Scholarship, Award & Funding Opportunities

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Graduate Studies: 

Check the following links for additional information and forms.

Graduate Awards Important Dates 2018-2019




Students who are currently registered at the University of Guelph may be eligible to order Guelph transcripts for free, provided that the transcripts are ordered a minimum of one week before the deadline, that you pick up the transcripts from Enrolment Services, and that you specify the name of the scholarship at the time you place your order. Deadlines may be found on the OGPS website under “Ordering Transcripts”. Please note that specific competitions require official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate level studies, including for the Fall 2018 semester even though you will not have Fall grades. Therefore, even if it is your first semester at Guelph, you must order a Guelph transcript for your application.
Please contact your Graduate Program Assistant or the Graduate Awards Officers ( if you have any questions about these opportunities. 


RESEARCH OPPORTUNITES: In addition to the chart below, check the OVC Grant Opportunities page.


Mitacs funding opportunities Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship Master’s students can complete an 18-month project (minimum $30,000 stipend). PhD students can complete a three-year project (minimum $72,000 stipend). The Fellowship also offers national professional development training that helps interns gain in-demand career skills and ensure the success of their projects. Applications are accepted any time. Contact Rebecca Bourque at, or visit the Mitacs website for more information. 



GlobalLink Research Award The GlobalLink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students to undertake research projects abroad. Projects last 12–24 weeks and all disciplines are eligible. Questions can be sent to Mitacs International at Visit the GlobalLink webpage for more information on destinations and application procedures. Anytime
The SSHRC Doctoral Awards consist of two scholarships, administered through a single application, that support outstanding students pursuing a doctoral degree in the social sciences or humanities.
Internal Guelph Deadline: November 2, 2018
Value: Doctoral Fellowships are valued at $20,000/year for 12 to 48 months (depending on eligibility). Canada Graduate Scholarships for doctoral studies are valued at $35,000/year for 36 months.
November 2, 2018
Applications are invited from doctoral students, who are passionate about teaching innovation and new pedagogies, for the Teaching and Career Development Fellowship. The Fellowships are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and tenable in the First-Year Seminar Program. The Fellowship, developed in cooperation with CUPE 3913, will provide doctoral students with the opportunity to design and deliver a First-Year Seminar. Applications will be accepted from individuals and teams of two.
The First-Year Seminar Program provides undergraduate students in their first year of study the opportunity to participate in small courses focused on active learning and student engagement.  Seminars emphasize oral presentation, writing, and research methodologies in the context of interdisciplinary, collaborative and experiential learning. Seminars are focused on themes and questions of contemporary interest and provide intriguing and inter/multidisciplinary approaches.
For additional information about the First-Year Seminar Program, see the website (
Students currently registered in any doctoral program at the University of Guelph are eligible.
Specific details about the Fellowship and the application process are available on the Provost’s website
The deadline for applications is November 23, 2018.
For additional information please contact the Director of the First-Year Seminar Program, Ian Newby-Clark at
Ian Newby-Clark
University of Guelph
519-824-4120 x53517
November 23, 2018
The CONP is pleased to announce the first edition of its Studentships Program that will support and create a network of highly qualified personnel with an interest and/or expertise in open neuroscience. These awards aim to help people pursuing a graduate program or an advanced degree – such as a Ph.D, M.Sc, MD, Pharm.D or JD to develop their expertise in Open Science. Research projects must be directly related to building widely accessible platforms, resources, datasets, analytics or disseminating neuroscience results that will contribute to open neuroscience.
The awards are for a period of up to one year – with the possibility of renewal for an additional year – and represent a total amount of $25 000/year. Interested applicants have until November 30th, 2018 at 23:59 (Standard Eastern time) to submit their application.
For a detailed description of the competition guidelines, refer to the document Guidelines.
For any questions, please contact
November 30, 2018 at 23:59 EST
The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
Value: $17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable
December 1, 2018

Please find attached a Call for Nominations for University Awards circulated on behalf of the Senate Honours and Awards Committee. The awards are to be given at convocation ceremonies beginning in 2019.

Nomination forms and details regarding the nomination process can be found on the University Secretariat website.

Nominations must be received by the University Secretariat by January 15, 2019.

For questions related to the nomination process please contact

Best, Sarah Willey-Thomas

Sarah Willey-Thomas, MIPP | Associate University Secretary
University Secretariat | University of Guelph
UC402 | 50 Stone Rd E | Guelph, ON | N1G 2W1
519-824-4120 Ext. 56758 |

January 15, 2019
London Goodenough Association of Canada

The London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC) is a Canadian-registered association of supporters of Goodenough College in London, England. As you may know, Goodenough College is one of the most renowned graduate-level institutions in the UK. Superbly located in central London, the College attracts members from over 90 countries, creating a rich cultural and academically diverse residential community. Goodenough College is comprised of two main residential halls: London House, which re-opened in September 2014 after an extensive renovation, and William Goodenough House which was fully renovated in 2011-12. In both the 2015 and 2016 U.K. National Student Survey, Goodenough College was voted as the Best Specialist Accommodation and received the International Accommodation Quality Mark.
The LGAC awards Scholarships to Canadian students pursuing graduate studies in London, England. The Scholarships are tenable at Goodenough College, and take the form of a grant towards accommodation costs. Since 1990, the LGAC has provided funding to 176 students totaling just over $1 million.
The LGAC’s Scholarship Program plans to award six or more Scholarships, valued at up to £6,000 each. The deadline for applications is January 25, 2019
The awards are funded by individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundations, such as the Molson Foundation, sponsor of the Molson Foundation Scholarship for Francophone Canadians and the Jackman Foundation.
Additional information on the LGAC Scholarship Program and about the LGAC itself is available on our website at Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or questions.
January 25, 2019

The 2019-20 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application form and details on how to apply are now available on the Graduate Studies website.  The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.Please send your complete application to me at

It is important that you carefully review all the application information, especially the “Eligibility to Apply” and “Eligibility to Hold an OGS” sections before you apply.

You do not need to submit transcripts with your OGS application. We will access your current grades electronically. F18 grades will be considered in this year’s OGS competition.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Best wishes

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Ariah Easley, BSc | Graduate Program Assistant 
OVC Shared Administrative Services | University of Guelph
Stewart Buildling, Bld #45, Rm 2509 | 50 Stone Rd E | Guelph, ON | N1G 2W1
519-824-4120 Ext. 54005

January 31, 2019