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Government Funded Awards

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship
The NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Program (NSERC CGS M) provides scholarship awards to high calibre students who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering in Canada.
Awards Value: $17,500 for 12 months (non-renewable)
Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017
Eligibility:

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Have completed, as of December 31, 2017, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies in a master’s or direct-entry PhD program.
*Not* currently be in receipt of a tri-council agency master’s level award (e.g. NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC).
*Not* have previously held a CGS M. (This is a non-renewable award.)
Have an A- average (3.7 GPA) in *each* of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).

Notes: Admissions applicants may select up to five separate eligible Canadian universities (one graduate department per university) where you intend to pursue graduate studies and hold the award. Please note that the award must be held at the university that has made the offer; it is not transferable.

NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship

The NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Program (NSERC PGS D/CGS D) provide scholarship awards to high calibre students who are engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a PGS D.

Awards Value: PGS D=$21,000 + CGS D=$35,000 for 12 months (for 2-3 years)
Application Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017
Eligibility:

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
*Not* completed more than 36 months in a direct-entry program as of December 31, 2017 (24 months for students in the 4-year PhD track).
*Not* not have previously taken up an NSERC PGS D, CGS D, or a Vanier CGS.
Have an A- average (3.7 GPA) in *each* of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).

Notes: Applicants only need to use *one” application for consideration for both the PGS D and CGS D awards (select PGS D as the default award). The highest-ranked PGS D applicants will automatically be considered for a CGS D. Applicants in the first year of the direct-entry PhD program are encouraged to apply for the CGS M (if not already awarded) as this will maximize the utilization of the NSERC awards.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) is a merit-based scholarship funded by the province of Ontario with matching funds from the granting department. The OGS is available to students in all disciplines of academic study.
Awards Value: $15,000 for 12 months (1 year)
Application Deadline: Monday, May 14, 2018
Eligibility:

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Have an A- average (3.7 GPA) in *each* of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded support (2 years at master’s level and 4 years at doctoral level with a lifetime maximum of 6 years of government-funded graduate awards).

Notes: Applicants only need to use *one* application for consideration for both the OGS and QEII-GSST awards. Please note that the award must be held at the granting department; it is not transferable.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (International)

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (International) is a merit-based scholarship funded by the province of Ontario with matching funds from the granting department. The OGS is available to students in all disciplines of academic study.
Awards Value: $15,000 for 12 months (1 year)
Application Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018
Eligibility:

Must be an international student (currently holding a valid study permit) at the time of the OGS application deadline date.
Have an A- average (3.7 GPA) in *each* of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded support (2 years at master’s level and 4 years at doctoral level with a lifetime maximum of 6 years of government-funded graduate awards).

Notes: Our department allocation for international nominees is two (2). The selected nominee’s application materials will be forwarded on to the School of Graduate Studies for participation in a centralized competition. Please note that the award must be held at the granting department; it is not transferable.

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships 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 and funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector.
Awards Value: $15,000 for 12 months (1 year)
Application Deadline: Monday, May 14, 2018
Eligibility:

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Have an A- average (3.7 GPA) in *each* of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded support (2 years at master’s level and 4 years at doctoral level with a lifetime maximum of 6 years of government-funded graduate awards).

Notes: Applicants only need to use *one* application for consideration for both the OGS and QEII-GSST awards. Please note that the award must be held at the granting department; it is not transferable.

Department and University Fellowships

During the guaranteed funding period, departmental support comes from University of Toronto Fellowships (UTF), Graduate Expansion Funds, and/or departmental endowed fellowships. No application is required for consideration. Please note that the following endowed fellowships are allocated based on merit and are applied to the standard support:
C. A. Chant Fellowship (Established by Clarence Augustus Chant) Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Carl Reinhardt Fellowship in Astronomy (Established by the Estate of Carl Reinhardt) Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Department of Astronomy Bursary (Established through the general donations of various donors) Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy on the basis of financial need.
Frank S. Hogg Memorial Fellowship (Established through Various Donors, including the Estates of Roger Seeger Evans and Ruth Josephine Northcott) Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Mary and Ron Martin Graduate Fellowship in Astrophysics (Established by Professor Peter G. Martin) Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Mary and Ron Martin International Graduate Fellowship (PPEF) (Established by Professor Peter Martin in honour of his parents, Mary and Ron Martin) Awarded to an international student pursuing his/her PhD in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Faculty of Arts & Science based on academic merit.
Robert Shelley Graduate Scholarship (Established by Mr. Robert G. Shelley) Awarded to a student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics where preference will be given to students conducting research in the area of extra solar planets.
Shirley Jones Fellowship (Established by the Estate of Florence Shirley Jones) Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.