These scholarships are offered to students who have outstanding academic records, show research promise and are registering for the first time in a thesis-based graduate program. Faculty or academic units make nominations for the Dean’s Scholarships; students do not apply directly.
The program provides Doctoral Scholarships ($20,000 for one year with possible one-year renewal) and Masters Scholarships ($18,000 for one year with possible one-year renewal). In both cases, you must be able to guarantee an additional year of matching funds for your graduate student at the relevant rate.
Preference will be given to:
- Ph.D. applicants. There are seperate streams for Canadian students and for International students.
- Faculty holding external (especially TriCouncil) funding or,
- in the case of SSHRC-eligible faculty will have held such funding in the recent past, and are attempting to recruit a new student.
Eligable students are those who are:
- Accepted into the InterD Studies Program;
- Have an outstanding academic record (minimum of 85% in each of the last two years of study). Exceptions to this requirement will be considered but must be accompanied by supporting documentation that justifies the submission such as evidence of research achievement (e.g. research publications, presentations, awards)
- Registering for the first time in a thesis or dissertation-based graduate program.
If you have a student who meets the above criteria and for whom you can guarantee an additional year of matching funds at the relevant rate, there is a three step application process.
- You must write a letter indicating that you would like your student to be nominated for the scholarship program. Highlight the achievements that you believe indicate the student's merit and include a statement of guarantee on the additional year of matching funds.
- Solicit an updated CV from your student.
- Send your letter and the student's updated CV to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program of the College of Graduate Studies.