Funding and Awards

Graduate Funding

Funding to help meet the financial needs for domestic graduate students is made up from one or more of the following internal and external funding sources: awards, fellowships, scholarships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or graduate assistantships.

Funding available for International graduate students is limited.

All funding is contingent on continuous registration as a full-time student, continued satisfactory performance in the program and fulfillment of your funding-related employment obligations.

Refer to Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Funding Model.

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Scholarships and Awards

Internal

Students registered in the Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Health Science are encourage to apply for internal scholarships and awards. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the minimum criteria for eligibility are met when applying for a scholarship/award.


Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Health Science Graduate Student Travel Award

The Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Health Science (KAHS) Graduate Student Travel Award provides financial support to offset the costs of students attending a conference to present their graduate research.

  • Application deadline: February 2017
  • Award Value: $400
  • one award in each of the three KAHS graduate fields of study: Integrative Physiology of Exercise, Neuroscience and Biomechanics, and Health and Fitness Behaviours.

To be eligible to apply:

  • Applicants must be registered full-time graduate students in the Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Health Science, in the 2nd year of MA, MSc or in the PhD program, with a minimum grade point average of 7.5 (B+).
  • The applicant must be 1st author on a conference submission.
  • The conference must occur between September 1 and August 31 of the current academic year.

All applications must include the completed KAHS Graduate Student Travel Award application; a copy of the conference flyer (which indicates the name of conference, location and dates); a copy of your abstract submission (including all authors). Details regarding notification of the scheduling of your presentation may be included, but the committee recognizes that this information may not be available at the time of application.

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External

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships, fellowships, and other awards tenable at York University. Applicants do not need to be accepted to graduate school at the time of application and should consider applying a year before planning to undertake their studies.

National and Provincial Scholarship Competitions are listed on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.


Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

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.

Since 1998, the Ontario government, in partnership with Ontario universities through private sector matching funds, has rewarded excellence in graduate studies in science and technology through the QEII-GSST program. For 2014-15, the total funding for the program is $7.5 million. Funding for the QEII-GSST program is in addition to funding for the OGS Program.

Application and award guides will be available on the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) website. (See Provincial Scholarship Competitions)

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Canada Graduate Scholarships: Master's (CGS M)

See National Scholarship Competitions details on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

The CGS M Program provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible Masters or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields. The CGS M Program supports 2,500 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the university level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the university at which they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal.

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Canada Graduate Scholarships: CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC (Doctoral)

The Government of Canada’s research agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), offer a number of valuable and prestigious scholarships and awards.

See National Scholarship Competitions details on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Awards and CGS Doctoral Awards (DFSA/CGSD)

The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards consist of two programs administered through a single application:

  • The Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards (CGS-D) program provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada.
    • Some Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients may be considered for the honour of having their scholarship named a “Canada Graduate Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela”, should CIHR deem their application to be aligned with at least one of five themes championed by Mandela: national unity; democracy; freedom and human rights; leadership; children’s participation in society; and children’s health.
  • The Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad.

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships and CGS Doctoral Awards (PGSD/CGSD)

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in master’s or doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS will be offered to the top–ranked applicants at each level (master’s and doctoral) and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields.


SSHRC Fellowships and CGS Doctoral Awards (DF/CGSD)

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.

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