University of Toronto
Department of Medicine
The QUEEN ELIZABETH II GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS IN
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (QEII-GSST)
Competition Guide (for Applicants)
Purpose of the Scholarship
The QEII Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) 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. In order to raise the required private sector funds, prospective donors were solicited for a gift of $50,000 per award, which when matched by the University, would generate a sufficient income from the established endowment. In recognition of the donor's contribution, each QEII-GSST award is named by the donor. Moreover, the donors were given an opportunity to indicate their preference for the recipients (e.g., recipients must be pursuing a degree in a certain department or field of study). Therefore many QEII-GSST awards are assigned to a graduate unit. There are a number of QEII-GSST named awards in the Department of Medicine. The Department of Medicine QEII-GSST awards are managed as a pool of funds and the Selection Committee will assign to the relevant award. Please submit one application only to the Department of Medicine QEII-GSST Awards Selection Committee.
Value and duration
- Up to $15,000 per year ($5,000 per term) – (successful applicants will be paid the award through the University of Toronto’s Repository of Student Information (ROSI) system)
- The award is made on consecutive terms (May, September, January). Most awards start September. A January start is reserved only for students who cannot undertake the program of study for which the award is made until January, due to an incomplete previous degree or because the program of study is not available until that date.
- The award typically starts in the September. Contact Program Administrator for start time outside of this period.
Students must apply annually.
- Applicants must be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- Applicants must be either planning to enroll or already registered in a full-time research MSc or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine/Institute of Medical Sciences/Masters of Epidemiology through Public Health Sciences.
- Applicants entering the first or second year of graduate studies at the time of application must have an overall average of at least A–, or the equivalent, on the last 20 one-term/semester courses, or the equivalent, completed
- 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
- Applicants must exhibit overall academic excellence. Applicants should also exhibit research ability or potential, excellent communication skills, and interpersonal and leadership abilities
- Students who are unable to study full time due to a disability are eligible to apply for and hold an OGSST award. These students must meet all other eligibility requirements
- Applicants must have a Department of Medicine faculty member as their supervisor
- Trainees already enrolled in graduate studies in the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program (CSTP) or the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Educator Training Program (CETP)
- Students pursuing a professional or course-based Master’s program (e.g.: MHSc)
- MSc students who have completed two years of study at the Master’s level
- PhD students who have completed five years of study at the doctoral level
- Students who have already received the lifetime maximum number of QEII-GSST awards (4 per student)
- Applicants who have defaulted on a Canada or Ontario Student Loan or a loan made under the Ontario Venture Capital Program, or have failed to make satisfactory repayment on an Ontario Study Grant overpayment, may be ineligible.
Conditions of the Scholarship
- Awardee must be enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate program in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for the complete duration of the award.
- Awardee will be required to repay the award if he/she is in full-time attendance fewer than 14 weeks in any term or transfer to another graduate unit.
- Awardee cannot be enrolled in a qualifying or “make-up” year or be on a paid educational leave or sabbatical.
- Awardee will be required to repay the award if he/she withdraws or transfers to part-time status.
- Awardee may hold other awards up to a total of $10,000 per year, but cannot hold an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for the same year of study in which you hold an QEII-GSST.
- Awardee may also accept research assistantships, part-time teaching positions, or other employment, which do not exceed a maximum of 10 hours per week on average.
Application Procedures: Submit Following Documents
Submit to: Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, RFE 3-805, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4., Attn: OEII-GSST Selection Committee
Download the forms from this section
- Current Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) OGS Application Form. (No need to put Discipline code or name.)
- OGS Academic Assessment Report (x2)
- One Report from current supervisor
- One Report from another referee
- Note, if desired, a reference letter on letterhead may replace Page 2 only of Report
- All university transcripts (copies acceptable).
- One-page research description. This applies to both MSc and PhD students.
- One-page summary of significant academic achievements in a standard CV format, e.g., publications, presentations, patents, etc. (do not exceed one page single-spaced).
- A list of other scholarships and academic awards received, if applicable (do not exceed one page).
- QEII-GSST Cover Sheet.
Application Deadline extended to Friday, November 2, 2012. Late submissions will not be accepted.
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Last updated:11/1/2012 10:30:56 AM