As part of their efforts to support high-level research, provincial and federal governments offer substantial scholarships to graduate students. Although processes vary according to the particular award and student circumstance, in most cases FES students submit their applications to the Awards Office in the Student and Alumni Resource Centre. Applications are then screened first at the Faculty (called Departmental) level, then at the overall University level, then by the granting institution.
The majority of federal academic research funding comes from these three research councils, known collectively as the “Tri-Council”. If you are unsure which agency to apply to, contact the Awards Office in the Student and Alumni Resource Centre.
If applying, be sure to follow the links above and read and adhere to all application instructions provided by the granting institution. Failing to follow instructions – even regarding margin width and font size – can result in your application being disqualified.
Since deadlines for these scholarships are similar across the University, the Office of the Registrar receives many transcript requests at once. To ensure you receive your transcripts in time, order them well in advance of the scholarship deadline. A final deadline for transcript requests may be circulated.
Remember, everyone applying for these scholarships will have an A average. To make your application stand out, you need to focus on your plan/program of study, getting strong references, and listing all applicable accomplishments and awards. Please see the strategies for successful funding applications.