Scholarship, Award & Funding Opportunities

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The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph is now accepting scholarship applications for students entering a graduate program in the Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Winter 2019 semesters. The Institute is seeking emerging scholars who are not only academically outstanding but also passionately committed to ensuring that future generations are well fed, that diets are nutritious and equitable, and that agriculture is sustainable. These scholarships are supported through the Arrell Family Foundation’s generous gift to the University of Guelph, and are valued at $50,000/year for 2 years (master’s students) or 4 years (doctoral students).
As a complement to their graduate research, successful Arrell Scholars will provide leadership within multi-disciplinary teams of graduate students, who will work with community, government and industry partners, and University of Guelph experts linked to the Arrell Food Institute, to address global food issues.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, prospective students must submit both a scholarship application AND a complete application for admission to a graduate program at Guelph no later than December 15, 2017.
For complete eligibility and application details, please refer to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies’ website.
Questions may be directed to the Graduate Awards Officers by email.
December 15, 2017

MITACS & United Way

How to Apply: United Way and Mitacs are inviting researchers to submit a LOI as the first stage of this process.  Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal that will be evaluated through the Mitacs Accelerate program.

  • Submit a Letter of Intent via this webform by January 8, 2018
  • Successful applicants will be notified by February 15 2018
  • Full proposals will be due by April 1, 2018
  • Projects must begin during the summer or fall of 2018

January 8, 2018

Call for Applications to the 2018 Graduate Student Support Program (GSSP)
The Graduate Student Support Program (GSSP) is an administrative function of the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, School of Veterinary Medicine that competitively awards stipends to veterinarians (DVM or equivalent) working towards their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master’s degrees. First and second year PhD students are eligible to apply for GSSP funding. PhD students in years 3-5 must pass their QE by July 1 of the year of funding and be in good academic standing to receive GSSP funds.
Application, information and instructions can be found here.  
Funding Opportunities through GSSP include:
This fellowship is directed towards fulltime graduate students in a UC Davis PhD program. Although the Graduate Group in which the student is enrolled is not specified, the student’s research project must be directed at identifying, understanding, and mitigating disease in the horse.  Any fulltime PhD graduate student is eligible to apply. This includes graduate students that have completed the DVM or are currently enrolled in the DVM/PhD dual degree program. The applicant’s dissertation research must have an equine focus.
The Research and Education in Advanced Clinical Health Program (REACH)  is a competitively awarded fellowship program intended to provide one year of stipend support only (Mentor is responsible for tuition and/or fees and health benefits) for post-graduate veterinarians who have recently completed or are completing their clinical residency training program in 2018 (with or without a PhD) to conduct and/or participate in a translational research program. The REACH program can be used as a one year post-doctoral experience or as a transition into a formal PhD program.
Peter C. Kennedy Endowed Fellowship in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology is intended to support excellent post-DVM graduate trainees working towards the Ph.D. degree that are either board certified or eligible in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists [ACVP]. Applicants with a research emphasis in veterinary anatomic pathology are encouraged to apply, especially those whose research emphasizes the pathogenesis of naturally occurring diseases of animals that might not otherwise be supported by federal agencies focused on human health (e.g. by NIH).
Ann T. Bowling Fellowship in Veterinary Genetics is directed at identifying, understanding, and mitigating the genetic/genomic basis of heritable disorders afflicting veterinary species Any fulltime PhD graduate student that has completed the DVM or is currently enrolled in the DVM/PhD dual degree program is eligible to apply. The applicant’s dissertation research must have a genetic/genomic focus and approach aimed at identifying and understanding heritable veterinary diseases, molecular veterinary forensics, or molecular epidemiology.  This fellowship includes an internship at the VGL.
Application due date for all:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018.         
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Munsterman via email at  
January 17, 2018
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship application is now available on the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website. The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program recognizes academic excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels in all disciplines of academic study. The program is jointly supported by funds provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development ('Ministry') and funds provided by the University of Guelph.  The Ministry contributes two-thirds of the value of the award and the university provides one-third. (Important: Students must apply for OGS at the institution where they are/or plan to be registered in a master’s or doctoral program in 2018-19. The OGS is not transferrable; it must be held at the institution at which it was awarded.) Please refer to our website for complete details on eligibility and how to apply to the OGS at Guelph.
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2018
Value: $15,000 total for one year ($5,000/semester for three semesters)
If you have any questions about the OGS, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant in your department, or send an email to the Graduate Awards Officers (
January 31, 2018
Call for Applications - Bull Fellowship and the Arthur Willis Visiting 
Professorship in Oncology – Terms and Conditions are attached.  
Please note:
1.  Applications must be a maximum of 4 pages, excluding letters of support from collaborating institutions.
2.  Funding requests must not exceed the total funds available.
*Applications are due by email to Barb Gaudette on February 9, 2018.
Bull - $17000
Willis - $8000

February 9, 2018

Announcement of 2018 Brock Doctoral Scholarship Competition - Applications Due Feb 15, 2018

We are happy to announce that one of Guelph's most prestigious scholarships is available for outstanding Doctoral applicants who will be starting their programs in S18, F18 or W19. Please visit our website for further information.

February 15, 2018