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Resources for Trainees

There is a wide range of internal and external funding and awards available for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

 

Travel Funding - Internal

Ryerson Graduate Student Travel Funding

Ryerson Students' Union Graduate Travel Grant

International Conference & Research Support Fund (ICRSF)

CUPE Unit 3

 

Travel Funding - External

Canadian Cancer Society Travel Award (PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows)

CIHR ICS Travel Awards (Students and Postdoctoral fellows)

Golden Key Research Grant (Graduate students and PhD students)

 

Departmental funding might also be available. Please check with your department and/or graduate program.

 

This is a directory of science related external awards and funding opportunities available to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

 Name

 Deadline

 Details

3M Environmental Innovation Award
 
Sponsor: The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 3M Canada

 

 September 12
The 3M Environmental Innovation Award was established in 2009 by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 3M Canada to recognize outstanding individuals in business, government, academia or community organizations whose innovative contributions to environmental change are benefiting Canada and Canadians. The Award seeks to celebrate individuals involved in a local, regional or national project, program or initiative that has provided innovative solutions that protect, restore or preserve the environment.
IODE War Memorial Doctoral Scholarship
 
Sponsor: IODE Canada
 October
The International Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) established these scholarships to honour the memory of the men and women who gave their lives in World Wars I and II. There is no restriction on field of study.
The Trudeau Foundation Scholarships
 
Sponsor: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

 

 November
The award supports interdisciplinary research and original fieldwork by providing a substantial yearly allowance for research and travel, enabling the Scholars to gain first-hand contact with the diverse communities that can enrich their studies.
 
Areas: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment.
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
 
Sponsor: Zonta International
 November 15
Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible.
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards
 
Sponsor: Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America
 November 15
Traditional Fulbright awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centre of their choice in the United States.
P.E.O. Scholar Awards
 
Sponsor: P.E.O. International
 November 20
P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide partial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavour. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, study or research.
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Canada
 
Sponsor: Google
 December 1
Candidates must be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program and be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related technical fields.
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
 
Sponsor: P.E.O. International
 December 15
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
The Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Awards
 
Sponsor: Council of Ontario Universities
 January 29
The Scholar Awards Program in Women’s Health has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent women’s health scholars. The community of women’s health scholars fostered by this Awards Program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge about women’s health and its translation into improved health for women, more effective health services and products for women, and a strengthened health care system.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) Awards
Sponsor: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS).

 

 January 29
The Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) is the awards program of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS). It was established in 1982 to further ACUNS' mandate to advance knowledge and understanding of Canada’s North by offering student awards for exceptional, northern-based research. The purpose of the CNST is to foster scholars and scientists with northern experience and at the same time enhance educational opportunities available for northern residents to obtain post-secondary education at Canadian colleges and universities.
Canadian Soroptimist Grants for Women
 
Sponsor: The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada
 January 31
The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships
 
Sponsor: Mackenzie King Scholarships
 February 1
Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
The American Hellenic Progressive Association of Canada regional scholarships
 
Sponsor: The American Hellenic Progressive Association of Canada

 

 March
The AHEPA Family Scholarships District #23 offers 4 to 6 scholarships (depending of the scholarship funds of the year) to students of a government accredited post-secondary educational institution, a University, Community College or CEGEP, or a student who has been accepted by such institution, provided that proof of acceptance is also submitted.

 

The applicant shall be of Greek ethnic origin.

 

UNESCO-L'Oréal For Women in Science International Fellowships
 
Sponsor: L’Oréal Canada and UNESCO (administered by AUCC)
 March
Fellowships are being offered for major research projects in one or allied fields of Life Sciences including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology.
Dan David Scholarships
 
Sponsor: Dan David Foundation
 March 10
Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards
 
Sponsor: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

 

 April
IDRC offers these awards to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing their doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards support field research in one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC's thematic priorities.
rare RBC Graduate Scholarship in Water Research
 
Sponsor: rare Charitable Research Reserve & RBC
 April
The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with the RBC Blue Water Project to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education as they tackle important water-related issues.
J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship
 
Sponsor: Canadian Association of University Teachers
 April 30
A minimum scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to a student registered in a doctoral program at a Canadian university.
Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships
 
Sponsor: Canadian Federation of University Women

 

 May
The CFUW Fellowships and Awards Program is an affirmative action program as provided for in the Constitution of Canada. Eligibility for these fellowships and awards is restricted to women.
Bloomberg-Manulife Research Prize
Sponsor: McGill University

 

 June 5

 

The Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health recognizes important original research in the areas of exercise, physical activity or nutrition, or psychosocial behavior related to the field of healthy living. The aim of the Prize is to identify and promote exciting and creative research that has the potential to significantly influence the way we approach our health and lifestyle choices, and that offers practical ways for individuals to improve upon their diets or exercise habits.

 Name

 Deadline

 Details

3M Environmental Innovation Award

 

Sponsor: The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 3M Canada

 

 September 12
The 3M Environmental Innovation Award was established in 2009 by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 3M Canada to recognize outstanding individuals in business, government, academia or community organizations whose innovative contributions to environmental change are benefiting Canada and Canadians. The Award seeks to celebrate individuals involved in a local, regional or national project, program or initiative that has provided innovative solutions that protect, restore or preserve the environment.
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards

 

Sponsor: Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America
 November 15
Traditional Fulbright awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research center of their choice in the United States.
John Charles Polanyi Prizes

 

Sponsor: Council of Ontario Universities
 December 1
In honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Government of the Province of Ontario has established a fund to provide annually up to five prizes to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies or have recently started a faculty appointment at an Ontario university. In 2016, the prizes have a value of $20,000 each and are available in the areas broadly defined as Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.
The Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Awards

 

Sponsor: Council of Ontario Universities
 December 1
Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, a Scholar Awards Program in Women’s Health has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent women’s health scholars. The community of women’s health scholars fostered by this Awards program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge about women’s health and its translation into improved health for women, more effective health services and products for women, and a strengthened heath care system.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) Awards
Sponsor: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS).

 

 January 29
The Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) is the awards program of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS). It was established in 1982 to further ACUNS' mandate to advance knowledge and understanding of Canada’s North by offering student awards for exceptional, northern-based research. The purpose of the CNST is to foster scholars and scientists with northern experience and at the same time enhance educational opportunities available for northern residents to obtain post-secondary education at Canadian colleges and universities.
L'Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships, with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
 
Sponsor: L’Oréal Canada and UNESCO (administered by AUCC)
 March
Fellowships are being offered for research in the field of Engineering/Pure and Applied Sciences. The fellowships offered alternate each year between the fields of Life Sciences and Engineering/Pure and Applied Sciences.
UNESCO-L'Oréal For Women in Science International Fellowships
 
Sponsor: L’Oréal Canada and UNESCO (administered by AUCC)
 March
Fellowships are being offered for major research projects in one or allied fields of Life Sciences including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology.
Dan David Scholarships
 
Sponsor: Dan David Foundation
 March 10
Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world.
Bloomberg-Manulife Research Prize
Sponsor: McGill University

 

 June 5

 

The Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health recognizes important original research in the areas of exercise, physical activity or nutrition, or psychosocial behaviour related to the field of healthy living. The aim of the Prize is to identify and promote exciting and creative research that has the potential to significantly influence the way we approach our health and lifestyle choices, and that offers practical ways for individuals to improve upon their diets or exercise habits.
Coxeter-James Prize Lectureship
 
Sponsor: Canadian Mathematical Society

 

 June 30
The Coxeter-James Prize Lectureship recognizes young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. The recipient shall be a member of the Canadian mathematical community.
Jeffery-Williams Prize Lectureship
 
Sponsor: Canadian Mathematical Society
 June 30
The Jeffery-Williams Prize Lectureship recognizes mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. The prize lecture will be delivered at the Summer Meeting. The recipient shall be a member of the Canadian mathematical community. A nomination can be updated and will remain active for three years.
Krieger-Nelson Prize Lectureship 
 
Sponsor: Canadian Mathematical Society
 June 30
The Krieger-Nelson Prize Lectureship recognizes outstanding research by a female mathematician. The prize lecture will be delivered at the Summer Meeting. The recipient shall be a member of the Canadian mathematical community. A nomination can be updated and will remain active for two years.
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence
 
Sponsor: Canadian Microelectronics Corporation

 

 Ongoing
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies. Examples of such technologies include Photonics/Optoelectronics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microelectronics, Microfluidics and Embedded Software, or the application of microsystems and related technologies in Canada. The annual award includes a medal and a monetary prize of $4,500. Previous winners include truly innovative researchers from across Canada.

 

For more information on research and innovation within the Ryerson community and how to get funding for your project, please visit the Graduate Studies Scholarships and Awards page.