PhD Scholarships & Awards

Financial Assistance

Students entering Schulich’s PhD program may expect to receive $32,000 in the first year. This amount is renewable in years two through five, provided that the student maintains full-time status and demonstrates satisfactory progress in the program. If a student defends his/her dissertation proposal before September 15 in his/her fourth year, he/she is eligible to receive an additional $2000 in year four. Funding in years one through three is tied to a research assistantship. Details are available from the PhD program.

In addition, a limited number of International Student Fellowships for international students may be available in years one through five. This funding will be applied directly to tuition fees.

Schulich PhD students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants may apply for the Royal Bank’s Student Line-of-Credit Program. If you are interested in the RBC loan program, please contact the financial aid office for more details.

If you come to Canada as an international student you will need a “student permit” please visit the International Relations website for information on study permit, VISA and options for working on and off campus.

Special Schulich Awards

*All awards and scholarship information is accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change

Applicants who are accepted into the PhD program are automatically considered for the following Schulich awards.

Trimark Invesco Doctoral Scholarship

The Trimark Invesco Doctoral Scholarship will be awarded each year to an entering student in the PhD program who has chosen Finance as a major area of concentration. The total value of the award is $10,000 ($5,000 in year one and $5,000 in year two). The successful recipient will have demonstrated exceptional academic ability in previous university studies. The award is renewed in the second year on the condition that the student maintains an A- average in first year coursework.

Schulich Entrance Scholarships of Merit for PhDs

In the spring of 1996, Seymour S. Schulich, CM (Hon LLD ’03) made a generous donation to York University to support the on-going activity in the School. The Entrance Award of Merit for PhDs was created to recognize and support academic excellence. Four scholarships are available each year. The value of each scholarship is $12,100.

International Graduate Student Fellowship

Incoming international students with outstanding academic qualifications may be nominated for a limited number of International Graduate Student Fellowships. The objective of this award is to provide opportunities for highly qualified international PhD students to attend Schulich. Students holding an International Graduate Fellowship may do so for a maximum period of four years. Renewability is subject to continued academic excellence. The value of the scholarship is $2,500.

Anthony P. Cunliffe Award:

In memory of an active doctoral student and teacher, family and friends have established the Anthony P. Cunliffe Award. The award, valued at $500, is awarded to an entering full-time doctoral student with an interest in the Organizational Behaviour, Industrial Relations area. Preference is given to applicants with relevant work experience.

The Robert Cuff Fellowship

The Graduate Program in History and the Schulich School of Business at York University created the Robert Cuff Fellowship in honour of the memory of Professor Robert Cuff, an internationally celebrated scholar, who taught in both the York History Department and the Schulich School of Business.

The Robert Cuff Fellowship provides travel grants to masters or doctoral students researching U.S. topics. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in the History Department or the Schulich School of Business. The value of the fellowship is variable, with a maximum amount of $1,500.00. Applications are accepted from both Masters and Doctoral students, but preference is given to Doctoral students. Award recipients are selected based upon academic ability, financial need, and a proposal explaining how research travel in the United States will contribute to their scholarly objectives. The value of this award is variable, with a maximum amount of $1,500.

PhD Leadership Award in Research and Community Building

Established by alumni and friends in celebration of 25 years of management education, the Award is granted to the full-time graduating Schulich Phd student, Fall or Spring Convocation, who has achieved academic excellence in their program of study, pursued top scholarship in a leading edge and/or innovative research (preference will be given to research work in the field of women in management) and made significant contributions to the overall academic and PhD community at the Schulich School of Business. The value of this award is variable.

York University Awards

Below is a list of awards managed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. For more information on these awards please visit their website.

http://www.yorku.ca/grads/money_matters/york_awards.html

*All awards and scholarship information is accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change

York Graduate Scholarship

York University offers a limited number of scholarships to students entering programs at the Master’s and Doctoral level. There are no application forms for these scholarships. Offers are made by the graduate programs to selected applicants who have unequivocal “A” standing in their previous two years of study. Selection is made at admission. The value of this Award is $2,000.

ELIA Scholars Program

Award level: Doctoral.
Award value: $30,000.
Renewable: Up to 4 years of funding available.
Domestic/VISA: Both are eligible.
Number of awards: Up to 3 awards.
Eligible area of study: Open to all programs.
Selection criteria: (a) Academic accomplishments; (b) Creativity; and, (c) Commitment to values of liberal education.

Susan Mann Dissertation Scholarship

Award level: Doctoral.
Award value:

  • $21,000 scholarship (must be held over a minimum of 2 terms to receive full value);
  • Tuition Fee Waiver (based on domestic rate only); *
  • $1,000 Research Allowance to support you and your research; and,
  • $1,000 Completion Bonus (within 6 months of completion of the award, upon submission of the final three copies of the dissertation and all revisions).

Renewable: Non-renewable.
Domestic/VISA: Both are eligible.
Number of awards: 9.**
Eligible area of study: (a) Open to all graduate programs.
Selection criteria: Nominees must be outstanding students (with an A average) and must be registered as a full-time student;

  • Nominees must have completed all required course work and all other program requirements except the dissertation;
  • Nominees must have a dissertation proposal approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies;***
  • Nominees must have completed no more than the second term as a Ph.D. 5 Candidate at the start of the award. Approved disability accommodations will be taken into account;
  • Nominees must be in a position to complete all degree requirements within twelve months of the commencement of the award. If a recipient’s dissertation is not successfully defended and submitted to FGS by that time, he/she will not be permitted subsequent to register full-time.****

Conditions: Recipients of the Scholarship may not hold any York University support in the form of student assistantships or equivalent and may not hold any other major scholarship (e.g., equivalent in value to an OGS award).
Must be a registered active full-time student to hold the scholarship.

* Tuition fee waiver only payable for the terms to which recipients are registered. If award is spread over two terms, tuition fee waiver only applicable for those two terms.
** Subject to change.
*** FGS will confirm approval of dissertation proposal after submission of nomination.
**** Possible VISA and OSAP implications if studies not completed by the end of the award due to part-time status.

Provost Dissertation Scholarship

Award level: Doctoral.
Award value:
(a) $21,000 scholarship (must be held over a minimum of 2 terms to receive full value);
(b) Tuition Fee Waiver (based on domestic rate only) *;
(c) $1,000 Research Allowance to support you and your research; and,
(d) $1,000 Completion Bonus (within 6 months of completion of the award, upon submission of the final three copies of the dissertation and all revisions).
Renewable: Non-renewable.
Domestic/VISA: Both are eligible.
Number of awards: 6.*
Eligible area of study: (a) Open to all graduate programs.
Selection criteria: Nominees must be outstanding students (with an A average) and must be registered as a full-time student;

  • Nominees must have completed all required course work and all other program requirements except the dissertation;
  • Nominees must have a dissertation proposal approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies; ***
  • Nominees must have completed no more than the second term as a Ph.D. 5 Candidate at the start of the award. Approved disability accommodations will be taken into account;
  • Nominees must be in a position to complete all degree requirements within twelve months of the commencement of the award. If a recipient’s dissertation is not successfully defended and submitted to FGS by that time, he/she will not be permitted subsequent to register full-time. ****

Condition: Recipients of the scholarship may not hold any York University support in the form of student assistantships or equivalent and may not hold any other major scholarship (e.g., equivalent in value to an OGS award).
Must be a registered active full-time student to hold the scholarship.

* Tuition fee waiver only payable for the terms to which recipients are registered. If award is spread over two terms, tuition fee waiver only applicable for those two terms.
** Subject to change.
*** FGS will confirm approval of dissertation proposal after submission of nomination.

**** Possible VISA and OSAP implications if studies not completed by the end of the award due to part-time status.

Research Support

*All awards and scholarship information is accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change

Fieldwork Costs Fund

This Fund was established for PhD students to defray the cost of theses and dissertation research that must be carried out “in the field.” A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded to each individual recipient.

Research Cost Fund

This fund was established to help subsidize students’ own research expenses that are above and beyond those costs that are typically associated with graduate work, such as travel to sources of research, payment of subjects, supplies, services, and photocopying. The Fund generally does not cover books, conference costs, subsistence and tuition fees. (“Generally” means that the committee will award funds if they are convinced that the expenses are essential for the completion of the research and/or a cheaper alternative is not available.) All full-time registered graduate students who are members (past and present) of CUPE are eligible for a grant. Master’s students should note that Doctoral students take priority. Application forms are available on the FGS Web site at the beginning of the Fall and Winter sessions. Deadlines for application are set by individual programs.

Graduate Development Fund

The Graduate development fund provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies subsidizes travel costs for students who are presenting their scholarly or creative work outside the Greater Toronto area. The application form and deadlines are posted on the FGS Web site.

Conference Support

A conference travel fund is also available to students, who are presenting a paper in a peer-reviewed conference or in a PhD consortium. The amount is up to $1000 per year. Details are available from the PhD program. You can find the application form in your Schulich Student Portal.

Teaching Assistantships

A stipend may be paid to a candidate who teaches in one of the York Faculties or colleges. Normally, such teaching will consist of tutorial or seminar work in a timetabled course in which the lectures are given by a full-time member of Faculty, this teaching being considered equal, when preparation is counted, to no more than ten hours’ of work per week.

External Awards

*All awards and scholarship information is accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change

Applicants are urged to apply for scholarships, fellowships and other awards for which York University students are eligible. The Faculty of Graduate Studies provides an up-to-date listing of financial assistance available from outside the university. A scholarship data base is available at the Graduate studies Office during office hours, (283 York Lanes). Listed below are some of the high-profile external scholarships.

Federal and Provincial Awards

for more details please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website below
http://www.yorku.ca/grads/money_matters/ext_awards.html

Ontario Trillium Scholarship

Award level: Doctoral.
Award value: $40,000.
Renewable: Up to 4 years of funding available.
Domestic/VISA: International.
Eligibility Criteria: In order to be eligible to hold an OTS, the nominated student must:

  • be an international student with a first class average. (at least an A- in the last two years of full-time study);
  • be accepted as a full-time PhD student at York University in 2014-2015 as part of the nominating department’s quota;
  • not be currently studying at an Ontario postsecondary institution at the undergraduate or graduate level;
  • not be intending to enroll in a qualifying or make-up year;
  • not be holding another scholarship or fellowship from the MTCU (i.e. OGS or QEII-GSST) or Tri-Council (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, Vanier);
  • not be holding funding from other international sources that may not be held concurrently with the Trillium Award (see Scholarship and Awards Coordinator for details).

Students do not apply for the Trillium Award. Graduate programs nominate candidates. If you would like to express your interest in being nominated, please contact the Graduate Program Director of the department in which you will be pursuing your PhD.

SSHRC Joseph–Armand Bombardier & Canada Graduate Scholarships

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph–Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.

Value and Duration: $20,000 per year up to 4 years for SSHRC; $35,000 per year up to 3 years for CGS

For more information, please go to http://www.yorku.ca/grads/money_matters/ext_sshrc.html

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

Since 1975, Ontario, in partnership with Ontario’s publicly–assisted universities, has encouraged excellence in graduate studies at the masters and doctoral levels through the awarding of Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). OGS awards are merit–based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of academic study. The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and Ontario universities. The Province of Ontario contributes two-thirds of the value of the award and the university provides one-third.

Value and Duration: $15,000 per year for a one year maximum

For more information, please go to http://www.yorku.ca/grads/money_matters/ext_OGS.html

Current External Award Opportunities

Please note the Schulich School of Business does not promote or endorse these awards. This list is provided for information purposes and is administered by a third party.

*All awards and scholarship information is accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change

Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs

Awards available for Canadians

The OAS offers scholarships for study or research at the Master’s or PhD level that lead to a degree at a university or educational institution in an OAS Member State.

· Applicants are not eligible for a scholarship in the country of their citizenship or permanent residency.
· The studies must be carried out on a full-time basis and may be pursued by on-site, by distance education or a combination of both.
· The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.

Closed for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

For more information, visit: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/oas-oea.aspx?lang=eng&view=d

Administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education

Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

Awards available for Canadians

Awards are offered to Canadian citizens pursuing studies/research at the Master’s or PhD level in subject areas related to China.
· Awards available are for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies or for language studies only.
· Awards are also available to Canadian faculty members pursuing research in subject areas related to China.

Closed for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

For more information, visit: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/ccsep-peucc.aspx?lang=eng&view=d

Administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

$20,000 Scholarship in Rehabilitation-related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities

Toronto Rehab is accepting applications for its $20,000 Scholarship in Rehabilitation-related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities. Many fields of study are eligible. The scholarship is open to students planning to attend McMaster, Ryerson, the University of Toronto, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier, and York.

To read about the scholarship and eligibility, and to download the application and guidelines visit
www.torontorehab.com/Research/Students-and-Trainees/Awards-and-Scholarships/Toronto-Rehab-Scholarship-in-Rehabilitation-relate.aspx

Don’t miss the tips on completing a strong application:
www.torontorehab.com/Research/Students-and-Trainees/Awards-and-Scholarships/Toronto-Rehab-Scholarship-in-Rehabilitation-relate/How-to-Develop-an-Excellent-Application.aspx.

Why apply?

  • Pursue a career in rehabilitation science and make an impact on rehab research
  • $20,000 award
  • This unique scholarship also provides an educational disability expense supplement which funds special educational expenses such as assistive software and devices, attendant services, sign interpretation, and tutoring.
  • The scholarship committee actively works with our scholars to support their academic and research success and their future career goals.
  • Our current scholars have benefited from mentoring and appropriately configured office space at Toronto Rehab.

Closed for the 2014-2015 Academic Year