FoM QEII-GSST Competition

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (QEII-GSST)

Note:  There are three types of QEII-GSST's at the Faculty of Medicine:

1.     

Awards through Graduate Units 

Applications are submitted directly to the Graduate Unit.  Check Graduate Unit deadline on Unit's website.

The participating graduate units are:
Immunology
Laboratory Medical Pathobiology
Medical Biophysics
Physiology  

2.

 Awards through Clinical/Surgical Departments

Applications are submitted directly to theClinical/Surgical Departments.  Check the Clinical/Surgical deadline on Department's website.

The participating clinical/surgical units are:
Medicine
Surgery
Psychiatry
Obstetrics & Gynaecology  

3. Awards through Faculty of Medicine, Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE)      Deadline and submission details below.

Faculty of Medicine, Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE) QEII-GSST

Please read the following in conjunction with the Faculty of Medicine, 2017-18 QEII-GSST Competition Guide (for Applicants).

The QEII-GSST (formerly known as OGSST) program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. The program is supported through funds provided by the Province of Ontario and by funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector.

Faculty of Medicine, GLSE QEII-GSST

  • The following QEII-GSSTs are open to competition through the Faculty of Medicine, Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE).
  • Please note the eligibility for individual award.
  • The deadline for these applications is by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017.

 

Application Procedures

  1. For QEII-GSST awards administered at Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE), the following must be completed by the deadline: March 31, 2017:

Applicants must submit an OGS application using the U of T School of Graduate Studies centralized online OGS application: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/currentstudents/Pages/Ontario-Graduate-Scholarship.aspx

Note:  The same application is used for both the 2017-18 OGS and QEII-GSST.

  1. Once the OGS application is submitted online, applicants must complete an online Cover Page.

The QEII-GSST award name(s) must be identified on this Cover Page.  Award names are listed in the table below.

  1. Should the applicant wish to submit a different Plan of Study for his/her QEII-GSST application than what is on the OGS application, it should be emailed to debbie.chau@utoronto.ca  by March 31st.

The online OGS application requires:

  • List of Academic Achievements (scholarships and academic awards received), if applicable.
  • List of Research Contributions, including publications, presentations posters, or other significant work that was submitted to an external organization (e.g., a consulting report).
  • Plan of Study/Research Description/Statement of Intent (in easily understandable terms, including hypothesis, methods, and expected outcomes). 
  • Two OGS Academic Assessment Reports.  For currently registered students, one of the assessment reports should be completed by current graduate supervisor.

NOTE:  Applicants must ensure their reference letters are submitted online before the GLSE deadline: March 31, 2017.  The U of T OGS online application can only be submitted after both references are complete. Contact your referees well in advance.

Value and duration:

  • Up to $15,000 per year ($5,000 per session for 2 or 3 consecutive sessions).
  • The scholarship is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms.  It is not automatically renewed; students must apply annually.
  • The award may begin in September 2017 or January 2018. 

Maximum Support:

Students are limited in the number of years that they may hold a QEII-GSST:

  • Master's students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of two years.
  • Doctoral students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years. 
  • Both master’s and doctoral students are subject to a lifetime maximum of six years per student.

In addition, QEII-GSST guidelines restrict students to a lifetime maximum of six years of government-funded awards and prohibit students from holding a QEII-GSST and another government-funded award concurrently.  Awards under the following programs are included in these restrictions:

    Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (OGS)
    Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)    (formerly OGSST)
    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)
    Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

 Eligibility to Apply:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) by the student deadline as determined by each graduate unit.
  • Applicants must be registered or intend to register in a full-time [A full-time student is one who is in at least 60% of a full course load (40% for students with a permanent disability)] research thesis based MSc or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
  • Students pursuing a professional or course-based Master’s program (e.g., MHSc) and Clinician/surgical scientist trainees are NOT eligible for the awards offered through this competition.
  • Applicants entering the first or second year of graduate studies at the time of application must have achieved an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
  • Applicants entering the third year or beyond of graduate studies at the time of application must have an overall average of at least A–, or the equivalent, on all graduate courses completed.

 

# of Awards

Award

Eligibility

1

Queen Elizabeth II/Dr. Dina Gordon Malkin Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology

Graduate students studying Haematology/Oncology whose supervisors are members of the Faculty of Medicine.

8

Queen Elizabeth II /Edward Dunlop Foundation Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology

Graduate students supervised by faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine who are members of the Arthritis Centre for Excellence at the University of Toronto. Secondary preference will be given to graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine doing research relevant to the goals of the ACE (i.e. Biology and Outcomes of Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases).

9

Queen Elizabeth II /Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology

1. Graduate students supervised by faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine who are members of the Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre for Excellence at the University of Toronto.

2. Graduate students supervised by faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine conducting cardiovascular/stroke research.

3. Graduate students supervised by faculty members at the University of Toronto conducting cardiovascular/stroke research.

1

Queen Elizabeth II /Grace Lumsden/Margaret Nicholds Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology

1. Graduate students supervised by members of the Department of Medicine involved in Parkinson’s Disease research.

2. Students working in the area of neurodegenerative disease will be given next preference.

3. Students working in the area of neuroscience research will be given next preference.

1

Queen Elizabeth II /Paul and Adelle Deacon Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology

1. Graduate students supervised by members of the Department of Medicine involved in Parkinson’s Disease research.

2. Students working in the area of neurodegenerative disease will be given next preference.

3. Students working in the area of neuroscience research will be given next preference.

1

Queen Elizabeth II /H. David Archibald Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology

Graduate students enrolled in the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies.

1 Queen Elizabeth II /Purdue Pharma Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology

1. Graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine who is studying in the area of pain and working with a member of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain.

 

2. Second preference would be given to a graduate student in the University of Toronto who is studying in the area of pain and working with a member of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain.

For Faculty of Medicine, 2017-18 QEII-GSST Competition Guide (for Applicants), click here.
For Faculty of Medicine QEII-GSST Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
For Faculty of Medicine QEII-GSST Cover Page, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Entire application (including OGS online application and online Cover Page) must be completed and submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017.
  • Contact Debbie.Chau@utoronto.ca for a hardcopy application if the online application is inaccessible.
  • Official award offers will be made by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and communicated to awardees starting July 2017.

For additional information, contact Debbie Chau by email at debbie.chau@utoronto.ca or phone: 416.946.7317.

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