Graduate Scholarships and Awards

The Department offers competitive graduate scholarships open to all graduate students. Graduate students may also be financed from faculty research grants and demonstrate in the laboratories of undergraduate biology classes. For more information about financial support, consult the College of Graduate Studies and Researchwebsite where you will find information about University scholarships and awards.

University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) and Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTF)

The Biology Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) is responsible for annual competitions to award University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) and Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTF), based on allocations to the Department. Students are not responsible for applying for UGS and GTF; the supervisors nominate students for these awards.  The awards are subject to regulations on period of eligibility for awards, academic standing, and service requirements. The UGS awards may be held for a maximum of two years by M.Sc students, three years by Ph.D students and four years by students transferring from M.Sc to Ph.D degrees. The corresponding times for GTF and UGS/GTF combinations are three, four and five years, respectively. Scholarship holders must maintain an average of 75% in their course work.

Biology Graduate Student Scholarships and Awards

The Biology Graduate Students Awards Committee (GSAC) is calling for applications for
the following internal graduate student awards/scholarships:

  • Gary Bortolotti Graduate Award in Ecology or Animal Behaviour
  • Hammer Limnology Scholarship
  • Malcolm A. Ramsay Memorial Award
  • PRT Cellfor Inc. Graduate Scholarship
  • R. Jan F. Smith Memorial Award
  • Vanterpool Memorial Travel Awards
  • Taylor A. Steeves Graduate Award in Botany
  • Sawhney Graduate Travel Awards in Plant Biology
  • Hugh Boyd Scholarship in Waterbird Ecology

Details on these awards/scholarships can be found here.

Previous Awardees:

Other Scholarships

College of Graduate Studies (CGSR) Awards