Scholarship, Award & Funding Opportunities

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The Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

The Zoets Award for Research Excellence is available to faculty in any department of the Ontario Veterinary College. Please submit your recommendation for this award to the OVC Awards Committee c/o Elizabeth Lowenger, Manager, Student Affairs at by noon on March 2, 2018.


To foster innovative research, on which the scientific advancement of the profession depends, by recognizing outstanding research effort and productivity.



Nominees must be members of the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Nominees should be the principal investigator in research that shows promise of attaining national recognition. This research must have been conducted within the past three years.



Any faculty member may nominate a qualified candidate. The nominations will consist of a nominating statement, curriculum vitae, pertinent reprints or manuscripts, and up to three letters of support.


The OVC Awards Committee will evaluate each nominee using the above criteria and choose the recipient.



The Award will consist of an inscribed plaque and a cash award of $1,000.00 in Canadian funds. The formal presentation of this award will be at the Convocation Awards Ceremony the week of June 11, 2018.

Extended to March 9, 2018 to 

Announcement - Highly Qualified Personnel Scholarship Program 2018

This program offers scholarships to support the development of highly skilled graduates who can meet the changing demands of the agri-food and rural sector. Call Status Call is open to students. Deadline for submission is March 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The HQP Scholarship Program provides financial support for students entering an established graduate program at the University of Guelph. Your academic studies will be governed by the guidelines and regulations of your home department.

Eligibility To be eligible for the HQP Scholarship Program you must:

• be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or studying under an international visa;

• be entering your first semester of a Master's (thesis-based) or PhD program at the University of Guelph; • not have already started your graduate program;

• not be an OMAFRA employee;

• not concurrently hold other major awards such as NSERC, OGS, SSHRC or CIHR. Funding Available

• Master’s students: $21,300 per year

• Doctoral students: $26,000 per year How to Apply

• Students apply on-line using the web based Research Management System

• Have an RMS account? Access the login page for RMS to start an application

• Need an RMS account? Visit our RMS registration page to get a user name and password

• More program information on the HQP website Potential Scholarship Start Dates

• Successful applicants may start their programs on:

  •  2018: May 1 or September 1
  •  2019: January 1


Al Sullivan, Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, HQP Program Coordinator, University of Guelph

Phone 519-824-4120 Ext 52792


March 19, 2018

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USDA has issued their call for nominations to the National Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences. As anticipated, this year adds a new category of awardsthe "Teaching and Student Engagement" awards, which highlights "those whose appointment is either entirely teaching and advising or has a a very high teaching component (at least 75 percent) and for whom research responsibilities would be minimal." 

Please take a careful look at the nomination guidelines and form before submitting an application.Applications are due by March 15, 2018, though there is an error in the nomination guidelines (it still reads 2017). I'll check with USDA to make certain that March 15 is still the date, but that is usually when they are due. 

As always, these awards are open to those teaching in the fields of agriculture, natural resources, forestry, veterinary medicine, human sciences/family and consumer sciences, and other, closely allied fields. 

Please forward this to any faculty you think would be interested.  

March 15, 2018

Competition open for Canadians: Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program, 2018-2019

The Organization of American States (OAS) has launched its 2018-2019 Academic Scholarships Program. One scholarship will be awarded to a Canadian to study or conduct research, at the Master’s or PhD level, leading to a degree from a university in an OAS member state. The scholarship is tenable starting in August/September 2018.
·         Program name: Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program
·         Funding organization: Organization of American States (OAS)
·         Target audiences: Canadians who wish to undertake graduate studies or research in a university in an OAS member state (except Canada)
·         Duration: 1-2 academic years
·         Value: USD 15,000 (maximum) per academic year
·         Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, mandatory expenses, monthly allowance, medical insurance and annual book allowance
·         Deadline: March 21, 2018
For full program details and to submit an application, visit: Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program.
All inquiries regarding this scholarship program should be directed to: or 613-237-4820.
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Lancement de concours pour les Canadiens : Programme de bourses académiques de l’Organisation des États Américains (OÉA), 2018-2019
L’Organisation des États Américains (OÉA) a lancé son Programme de bourses académiques de 2018-2019. Une bourse sera attribuée à un Canadien pour entreprendre un projet d’études ou de recherche, au niveau de la maîtrise ou du doctorat, menant à un diplôme dans une université d’un des États membres de l’OÉA. La bourse est valide à partir d’août/de septembre 2018.
·         Nom du programme : Programme de bourses académiques de l’Organisation des États Américains (OÉA)
·         Organisme de financement : Organisation des États Américains (OÉA)
·         Publics cibles : Canadiens qui souhaitent poursuivre des études ou de la recherche aux cycles supérieurs dans une université d’un des États membres de l’OÉA (à l’exception du Canada)
·         Durée de la bourse : 1 à 2 années universitaires
·         Valeur : 15 000 USD (maximum) par année universitaire
·         Inclusions : Frais de transport aérien, de scolarité, dépenses obligatoires, allocation mensuelle, assurance médicale et allocation annuelle pour les livres
·         Date limite : 21 mars 2018
Consultez le Programme de bourses académiques de l’Organisation des États Américains (OÉA) pour tous les renseignements concernant le programme et pour soumettre une demande en ligne.
Toutes les demandes de renseignements concernant ce programme doivent être adressées à ou 613-237-4820.
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International Scholarships Program of Global Affairs Canada
Programme de bourses internationales d’Affaires mondiales Canada
t: 613-237-4820
220 avenue Laurier Avenue W/O, Suite/bureau 1550 
Ottawa, ON, CANADA K1P 5Z9
March 21, 2018

2018 Global Korea Scholarship: Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Degree

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea presents its compliments to the Council of Ontario Universities and has the honor to inform the latter that the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) under the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea will invite Canadian students to participate in the “2018 Global Korea Scholarship: Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Degree” (hereafter called the “2018 Graduate GKS”), which will take place between 2018 and 2021 for the Master’s degree (and between 2018 and 2022 for Doctoral degree).

The 2018 Graduate GKS is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries. The total number of grantees allocated to Canada this year is 3 people, one up from last year.
In this regard, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea plans to recommend five qualified candidates to the NIIED for the final selection process. Following the NIIED’s selection, the successful candidates will be expected to arrive in Korea in August, 2018.
The Application Guideline is enclosed herein, including the candidates’ qualifications, required documents for submission, and all other necessary information. Further information about the 2018 Graduate GKS is available at
Applicants are advised to submit all required documents/forms by mail to the Korean Embassy, 150 Boteler Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 5A6, no later than March 21st 2018. Interviews will be held in due course with a limited number of applicants who have met the application deadline and have passed the document screening. It is kindly noted that those who fail to meet one of the qualifications set forth in the Application Guideline will be automatically disqualified.
In this regard, the Embassy has further the honor to request that the Council of Ontario Universities could kindly disseminate the aforementioned information to the Council member universities such that qualified Ontario students and graduates may apply for the 2018 Graduate GKS.
Any inquiry on the above-mentioned matter can be made to the Embassy as follows:
Tel: 613-244-5010 Fax: 613-244-5043
March 21, 2018 by mail

Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF) Call for Proposals

Awards: $1,000 - $50,000 per project

Submission Deadline: March 26, 2018

At the University of Guelph, we define experiential learning as a pedagogical practice whereby students gain new knowledge, skills and abilities by intentionally applying their classroom learning in a workplace or simulated workplace setting.  Experiential learning opportunities are grounded in an intentional learning cycle with clearly defined learning outcomes. They engage students actively in creating knowledge and critically reflecting on their experiences, fostering a deeper understanding of how they can utilize what they have learned and the skills they have developed in future endeavours. 

Since 2006, the University of Guelph’s Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF) has provided funding to support several projects that have enriched the learning experience of our undergraduate students. This year, we are again pleased to announce this call for proposals to the LEF that is focused on increasing and enhancing curricular innovations that include experiential learning.   We invite submissions from faculty, instructors, and staff designed to support and engage students in innovative practices and experiential learning, and that contribute to the achievement of related course or program learning outcomes.

Examples of previously funded projects can be viewed here: The goal of the LEF program at the University of Guelph is to develop initiatives that are effective, efficient, and sustainable, and that can be disseminated to the Guelph community.

Submission Requirements

  • Project Executive Summary (1 page maximum)
  • Project Proposal (5 page maximum), including:
    • Purpose and objectives: The purpose or rationale and intended objectives/outcomes of the project, the teaching and learning area/question(s) to be investigated, and demonstration that the project is grounded in and builds on prior research.
    • Intended significance and impact: The anticipated impact of the project on teaching and learning at U of G, including its potential impact on student learning experiences and outcomes. This may include how the project and results will improve teaching and learning within a course, curriculum, and/or institutionally, how the impact can be sustained or scaled beyond the funding year, and how the project contributes to sustainable teaching and learning practices. Also describe how the project aligns with and advances institutional priorities related to teaching and learning as specified in the Strategic Mandate Agreement and Strategic Framework.
    • Assessment of expected outcomes: Provide a detailed assessment plan to evaluate the project’s success and objectives/outcomes, including what will be measured, how it will be measured, how it will be analyzed, and why the measures are appropriate. Clearly indicate how the research design and assessment methods are directly linked to the intended outcomes/objectives. The methods should be presented in sufficient detail to understand the steps and activities that will be required to complete the project.
    • Knowledge dissemination: Identify a plan to share and disseminate the findings of the project, including contribution at a campus-wide event (e.g. annual Teaching and Learning Innovation Conference), and within a broader scholarly context. Travel costs associated with the project can be included and should be accompanied by a clear rationale.
    • Project work plan and timeline: Provide a timeline of milestones that address the lifecycle of the work, including planning, support for collaboration, data collection, analysis, reporting, project closure, and dissemination.
    • References
  • Budget: Include a clear budget outline of how funds will be used, as well as all associated travel expenses and funds received from other sources
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae of PI (5 pages maximum)
  • Letters of support from any collaborating partners or departments (e.g. Student Life, OpenEd, Library, etc.)
  • Endorsement by the Chair/Director and Dean.

Selection Criteria

All applications will be adjudicated by a peer-review committee facilitated through a committee chaired by the Associate Vice-President (Academic) and including the Director, Open Learning and Educational Support (or designate), a faculty member from each College and the Central Student Association (CSA) Academic Commissioner (or designate).

Evaluation of proposals will be based on the Evaluation Rubic.

March 26, 2018

Wellness@Work Grant Program

We have just launched our brand new Wellness@Work Grant Program and want your help. 

Further information can be found on our Wellness@Work website. Applications are due March 30, 2018.

Thanks for your support in helping to spread the word!  As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Sincerely, 

Sarah Joosse | Wellness@Work Coordinator

Human Resources | University of Guelph

UC 5th Floor South | 50 Stone Rd E | Guelph, ON | N1G 2W1

Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56705 |

March 30, 2018

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards recognize significant community involvement and charitable activities beyond what an individual does as an employee or student of the University. Further, they recognize those activities that enrich the connection between the University of Guelph and the broader community.

Dr. William Winegard, University of Guelph President 1967-1975, embodies the community spirit that is so prevalent at the University of Guelph. It is with great honour that these volunteer involvement awards are named on his behalf.

The awards are offered in partnership by United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, PIN – the People and Information Network and the University of Guelph.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Winegard Awards.  To nominate a faculty, student or staff, please fill out a nomination form here

Deadline for nominations is March 30, 2018.

For more information on the awards, click here

March 30, 2018

Attached is the call for nominations for the 2018 Winegard and Forster Medals. These medals are the top convocation awards for graduating undergraduate and graduate students. A list of eligible students will be provided to the colleges from Student Financial Services and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Nominations are to be submitted to the:
University Secretariat | | no later than Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

April 25, 2018
Nominate an outstanding TA for the Associate Vice-President Academic (AVPA) Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence. Nomination packages are due by 4:30 p.m. on April 26. Please submit nomination packages to the OpenEd office in Day Hall 125 or via email to
For award forms, please click below:
If you have additional questions, please contact
Navneet Sidhu
PhD Candidate
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph
Graduate Teaching Development Coordinator
OpenEd, Day Hall

April 26, 2018 at 4:30 pm