Schulich Graduate Fellowships

Rules of Implementation

  1. Five Schulich Fellowships will be awarded annually for 1 academic year  during PhD1 to PhD5.
  2. Schulich fellows will receive $25,000 over the period from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.
  3. These fellowships will  be awarded no more than twice to a single student, not necessarily in successive years.
  4. Competition for these awards will take place during the  Winter Semester (February or early March) involving a ranking of all graduate student applicants also for University scholarships and ISM fellowships.
  5. Ph.D. students who hold major national, provincial or international fellowships (worth over $20,000) will receive an additional stipend from other sources bringing their total funding (exclusive of TAships)  to at least $25,000.  This represents partial matching of the funds available through the Schulich donation.
  6.  New applicants to our doctoral program can also be considered for an award.. This could include applicants who are planning to change field by registering in the doctoral program of our department.
  7. Criteria are an outstanding academic record and clearly demonstrated research potential. Particular emphasis will be placed on the student’s record over the preceding 2 years and on their plans for the year in which they would hold the award.
  8. Every effort will be made to ensure that over time the Schulich scholarships are distributed equitably to the various groups in the Department always keeping in mind that recipients should be outstanding.

The Schulich Fellowships were to be phased in as follows:

  1. Five Schulich fellowships of $12,500 were awarded in fall 2008 by an ad hoc procedure, retroactive to September 2008, to be held until August, 2009. Consideration of  previous funding ensured that the total annual stipend of recipients was no less that $25,000 excluding income from Teaching Assistantships for the 2008-2009 year.
  2. From 2009 onwards  the recipients will be selected by the Scholarships Committee based on broadly solicited nominations of candidates by research groups and individual colleagues.


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