021 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

 

Award Overview

Re:

2020-2021 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

Student Deadline

4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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 2020

 

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 2020-2021;
    • 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, a student must be enrolled in a research master’s or doctoral program
  • 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); 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.

 

Faculty of Medicine QEII-GSST application procedure:

  1. Applicants must submit an OGS application using the U of T School of Graduate Studies centralized online OGS applicationNote:  The same application is used for both the 2020-21 OGS and QEII-GSST.
  2. After the OGS application is submitted online, applicants need to complete an online Faculty of Medicine QEII-GSST Cover Page by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Further details, competition guidelines, Cover Page, and full listing of awards are available at: www.glse.utoronto.ca/fom-qeii-gsst-competition

Note: The IMS OGS is deadline is not the same as the one for the QEII.  Please review the award announcement for the OGS deadline and instructions.

 

Faculty Please Note:

  • QEII-GSSTs are open to Faculty of Medicine doctoral stream thesis-based (MSc and PhD) students who are Ontario Residents (Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants resident in Ontario) at the time of the award. 
  • The funding period is for the 2020-2021 academic year, generally September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021, or as determined by the Awards Committee.
  • Each individual award has additional specific eligibility requirements.
  • QEII-GSSTs are considered internal awards in the Faculty of Medicine.
  • 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.  
  • Any questions should be directed to the Awards & Data Officer, Debbie Chau at  debbie.chau@utoronto.ca .
  • Anticipated notification by SGS of the final results from this competition will start in July 2020.