Graduate Award and Scholarship Deadlines

The following are departmental deadlines for awards that would be applicable to the current or upcoming academic session. This is NOT A COMPLETE LIST of the scholarships and awards offered. Students are encouraged to consult the SGS Scholarships & Awards website for full details.

Open Deadline

Mitacs Accelerate

Mitacs Elevate

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

January

Award student deadline value level of study legal status
Mackenzie King Open Scholarship January 22, 2021 $8,500 for 1 year Master's or PhD Domestic or International
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements for CGS Award Holders TBA up to $6,000 Master's or PhD Domestic
Masters Completion Bursary (Fall) January 29, 2021 Reduced full-time fees Master's Domestic or International

February

award student deadline value level of study legal status
Connaught International Scholarship Feb 5, 2021 (application not required; nomination made by graduate unit) $10,000 (renewable) PhD International
Ontario Trillium Scholarship Feb 5, 2021 (application not required; nomination made by graduate unit) $40,000 (renewable) PhD International
John Leyerle-CIFAR Prize TBA $1,000 PhD Domestic or International
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Prize TBA $1,500 PhD Domestic or International
SGS Sponsorship Fund (Winter) TBA Events: $2000;
Innovation: $1000
Master's, PhD, Postdoc Domestic or International

March

award student deadline value level of study legal status
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program
(see IVGS study abroad program)
TBA $7,200 (4 months);
$9,700 (5-6 months)
Master's or PhD International
(select countries)
Governor General's Gold Medals TBA n/a Master's or PhD Domestic or International
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) - International  TBA $5000/session Master's or PhD International
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (FOM QEII-GSST) TBA | 4PM up to $15,000/year Master's or PhD Domestic

April 

award student deadline value level of study legal status

SGS Conference Grant (Winter)
Eligible conference date window Nov 1 - Oct 1

Apr 1, 2021 | 4:30PM variable Master's or PhD Domestic or International

Dr. Malle Jurima-Romet Award

TBA | 5PM up to $2,000 Master's or PhD Domestic
Master's Completion Bursary (Winter) April 30, 2021 reduced full-time fees Master's Domestic or International

May

award student deadline value level of study legal status
GLSE OSOTF and Other Endowed Awards TBA varies Master's or PhD Domestic or International
Scholars at Risk Fellowship May 7, 2021 | 4:30PM up to $10,000 for 1 year Master's or PhD Protected Persons or International
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) - Domestic  TBA $5,000 per session Master's or PhD Domestic
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award TBA $2,000 PhD Domestic or International
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements for CGS Award Holders May 25, 2021 up to $6,000 Master's or PhD Domestic
SGS University-Wide Award Competition TBA varies Master's or PhD Domestic or International
SGS Sponsorship Fund (Summer) TBA Events: $2000;
Innovation: $1000
Master's, PhD, Postdoc Domestic or International

June

award student deadline value level of study legal status
Juliusz, Dorota and Zofia (Zosia) Frist Memorial Prize in Neuropsychopharmacology TBA | 5PM $1500 Master's, PhD, Postdoc  
Frist-Jus Annual Memorial Award in Neuropsychopharmacology TBA | 5PM $3000 Master's or PhD Domestic

July

award student deadline value level of study legal status
SGS Conference Grant (Summer)
Eligible conference date window Mar 1 - Feb 1
Jul 30, 2021 | 4:30PM variable Master's or PhD Domestic or International

September 

award student deadline value level of study legal status
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship September 14, 2020 $50,000/year for 3 years PhD Domestic or International
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements for CGS Award Holders September 21, 2020 up to $6,000 Master's or PhD Domestic
CGS Doctoral Competition (CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC) September 24, 2020 CGS-D: $35,000/year
PGS-D: $21,000/year
SSHRC: $20,000/year
PhD Domestic

October

award student deadline value level of study legal status
SGS Sponsorship Fund (Fall) TBA Events: $2000;
Innovation: $1000
Master's, PhD, Postdoc Domestic or International

November

award student deadline value level of study legal status
Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award Nov 12, 2020 | 4:30PM up to $25,000 PhD Domestic or International
Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowships November 27, 2020 $4,000 USD Master's or PhD International
Ontario Women's Health Scholars Award TBA varies Master's, PhD, Postdoc Domestic
SGS Conference Grant  (Fall)
Eligible conference date window July 1 - June 1
Nov 30, 2020 | 4:30PM variable Master's or PhD Domestic or International

December

award student deadline value level of study legal status
CGS Master's Awards (CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC) Dec 1, 2020 | 8PM $17,500 for 1 year Master's or PhD Domestic
Autism Scholars Award December 1, 2020 Master's: $18,000;
PhD: $20,000
Master's or PhD Domestic
John C. Polyani Prize December 4, 2020 $20,000 Postdoctoral or has faculty appointment Ontario resident