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The Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (MSFSS) Program

School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date:  May 30th

Applications for the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are now being accepted.  This program will support high-calibre registered graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institution outside of Canada. 

This supplement is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, who have accepted or hold an active Masters, Doctorate or Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and can ensure that their scholarship will still be active at the time the research study abroad begins.  Depending on the applicant’s information and budget justification, the valued of the supplement can be up to $6,000 to help offset the costs, including travel and accommodation, of undertaking research studies outside of Canada for a defined period of three to six months. 

For more information on this supplement program and to obtain the web-based application forms, please go to the appropriate tri-council agency’s website.  To make the School of Graduate Studies deadline date of June 10, 2014, to all three granting agencies, the deadline date for receipt of completed applications is May 30, 2014.


A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarships

School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date:  June 15th

Normally up to three A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually commencing in the Fall Semester.  The awards are to be made solely on the basis of high academic merit.  Typically a minimum of a first class degree is required.  One scholarship shall be awarded to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from Memorial University, one to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from a Canadian university, and one to an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree from a foreign university.  To be the recipient of this scholarship, one must be a full-time graduate student.  The value of the scholarship is $15,000, and it may be held for one year only.  Recipients holding a major external award of $15,000 or greater will retain $3,000 of the A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship. 

A scholarship application, which consists of a covering letter, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and /or presentations, a one-to-two page statement of research either completed and/or proposed, transcripts, and three letters of reference, must be submitted to the student’s department prior to their deadline date.  Please contact the department for the internal deadline date.  The departments’ deadline date for submitting one nomination for each category to their Dean or Director is June 1st. The deadline date for the Dean or Director to submit one nomination and two ranked alternates for each category to the School of Graduate Studies is June 15th.


F.A. Aldrich Graduate Award

School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date:  June 15th

The F.A. Aldrich Graduate Award has been established in memory of the first Dean of Graduate Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Up to three annual awards of $2,000 may be made.  Awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies to alumni of Memorial University of Newfoundland who are in the first year of a full-time graduate program and will be based on academic merit and need only if all other things are equal.  If the application is based on need, please make a case.

An award application, which consists of a covering letter, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and /or presentations, a one-to-two page statement of research either completed and/or proposed, transcripts, and three letters of reference, must be submitted to the student’s department prior to their deadline date.  Please contact the department for the internal deadline date.  The departments’ deadline date for submitting one nomination for each category to their Dean or Director is June 1st. The deadline date for the Dean or Director to submit one nomination and two ranked alternates for each category to the School of Graduate Studies is June 15th.


School of Graduate Studies F. A. Aldrich Fellowship

School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date:  June 16th

Nominations are now invited for the School of Graduate Studies F. A. Aldrich Fellowship.  Six to eight fellowships per year, valued at $20,000 per annum at the doctoral level and $15,000 at the master’s level, will be awarded to incoming full-time Canadian students who will be commencing their studies in September 2014.  Renewal for one year at the doctoral level can be possible.  If the fellowship recipient is also in receipt of an external award, he/she will be eligible to retain a portion of this fellowship.  These fellowships were established to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the School of Graduate Studies in 1999 from a portion of the proceeds of the Opportunity Fund and in honour of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s first Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Dr. F. A. Aldrich (1970 - 1987).  Recipients will be selected by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee, on the basis of exceptional academic achievement.

To apply, a nomination letter from the applicant’s department, faculty or school along with a copy of the complete application to graduate school must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.  For doctoral recipients who wish to renew this fellowship for an additional year, a recommendation letter from the department, faculty or school is required.  The letter must indicate whether he/she had applied for national funding during the first year of the award.  The deadline for receipt of nominations to the School of Graduate Studies is June 16th.


Chevron Canada Limited Rising Star Awards

School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date: June 27th

Applications are now being accepted for the Chevron Canada Limited Rising Star Awards.  This award has been established through a generous donation from Chevron Canada Limited.  Six awards valued at $15,000 per year, (may be renewed for a second year upon application) will be awarded annually to full-time graduate students who are enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program in the areas of Earth Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, Economics and Business.  80% of these awards will be given to students in the Department of Earth Sciences. The awards will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, demonstration of a strong potential to carry out meaningful research, expression of interest in potential employment in the oil and gas industry and signaling of career location mobility; level of service to community or leadership will also be considered. 

The application would consist of a covering letter, a CV, a research statement (two pages maximum), two letters of reference and academic transcripts.  The deadline date for the submission of applications to the School of Graduate Studies is Friday, June 27.


Special Scholarships for Students to Pursue Graduate Studies in the Sciences Related to Resource Development

School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date:  July 4th

Applications are now being accepted by the School of Graduate Studies for the Special Scholarships for Students to Pursue Graduate Studies in the Sciences Related to Resource Development.  This scholarship is valued in the amount of $7,500, and may be renewed for one additional year upon application for renewal.

To be eligible, students must be (a) registered in a full-time graduate program in the areas of the sciences related to resource development at Memorial University, or under special circumstances, may take this scholarship abroad; (b) residents of the province or should have been a resident in the province for at least three years prior to entering the program, excluding time spent at post-secondary institutions; and (c) holding a first-class undergraduate degree or a second-class degree with first class standing in courses in their major field of study. 

To apply, please forward an application consisting of a covering letter, a one-to-two page description of the research project, an academic transcript, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and/or presentations, and two letters of reference.  For current recipients who wish to renew their scholarship for an additional year, please contact the School of Graduate Studies for further information.  The deadline date to submit applications is July 4th.


 Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited Bursary


School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date: July 4th
   
Applications are now being accepted for the Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited Bursary, valued at $3,800.  The successful candidate must be a full-time graduate student who is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, demonstrate financial need, and display qualities of leadership in their application.

The bursary application would consist of a covering letter, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and/or presentations, a one-to-two page description of the research project, an up-to-date transcript, and two letters of reference.


Geological Association of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship in Environmental Science


School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date: July 4th

Departmental nominations along with supported documentation are now being invited to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by July 4th.  The Geological Association is giving an award of $2,000 to a student undertaking a graduate program in an aspect of environmental science and is tenable for one-year only.

Applicants must be starting their first or second year of full-time studies in September 2014 in an appropriate Master’s or Ph.D. level program.  In addition to the departmental nomination letter, the supported documentation would include a covering letter, a CV with a list of appropriate publications and/or presentations, a one-to-two page description of the research project, an up-to-date transcript, and a letter of reference from the student’s supervisor in support of the nomination.


The Scotiabank Bursaries for International Study

Deadline Date:  June 30th to the Faculty of Arts Office, A-5015

Applications are now being accepted for the Scotiabank Bursaries for International Study.  These bursaries will assist full-time Faculty of Arts masters and doctoral students (including those in interdisciplinary programs) to travel to other countries for the purpose of thesis research and thesis-related study.  The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of academic standing; financial need may be considered.  An application form can be obtained through the academic units in the Faculty of Arts and at the School of Graduate Studies.  The deadline for submission of applications to the Faculty of Arts, A-5015 is June 30, 2014.


TD Graduate Bursary for Environmental Study

School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date:  July 11th 
                                                                                                                                                      
Recommendations for the TD Graduate Bursary for Environmental Study are now being accepted from Deans and/or Department Heads of any eligible discipline.   This bursary program was established by a gift from TD Bank Group to Dare To: The Campaign for Memorial University.  The value of the bursaries will be determined by the number of bursaries that are awarded.  The TD Graduate Bursary for Environmental Study will be awarded to full-time graduate students enrolled in any program of study at Memorial University of Newfoundland, provided they are pursuing research and/or study in environmental-related subjects.  Candidates must meet the academic criteria for a bursary.  In addition to the recommendation letter, a one-page research statement, a letter of support and a current academic transcript must be included.


The William H. and Bertha Baird Memorial Scholarship

School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date: August 8th

Applications are now being accepted for The William H. and Bertha Baird Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship, which is currently valued at $600, was established by Mrs. Edna Baird-Stephenson in memory of her parents.  This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in any program of study at the master’s or doctoral level.  Candidates should be a resident of the province, or should have been a resident in the province for at least three years prior to entering the program, excluding time spent at post-secondary institutions.  The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. 

The application consists of a covering letter, a one page research statement, CV, two letters of reference, and an academic transcript. 


The Bowring/Harlow Scholarship


School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date:  August 8th

The Board of C. T. Bowring & Co. Ltd., London, England, together with Mr. Edgar Bowring and Mr. Peter Bowring, former Chairmen of that Company, have been made available to Memorial University of Newfoundland, through the Harlow Campus Trust, a grant to establish a scholarship fund for students at the post-baccalaureate level who wish to live at the University’s Harlow Campus while undertaking approved studies in Great Britain.  It is hoped that interest on the fund will finance up to two annual scholarships of £600 each.  In special circumstances the interest may be applied to a single award.  In selecting a recipient, scholastic achievement and financial need will be considered.  These scholarships are awarded by the Trustees of the Harlow Campus Trust on submissions from the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Co-ordinator of Harlow.

Application forms for the Bowring/Harlow Scholarship have been forwarded to the academic units and are available from the School of Graduate Studies, IIC 2012, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation.    


External scholarship notices of upcoming deadline dates

The external funding sources found listed on this section are not an all inclusive listing of awards. This site contains information on awards for which the School of Graduate Studies has received notification. Although the listing is updated as often as possible, we ask that you contact the individual agencies for the most up-to-date scholarship information and application forms.

For External Scholarship information for the current month please visit:


The links to the three National Funding Agencies

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
http://www.cihr.ca/e/193.htm


Grants for Research and Study in Germany and North America (DAAD) -
Deadline dates can be obtained from the website www.daad.org/.


Other external funding links

www.studentawards.com
www.fastweb.com
www.scholarshipscanada.com
www.internationalscholarships.com
www.scholarshipexperts.com/index.jsp
www.collegenet.com
www.petersonss.com/finaid
www.academiccareersonline.com

Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the title “Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies.â€Â The criteria for this title can be located on our website at www.mun.ca/sgs/current/scholarships/criteria.php. This distinction will be annotated on the studentâ€ââ€Å¾Â¢s Memorial University transcript, and the student will receive a pin and a certificate at the Graduate Award Ceremony in May. Please note that the second sentence “...will be awarded only once to successful nominees during the last year of their graduate programmeâ€Â permits the same student to be nominated for both a masterâ€ââ€Å¾Â¢s programme and a doctoral programme. To be nominated, the academic unit must submit a nomination letter, which contains the supervisorâ€ââ€Å¾Â¢s full name, the studentâ€ââ€Å¾Â¢s CV or resumé, and a current transcript for each nomination. The deadline date for the heads of the academic units to submit their nominations to the School of Graduate Studies is April 27, 2011.

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