External Awards

Alzheimer Society Research Program

The Alzheimer Society Research Program is a collaborative effort between the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC), its provincial affiliates, partners, and donors. The Program provides Research Grants and Training Awards to support Canadian investigators conducting (1) biomedical research into causes and a cure for Alzheimer Disease, and (2) research into social and psychological aspects of Alzheimer Disease, including caregiving, family support and long-term care.
ASC's Research Program is committed to promoting excellence in Alzheimer research and supporting projects that will significantly advance scientific and clinical knowledge and improve the quality of life of both those with the disease and their caregivers. ASC-sponsored researchers have shed light on critical aspects of Alzheimer Disease and include some of the top Alzheimer scientists nationally and internationally. The Training Awards Program provides outstanding individuals with the opportunity to obtain training in research eventually to become independent investigators in the field of Alzheimer Disease.

Austism Scholars Award

With the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, a Scholars Award Program in Austism has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars.  The community of austism 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.

Canadian Blood Services Graduate Fellowship

Canadian Blood Services Graduate Fellowship Program provides support to young investigators who initiate or continue training in the field of blood transfusion science, particularly relevant to therapeutic immunoglobulins, pathogen reduction/inactivation, product quality and improved cellular products.  This program is offered to graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training leading to a PhD degree.

The fellowship has a value of $25,000 per annum. A yearly research and travel allowance of $1,000 per annum is provided with each fellowship. Students may be
supported for a maximum of 4 years. The initial term of the fellowship is 2 years with possible renewal for an additional 2 years upon reapplication.

Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International​ is a professional honorary society of women educators. DKG promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. The World Fellowship Fund was established to provide opportunities for women from foreign countries to pursue graduate studies in Canada and the United States. The value of the award is USD $4,000.

The application form and checklist are available on the SGS Graduate Awards website.

Mackenzie King Open Scholarships

The Open Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who has a degree from a Canadian university and is pursuing graduate studies in any discipline, within Canada or elsewhere. The Mackenzie King Board receives approximately 80 nominations annually from all universities to award one scholarship of approximately $8,500 (value is subject to change).​

Ontario Women's Health Scholars Award

The Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award is administered by the Council of Graduate Studies on behalf of Ontario government ministries. It is open to Master’s students, Doctoral students, and Post Doctoral Fellows. 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 health care system.

Parkinson Canada Graduate Student Award

The Graduate Student Award program is strategic initiative to encourage promising young scientists to enter the field of Parkinson's research and to invest in research training that offers promise for future work in the area of Parkinson's disease. PSC wishes to encourage continued growth and revitalization in the fields of Parkinson's research in Canada by supporting talented young scientists and providing students with an opportunity to enter into the area of Parkinson's research during the early stages of their training. Funds awarded under the Program are to be used to cover salaries for research training in Parkinson's-related areas. Through this initiative, PSC invites fellowship applications from applicants committed to conducting biomedical research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson's disease.

The Program is available to only those students engaged in full-time research training in a graduate school. At the time of application, all candidates must be enrolled in graduate study program at the Master's or PhD level.

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR) Education Fund

Enabled by an unprecedented gift from the Ted Rogers Family Foundation, the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR) was jointly conceived by its three partner organizations, namely Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network and University of Toronto.  The TRCHR represents a transformational investment in basic science-, translational- and clinical-research, innovation, and education in regenerative medicine, genomics, and clinical care of paediatric and adult heart disease, with the over-arching goral of addressing heart failure across the entire lifespan. For student research funding opportunities, please check TRCHR.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

So you think you’ve got a thesis? You’ll have just three minutes and one power-point slide to present your doctoral research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way to a panel of non-specialist judges.

For more information on the 3-Minute Thesis Competition at the University of Toronto, visit https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/awards/three-minute-thesis-competition/

For more information on the 3-Minute Thesis Competition in Canada, visit https://cags.ca/3mt-2/