External Scholarships and Awards Opportunities

This page contains information to help you fund your research project. These awards are for research-based students completing either their Master’s level project, or their Doctoral level project.

Funding Opportunities

Tri-Agency Funding

Brock Graduate students have the opportunties to apply for different external funders. There are ones from the Tri-Agency – which is made up of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These can fund graduate research at different levels, from MA, to Phd, to Post-Doc.

Other Sources of Funding

There are other sources of funding. Some have been compiled and listed at the bottom of this webpage. There are also other places you can look for funding in your areas of research. For example, if there are research networks that you join (which you usually get for free or at a discount as a student) they will often have funding opportunities. There are also community partners that may be able to fund your research.

Awards for Doctoral Students

This is a national scholarship provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS – DOCTORAL (CGSD)

AND

NSERC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS – DOCTORAL (PGSD)

AWARD VALUE CGS D: $35,000 A YEAR (FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS)
PGS D: $21,000 A YEAR (FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2021 8:00PM
LEVEL OF STUDY: PHD
BROCK’S QUOTA: 13

ABOUT THE AWARD

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to high caliber scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) offers two types of awards through one application. The CGS D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS D.

PROCESS

Before deadline, student submits application on NSERC website through the Online Application
Students submit their transcript via Brock Internal Link
Students also must nominate the university designate (Allison Flynn-Bowman) who will upload the transcripts for you.
Brock Internal selection committees review applications
Institution forwards selected applications electronically to NSERC.
You will be notified if your application was moved forward.
If moved forward, NSERC verify eligibility
Members review and score applications
Final ranked list is produced
Top ranked applicants offered CGS-D, next tier offered PGS-D.
Results announced in April.

ELIGIBILITY

You may submit only one application per year to one Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

You may submit an application to NSERC Doctoral and to the VANIER CGS competition in the same year.

Please refer to NSERC website for:

  • Eligibility
  • Application Instructions

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts: Students must have their up-to-date and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. This year, please upload them to the Brock Internal Link before deadline.

THIS IS A NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED BY THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

JOSEPH-ARMAND BOMBARDIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS-DOCTORAL (CGSD)

AND

SSHRC DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Award Value: CGS D: $35,000 a year for 3 years
Fellowship: $20,000 a year for 1 to 4 years
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021 8:00PM
Level of Study: PhD
Application Form: Web-based application
Brock’s quota: 12

Brock SSHRC Information Video

About the Award:
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the social sciences or humanities.  The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) offers two types of awards through one application.  The CGS D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a Fellowship.

PROCESS

Student submits application on SSHRC website through the Online Application
Brock Internal selection committees review applications
Institution forwards selected applications electronically to SSHRC.
You will be notified if your application was moved forward.
If moved forward, SSHRC verify eligibility
Members review and score applications
Final ranked list is produced
Results announced in April.

ELIGIBILITY

You may submit only one application per year to one Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

You may submit an application to SSHRC Doctoral and to the VANIER CGS competition in the same year.

Please refer to SSHRC website for:

  • Eligibility
  • Application Instructions

TRANSCRIPTS

Currently registered Brock students will be able to access their transcript via my.brocku.ca
Every possible effort should be made to get your original transcripts. If you are having challenges getting previous transcripts, please contact us, and we can use ones submitted during your application.

THIS IS A NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED BY THE CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH

CIHR Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Award Value: $17,500 to $35,000
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021 8:00 PM
Level of Study: PhD
Application Form: Web-based application

Quota: 3

About the Award:

PROCESS

Student submits application on CIHR website through the Online Application
Brock Internal selection committees review applications
Institution forwards selected applications electronically to agency.
You will be notified if your application was moved forward.
If moved forward, agency will verify eligibility
Members review and score applications
Final ranked list is produced
Results announced in April.

ELIGIBILITY

You may submit only one application per year to one Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

Please refer to CIHR website for:

  • Eligibility
  • Application Instructions

TRANSCRIPTS

Currently registered Brock students will be able to access their transcript via my.brocku.ca
Every possible effort should be made to get your original transcripts. If you are having challenges getting previous transcripts, please contact us, and we can use ones submitted during your application.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Award Value: $50,000 a year for 3 years
Deadline: October 1, 2021

ABOUT THE AWARD

Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.

PROCESS

  • Before deadline date above:
  • After deadline date, Brock’s Internal adjudication committee reviews, and selects applicants to move forward by the date on the Vanier website.

ELIGIBILITY

Please refer to Vanier website for:

  • Eligibility
  • Application Instructions

You may submit only one application per year to one Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

You may submit an application to NSERC Doctoral and to the VANIER CGS competition in the same year.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts: Students must have their up-to-date and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. This year, please upload them to the Brock Internal Link before deadline.

This is a National Scholarship for students accepted into a one, two, or three year doctoral program

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholarship

Award Value: $40,000 a year for 3 years
Deadline: January 5, 2022

ABOUT THE AWARD

Our scholarship program is a gateway for courageous, bold, original thinkers who seek unconventional experiences beyond the halls of academia. Our Scholars are hungry to play a leadership role in their communities and help inspire positive change. This year’s recipients were chosen based on their compelling research that contributes to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes. They will embark on a three-year journey that will foster their development as leaders and offer critical reflection on the subject of Power & Knowledge.

PROCESS

Apply through their Application Portal 

ELIGIBILITY

More information can be found at their website 

TRANSCRIPTS

Submitted to their portal.

Awards for Masters Students

Award Value: $17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Submit application to:   Research Portal
Brock’s quota:
NSERC: 4
SSHRC: 12
CIHR: 2

The Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) established a “Harmonization Committee” to redesign the CGS Master’s programs. The aim was to create a harmonized, more flexible and effective system of application to fund students who demonstrate a high level of achievement in graduate studies.
Successful award recipients will receive one of the following awards depending on their area of research:

  • NSERC – Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • SSHRC – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • CIHR – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship

Application Form: Research Portal on-line application. If you have selected Brock University as one of the five institutions where you are planning on holding your award, the university will be able to access your online application.

Please refer to the Tri-Agency website for:

  • Eligibility
  • Application Instructions
  • Canadian Common CV (CCV) Instructions

Resources, information and updates to assist with your application.

Transcripts: Students are responsible to upload their up-to-date official transcript(s) before the deadline date. If you are registered in a program for the Fall term you must submit a transcript showing that you are currently registered, even though you will have no grades. Please contact us if you are having problems receiving transcript due to COVID.

Note: If you have applied for an OGS award, you may include your official transcript(s) with your OGS application package.
Announcement of Results: Universities will post their competition results on the Research Portal no earlier than April 1, 2020.
Acceptance and Declines of Offers: Applicants will have three weeks to respond to offers of awards. Offers not accepted will be deemed to have been declined.

Brock Information Session

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters (CGS-M)

Award value: $17,500 for one year

Brock Information Presentations 2021

Tri-Agency CGS-Masters

Awards for Graduate Students at any level

This is a provincial scholarship

Award Value: $15,000 a year
Deadline: January 15, 2022 by 4:00 pm
Students submit application to: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Brock’s quota: 57 awards

Please note, this information will pertain to the Brock University’s OGS application process. Each university will have its own application and deadline date.

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels. The value of an OGS award for one year is $15,000, $5,000 per term. Students may receive the award for two terms ($10,000) or three terms ($15,000), the majority of the scholarships will be awarded for three terms. One-term awards are not granted.
Students must apply for the award at the university where they plan to attend graduate studies. The award is not transferable from University to University. This means that all undergraduate and graduate students wishing to apply for OGS, who plan to study at the graduate level at Brock, must apply and submit their OGS application to Brock.

 

Eligibility criteria:
In order to be considered for an OGS, students must be:

  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person [under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protections Act (Canada)] at the time of the OGS application deadline date.
  • enrolled in or applying for admission to a graduate program on a full-time basis at Brock at the time of holding the award.
  • Taking an eligible program on a full time basis.

An eligible program is defined as a full-time program of study of two or three terms at an eligible institution leading to a graduate degree.

Find official Provincial guidelines here.

 

Visa Students:
International students who are studying in Ontario under a temporary resident visa – student study permit, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) are eligible for the allotted visa student awards (Brock’s allocation is 2).

 

Minimum Academic Requirements:
The applicant must, at minimum, meet the following OGS academic requirements:

  • students must have an overall average of at least A- (80%) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).

 

Eligibility Conditions:
Master’s students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of two years and doctoral students for a maximum of four years, subject to a lifetime maximum of six years per student.

In addition, a lifetime maximum of six (6) years of government-funded student awards must have not have been exceeded by the applicant. Awards under the following programs will be counted toward this lifetime maximum:

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (OGS)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

 

Applicants cannot hold an OGS scholarship and an award from any of the following programs, concurrently:

  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Recipients must remain enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible program. Recipients who withdraw, transfer to part-time status, or fail to complete the term, will be required to repay the award.

 

OSAP Restrictions

Students who have an OSAP restriction on their file are ineligible from receiving their scholarship until the restriction has been cleared. At the time of disbursement, if the Faculty of Graduate Studies finds a restriction on the student’s file, the student will be contacted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and advised of a deadline by which they must clear the restriction or forfeit their award.

 

Application Package:

  • OGS Application
  • Transcripts — all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing you are currently registered are required along with one copy of the transcript legend

Evaluation Criteria:
Academic Excellence 50%
Research Potential 30%
Communications, Interpersonal and Leadership Abilities 20%

You can read more about the weighting here 

Deadline Date:  On or before January 15, 2022 by 4:00 pm.  

Academic Assessments & Letter of Support:   

  • Academic Assessment Report – 2 required (to be submitted by referee – see below)
  • Submission of the academic report and letter of support, must be submitted by the deadline date set above.

Brock Information Session Presentation from 2021

OGS Ontario Graduate Scholarship

 

Announcement of results: April 2022 – Only successful applicants will be notified.

This is a provincial scholarship

Award Value: $15,000
Deadline: December 1, 2021 by 4:00 pm
Submit application to: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Brock’s quota: 8 awards

The QEII-GSST scholarships must be awarded to Canadian citizens or permanent residents enrolled full-time in approved research masters and/or doctoral programs in science and technology at an Ontario university.

To be considered for QEII-GSST award, a student must be:

  • A Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application deadline [Exception: see note on international students below];
  • Enrolled at a publicly-assisted university in Ontario in a full-time program of study that leads to a graduate degree and is approved for operating grant purposes by the ministry; and
  • Enrolled in 60% or more of a full course load as defined by the university, or 40% or more for students with permanent disabilities.
  • Enrolled in a research master’s or doctoral program in a science and technology discipline (See Appendix One for a list of eligible science and technology disciplines).
  • International students are ineligible for QEII-GSST awards

 

Eligible Disciplines For QEII-GSST Purposes

The QEII-GSST program supports graduate students enrolled in research master’s and doctoral programs in science and technology disciplines. Collaboration, inter-disciplinary study, and innovation are encouraged. The following are the eligible disciplines:

  • Applied Sciences:
  • Aerospace (may include Aeronautical Engineering)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture (may include Landscape Architecture)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science (may include Engineering, Engineering Physics, and
  • Nuclear Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining, Metallurgy, and Materials Science (may include Metallurgical Engineering)
  • Systems and Industrial Engineering (may include Systems/Design Engineering and Operational Research)
  • Biological and Life Sciences:
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics (may include Medical Biophysics)
  • Environmental Sciences (may include Agriculture, Ecology, Forestry, and Toxicology)
  • General Biological Sciences (may include Biology, Botany, Entomology, Microbiology, Mycology, Plant and Animal Biology, and Zoology)
  • Genetics, Cell, and Molecular Biology
  • General Health Science (may include research-oriented programs in Epidemiology, Human Kinetics, Hygiene, Nutrition, and Rehabilitation disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Audiology, and Speech Pathology)
  • Human Biology (may include Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences, Food Science, Immunology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology)
  • Medical and Veterinary Sciences (may include research-oriented programs in Dentistry, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Optometry, and Pharmacy)
  • Physical Sciences:
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (may include Information/Systems Science)
  • Earth Sciences (may include Geology and Geophysics)
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics (may include Astronomy, Meteorology, and Space Science)

 

QEII-GSST Application

Application Deadline Date:  On or before December 1, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be considered for a QEII-GSST award, students must be:

  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protect Person [under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protections Act (Canada)] at the time of the QEII-GSST application deadline date.
  • enrolled in or applying for admission to a graduate program on a full-time basis at Brock University at the time of holding the award.
  • taking an eligible program on a full-time basis

Find official Provincial guidelines here.

 

Minimum Academic Requirements:

The applicant must, at minimum, meet the following QEII-GSST academic requirements:

  • students must have an overall average of at least A- (80%) in each of the last two (2) completed years of study (full-time equivalent).

 

Eligibility Conditions:

Master’s students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of two (2) years and doctoral students for a maximum of four (4) years, subject to a lifetime maximum of six (6) years per student.

In addition, a lifetime maximum of six (6) years of government-funded student awards must not have been exceeded by the applicant.  Awards under the following programs will be counted toward this lifetime maximum:

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Applicants cannot hold a QEII-GSST scholarship and an award from any of the following program, concurrently:

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Recipients must remain enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible program.  Recipients who withdraw, transfer to part-time status or fail to complete the term, will be required to repay the award.

 

OSAP Restrictions

Students who have an OSAP restriction on their file are ineligible from receiving their scholarship until the restriction has been cleared.  At the time of disbursements, if the Faculty of Graduate Studies finds a restriction on the student’s file, the student will be contacted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and advised of a deadline by which they must clear the restriction or forfeit their award.

 

Application Package:

  • QEII-GSST application
  • Transcripts – all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing you are currently registered are required, along with one copy of each transcript legend.

Evaluation Criteria:
Academic Excellence 50%
Research Potential 30%
Communications, Interpersonal and Leadership Abilities 20%

You can read more about the weighting here 

Academic Assessments:

  • Academic Assessment Report – 2 required (to be submitted by referees)
  • Submission of the academic report and letters of support must be submitted by the deadline date as set above.

 

Announcement of Results: April 2022 – Only successful applicants will be notified.

This is a National Scholarship provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

SSHRC Impact Awards recognize researchers as well as graduate students and celebrate the achievement that have been funded, either entirely or in part, by SSHRC. Brock University will hold an internal competition for Impact nominations.

Internal deadline: TBA

Information for Brock’s internal competition is available at this link here.

Complete information can be found on the SSHRC website.

Application form.

ORS Contact: Biljana Vasilevska at bvasilevska@brocku.ca or x4291.

Questions and Answer Sessions

Award Value: Up to $6,000
Deadline: September 30 & May 31
Submit application to: Faculty of Graduate Studies

This foreign study supplements program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier, an Alexander Graham Bell, or a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the master’s or doctoral level, or a Vanier CGS at the doctoral level.

The program description, application form and instructions are available on the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program website:

NSERC: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSForeignStudy-BESCEtudeEtranger_eng.asp
SSHRC: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/cgs_foreign_study-besc_etudes_etranger-eng.aspx

This award is for graduates in any discipline.

Award Value: $8,500 to $10,500
Deadline: February 1, 2022
Submit application to: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Eligibility and application: See requirements here

Award Value:
Master’s: $18,000
Doctoral: $20,000
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Submit application to: Faculty of Graduate Studies

Application coming Monday November 1st.
Eligibility and application: See requirements here

This award is administered by the Council of Ontario Universities.

Please carefully review the Announcement posted below for all eligibility criteria.

Learn more here 

Award Value:
Master’s: $25,000
Doctoral: $35,000
Post-doctoral: $50,000
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Submit application to: Faculty of Graduate Studies

Application coming early November

Eligibility and application: See requirements here

This award is administered by the Council of Ontario Universities.

Please carefully review the Announcement posted below for all eligibility criteria.

Learn more here 

Awards for International Students

This is a provincial scholarship

Award Value: $15,000 a year
Deadline: January 15, 2022 by 4:00 pm
Students submit application to: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Brock’s quota: TBA (2022-2023), 54 awards (2021-2022)

Please note, this information will pertain to the Brock University’s OGS application process. Each university will have its own application and deadline date.

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels. The value of an OGS award for one year is $15,000, $5,000 per term. Students may receive the award for two terms ($10,000) or three terms ($15,000), the majority of the scholarships will be awarded for three terms. One-term awards are not granted.
Students must apply for the award at the university where they plan to attend graduate studies. The award is not transferable from University to University. This means that all undergraduate and graduate students wishing to apply for OGS, who plan to study at the graduate level at Brock, must apply and submit their OGS application to Brock.

 

Eligibility criteria:
In order to be considered for an OGS, students must be:

  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person [under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protections Act (Canada)] at the time of the OGS application deadline date.
  • enrolled in or applying for admission to a graduate program on a full-time basis at Brock at the time of holding the award.
  • Taking an eligible program on a full time basis.

An eligible program is defined as a full-time program of study of two or three terms at an eligible institution leading to a graduate degree.

Find official Provincial guidelines here.

 

Visa Students:
International students who are studying in Ontario under a temporary resident visa – student study permit, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) are eligible for the allotted visa student awards (Brock’s allocation is 2).

 

Minimum Academic Requirements:
The applicant must, at minimum, meet the following OGS academic requirements:

  • students must have an overall average of at least A- (80%) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).

 

Eligibility Conditions:
Master’s students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of two years and doctoral students for a maximum of four years, subject to a lifetime maximum of six years per student.

In addition, a lifetime maximum of six (6) years of government-funded student awards must have not have been exceeded by the applicant. Awards under the following programs will be counted toward this lifetime maximum:

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (OGS)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

 

Applicants cannot hold an OGS scholarship and an award from any of the following programs, concurrently:

  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Recipients must remain enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible program. Recipients who withdraw, transfer to part-time status, or fail to complete the term, will be required to repay the award.

 

OSAP Restrictions

Students who have an OSAP restriction on their file are ineligible from receiving their scholarship until the restriction has been cleared. At the time of disbursement, if the Faculty of Graduate Studies finds a restriction on the student’s file, the student will be contacted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and advised of a deadline by which they must clear the restriction or forfeit their award.

Evaluation Criteria:
Academic Excellence 50%
Research Potential 30%
Communications, Interpersonal and Leadership Abilities 20%

You can read more about the weighting here 

Application Package:

  • OGS Application 
  • Transcripts — all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing you are currently registered are required along with one copy of the transcript legend

 

Deadline Date:  On or before January 15, 2022 by 4:00 pm.  

Academic Assessments & Letter of Support:   

  • Academic Assessment Report – 2 required (to be submitted by referee – see below)
  • Submission of the academic report and letter of support, must be submitted by the deadline date set above.

Brock Information Session Presentation from 2021

OGS Ontario Graduate Scholarship

 

Announcement of results: April 2022 – Only successful applicants will be notified.

International Students have the option to apply for funding opportunities through Brock International.

You can see them here at their website. 

Questions and Answer Sessions

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Award Value: $50,000 a year for 3 years
Deadline: October 1, 2021

ABOUT THE AWARD

Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.

PROCESS

  • Students apply through Vanier Website
  • Students submit transcript through Brock Internal Link
  • Internal adjudication committee reviews, and selects applicants to move forward.

ELIGIBILITY

You may submit only one application per year to one Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

You may submit an application to NSERC Doctoral and to the VANIER CGS competition in the same year.

Please refer to Vanier website for:

  • Eligibility
  • Application Instructions

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts: Students must have their up-to-date and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. This year, please upload them to the Brock Internal Link before deadline.

Awards for Postdoctoral Students

Value & duration

  • $70,000 per year (taxable)
  • 2 years (non-renewable)

Next important date

Application submission deadline: 22 September 2021 (20:00 EDT)

CMHC-NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and NSERC partnered in 2018 to jointly fund the CMHC-NSERC PDF awards valued at $45,000 per year for two years.

Questions and Answer Sessions

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research are competitive research funds that are intended to significantly develop all scientific research (research based on the free ideas of the researcher), from basic to applied research in all fields, ranging from the humanities and the social sciences to the natural sciences.

Questions and Answer Sessions

The objective of this Canadian Space Agency Supplements to the NSERC PDF Program AO is to award a grant supplement to postdoctoral researchers who will have been awarded an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship under NSERC‘s PDF program.

Questions and Answer Sessions

HFSP Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries for early researchers.

Questions and Answer Sessions

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 2022, 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.

To learn more, visit their website 

Apply here 

Other Opportunities

These awards are external to Brock. They are vetted before we post them, but application questions should go to the funding agency.

Award NameAward ValueAward DeadlineAward Details
Weston Family Awards in Northern ResearchVarious AmountsJanuary 27, 2022Weston Family Awards in Northern Research have provided unparalleled support to young scientists in Canada pursuing research in Canada’s North. These are for students pursuing a master’s degree, a doctoral degree or postdoctoral fellowship.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowshipup to $40,000February 15, 2022This award , is open to any graduate student studying in Canada who is working in a field related to earth, geosciences, environment, alternative energy, water, climate change, sustainability, or to the social impact, social sciences or design sciences related to these areas, and is designed to provide a unique experiential travel program designed by the student.
Canadian Water Resources Assoication Graduate Scholarships in Water ResourcesVarious AmountsNovember to JanuaryThe Canadian Water Resources Association annually offers five scholarships awarded to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources. Scholarship applications are typically open November-January.
Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowships for Excellence in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts$5,000Deadline for 2021 was March 5, 2021This is for students who are accepted or enrolled in a full-time doctoral program, or masters level program. Evaluated on academic excellence, promise and research potential, and leadership as defined by personal achievement, community service, involvement in academic life, volunteerism and civic engagement.
The Simons Foundation Canada and the International Security Resarch and Outreach Programme of Global Affairs Canada$5,000Deadline for 2021 was MarchThe primary objective of the Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament (NACD) issues.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship$7,500March 15, 2022For female Canadian citizens in a PhD program.
CSA Group Graduate Scholarship$10,000Deadline for 2021 was March 31, 2021For students completing a Masters level thesis on standards in any field (e.g. engineering, social sciences, health sciences).
Ages Foundation Fellowship & Bursaries$1,000 - $5,000April 22 2022Applications that utilize multiple knowledge systems and diverse methodologies will be prioritized.
McCall McBain ScholarshipsFull tuition coverage and $2,000/month for living expenseson-goingThe McCall MacBain Scholarship will cover your tuition and fees for an eligible master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill and provide you with a living stipend of $2,000 per month during academic terms.

BROCK RESOURCES

University Designate: Allison Flynn-Bowman, graduatestudies@brocku.ca, Graduate Funding & Awards Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1.

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Get Noticed: How to Prepare a Funding Application That Stands Out

Join the Faculty of Graduate Studies for a session on how make your funding application stand out above the rest. This session will cover how to create a funding application that will be noticed not forgotten. Receiving funding can be an important aspect of a students education and this session will make sure you are given the tools in order to succeed.

All About Awards: Award Question and Answer Session

Join the Faculty of Graduate Studies for a question and answer period where you’ll have the change to ask your questions about applying for external awards and scholarships.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Funding

  • You must provide one copy of each official post-secondary Transcript, along with one copy of the legend
  • Transcripts can not be photocopies or web-based print-outs
  • must be up to date and show Academic studies completed to date.
  • Even if you began your graduate program in this Fall intake, you must submit a current transcript to show that you are registered in your program. There may be no marks but we want to see that you are registered in a program
  • Copies or photocopies from foreign universities where it is not possible to get another official transcript will be accepted.
  • For Brock university students, please order your transcripts via your student portal
  • For students who have applied to a Tri-agency competition, please feel free to use those transcripts for your OGS application.
  • For international transcripts, please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at graduatestudies@brocku.ca and we will provide you a copy from your student records, if possible.

Most funding agencies require you to provide references or sponsors who can provide information about the type of student you are. When you are selecting your references, make sure you:

Ask early!! Ensure they can complete the reference well before your deadline.

Ask people who know you well. This also means you have to find ways to get to know them – networking with them, volunteering with them, etc.

Provide information about you. Your CV or resume.

Provide details about the requirements of the funding agency. Some need a letter of reference, some need references to submit via a website. Be sure to be able to tell your potential reference or sponsor that information.

CV Requirements (maximum 4 pages, 12 pt. font, single spaced)

Please provide your CV, including the following items:

  • Education (Degrees)
  • Academic and Non-Academic Work Experience including:

– Position title

– Start & End Date

– Organization – Department (Academic only)

  • List of Scholarships and Awards including:

– Type of award

– Organization

– Date / Amount / Award Name

  • Research Funding History including:

– Funding Title / Status / Start & End Date

– Funding Organization

– Program Name

– Total Funding Amount

  • Activities including:

– Advisory (e.g. Mentoring)

– Event Participation (e.g. Workshops, Fundraisers, Clubs)

– Community / Volunteer / Membership

Career Services provides templates and information on creating a Curriculum Vitae (CV). To access this information, please see the steps below. For more information on Career Services, click here.

Steps to Accessing CV Templates

  1. Login to CareerZone using your campus ID and password: careerzone.brocku.ca
  2. Click on the ‘Career Education’ menu item in the left-hand navigation
  3. Click ‘Online Resource Centre’ and then ‘Cover Letters, Resumes, CVs & Letters of Intent’

A-Z Learning Services offers writing support workshops. This includes, but is not limited to, a critical read of a component of your paper. You can learn more about supports for graduate students at https://brocku.ca/student-life-success/learning-services/#1594320117026-d3f6503f-9e3f