Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants, and Fellowships

National Research Council Awards

The scholarships of choice are those from: the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to receive one of these.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships

Offered by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) are valued at $15,000: $10,000 from the Province and $5,000 from U of T. All full-time students are eligible. Applications are available on the OSAP website.

Doctoral Completion Awards

The aim of the Doctoral Completion Award (DCA) is to support full-time PhD and SJD students who are beyond the funded cohort and within time-limit for degree. Changes have been made to the DCA for the 2012-2013 academic year. The award will now be administered by individual graduate units. Please be sure to check with your home unit about applying. Visit the SGS Doctoral Awards page for additional information on the 2012-2013 DCA.

SGS Conference Grants

The School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant program is intended to encourage students in doctoral-stream programs, professional masters programs (that can lead to a doctoral degree) and professional doctoral programs to actively present their research at a regional, national or international conference or equivalent academic event early in their program. Please visit the SGS Internal Awards page for further information.

SGS Research Travel Grants

For those students registered in a PhD program in Division 1 (Humanities) or Division 2 (Social Sciences), the School of Graduate Studies offers Research Travel Grants for research or study outside of Canada, which supports their current PhD research. For more information, please see the SGS website, or contact

Doctoral Thesis Completion Grants

In 2010-2011, the School of Graduate Studies discontinued the Doctoral Thesis Completion Grant, a universally-accessible grant for 5th and 6th year PhD students. GSU Council passed a motion at our February 15th, 2011 meeting condemning the discontinuation of the Doctoral Thesis Completion Grant. On behalf of GSU Council, we wrote a letter (PDF) to Brian Corman, Dean of SGS, expressing our concerns.

Funding Databases (all disciplines) (scholarships, bursaries, and grants)