Scholarship, Award & Funding Opportunities

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Graduate Studies: 

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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.


Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Reserach Assistantship Program for 2019. Details are available in the following link:

January 16, 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

As you know the University of Guelph is committed to providing high-quality academic advising, in order to assist students in the development and pursuit of academic objectives consistent with their life goals and the available opportunities at the University.

In order to recognize contributions to the University’s goal of delivering high-quality academic advising the Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion was established by the Council on Undergraduate Academic Advising (CUAA) in the spring of 2003. This award recognizes an individual or group that has been identified as having made an outstanding contribution to academic advising at the undergraduate level.

The Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion is awarded annually to an individual or group that has been nominated by a member of the university community as having made an outstanding contribution to academic advising at the undergraduate level at the University of Guelph. A list of past recipients is at

Nominations for the 2019 Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion are due by the end of the business day on Friday 1 February 2019 and can be submitted to CUAA through Shari Dorr (UC404A). Terms and Conditions for the award, as well as a printable PDF file of the Nomination Form are attached and are available on the UAIC website at the URL above.

In order to assist UAIC in promoting the Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion process I would request, on behalf of CUAA, that you share this information broadly. We will also distribute an electronic and/or hard copy poster once available from the printer.

Any inquiries about the award and/or the award process may be directed to my email at or my telephone extension 56648.

Thank you in advance for your support of the Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion process.

S.G. Dorr, BA (Hon), MA (Leadership), MS (Academic Advising)
UAIC Coordinator, Office of the Associate Vice President (Academic)

February 1, 2019
The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a 12-month policy position within a Canadian government host office.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Faculty members at Canadian universities or PhD graduates
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents (Citizenship requirements may differ for individual host offices; this will be accommodated in the fellow and host matching process)
  • Able to negotiate a leave of absence from their university or employer, as applicable
The 2019 cohort of fellowships will begin in September 2019. Approved fellows receive remuneration from their host offices and professional development training and networking events facilitated by Mitacs.

Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information, please visit the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship or contact

February 3, 2019

2019 CAGS/Proquest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Do you know an outstanding doctoral student who has recently graduated? Is there an up-and-coming scholar in your academic community whose research deserves to be recognized? Here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! Please consider nominating them for this prestigious award.  

We have just received a call for nominations for the 2019 CAGS/Proquest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards.  This is a great opportunity to showcase the exceptional work done by doctoral students who have completed their degree requirements in the past year.  

Eligibility & Award Information

To be eligible for nomination, the student's thesis must have been completed and accepted between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.  The awards are granted by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) and are sponsored by Proquest-UMI (University Microfilms International). There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one for fine arts, humanities and social sciences. The awards include a $1,500 prize, a Citation Certificate, and travel expenses to attend the 2019 CAGS Annual Conference.

Nomination Package Components

1.       Signed letter from student's supervisor or program director describing the reasons for the nomination, and why the dissertation constitutes a significant piece of original work.

2.       A copy of the external examiner's pre-defence report

3.       An abstract of the dissertation, not exceeding 350 words, written by the candidate in non-technical language.

4.       An up-to-date C.V. of the nominee.

Nomination Package Deadline

Complete nomination packages are due to the Graduate Awards Officers in the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies ( no later than Friday, February 15, 2019.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

February 15, 2019
Arrell Graduate Scholarships 2019-20 - Deadlines to Apply: Feb. 22 (Admission Application) & March 1 (Scholarship Application)
The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph is now accepting scholarship applications for students entering a graduate program in the Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 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 by the following deadlines.


Deadlines to Apply:

 1. February 22, 2019 - Must have completed an application for admission to a graduate program before/by this date. As applications for admission can take some time to complete, it is recommended that applicants begin the application well in advance of this deadline.

2. March 1, 2019 - Deadline to submit all completed Arrell Graduate Scholarships application components to

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.

Kind regards,

Kristen Campbell & Donna Drohan-Jennings   Graduate Awards Officers

Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies  |  University of Guelph

UC Level 3  |  50 Stone Road E  |  Guelph, ON  |  N1G 2W1

519-824-4120 Ext. 53481 (Kristen) or 53414 (Donna)  |

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Application for Admission - February 22, 2019   &  Scholarship Application - March 1, 2019

Scholarships for Canadian academics, students and professionals: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program, 2019-2020

Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

·         Program name: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

·         Funding organizations: Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

·         Target audiences: Canadian students (college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada); Canadian faculty members and research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; Canadian mid-career professionals

·         Number of scholarships: Over 20

·         Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals

·         Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living stipend, on-campus accommodation and medical insurance

·         Deadline: March 1, 2019

For full program details and to submit an online application, visit: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program.


All inquiries regarding this program should be directed to: or 613-237-4820.

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 Bourses pour les professeurs, étudiants et professionnels canadiens : Programme d’échanges académiques Canada-Chine, 2019-2020

Affaires mondiales Canada et le ministère chinois de l’Éducation proposent des bourses de courte durée aux Canadiens souhaitant faire des études à l’étranger en Chine. Les bourses sont octroyées pour des études, de la recherche, des études linguistiques ou une combinaison d’études et d’études linguistiques dans les établissements chinois participants.

·         Nom du programme : Programme d’échanges académiques Canada-Chine

·         Organismes de financement : Affaires mondiales Canada et le ministère de l’Éducation de la République populaire de Chine

·         Publics cibles : Étudiants canadiens de niveau collégial, de premier cycle et des cycles supérieurs au Canada; professeurs et personnel de recherche canadiens travaillant dans un établissement d’enseignement supérieur canadien; professionnels canadiens en milieu de carrière

·         Nombre de bourses : Plus de 20

·         Durée de la bourse : 4 à 12 mois pour les étudiants; et 8 semaines à 12 mois pour les professeurs et les professionnels en milieu de carrière

·         Inclusions : Frais de transport aérien, frais de scolarité, allocation mensuelle, logement sur le campus et assurance médicale

·         Date limite : 1er mars 2019

Consultez le Programme d’échanges académiques Canada-Chine 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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March 9, 2019