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Autism Scholars Award

With the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, a scholar awards program in autism has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars.  The community of autism scholars fostered by this awards program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge concerning child autism, and its translation into improved health for children, more effective services and products for children with autism, and increase the province’s capacity in diagnosis and assessment of autism and a strengthened treatment system.

  • Master's awards - $18,000
  • Doctoral awards - $20,000

December 1, 2017

  • All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • All applicants must be sponsored and endorsed by the dean of graduate studies at Ryerson University
  • To be eligible for a master’s award, applicants must be registered full-time in a master’s or doctoral graduate program at Ryerson University at the time of taking up the award (i.e., the fall term of 2016-17), and must remain registered full-time in that master’s program throughout the term of the award. Master’s students remain eligible to the end of their sixth term of full-time study. 
  • To be eligible for a doctoral award, applicants must be registered full-time in a doctoral graduate program at Ryerson University at the time of taking up the award (i.e., the fall term of 2016-17), and must remain registered full-time throughout the term of the award. Doctoral students remain eligible to the end of their fifteenth term of full-time study. 
  • Holders of Autism Scholars Awards are precluded from holding any other major award during the term of this award.

PDF fileDetailed information about eligibility requirements.

Each applicant must submit an electronic copy of the following documents in a single PDF package by December 1, 2017 to Natasha Mills - natasha.mills@ryerson.ca

  • The completed PDF fileapplication form
  • A curriculum vitae (including information concerning eligibility criteria)
  • A statement of research to be undertaken during the period of graduate study (maximum 1,000 words). There must also be an additional non-technical summary (maximum 500 words). These statements must be written by the candidate.

The Ryerson YSGS internal committee will forward recommended candidates together with their applications to the Council of Ontario Universities for further review. 

More information can be found at the external,Council of Ontario Universities webpage