Student Awards

The Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award in Honour of Dr. Gloria Delisle

The Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award in honour of Dr. Gloria Delisle is awarded each fall to the student determined to be most deserving based on their teaching assistant evaluations from the previous year. The awardee's name will be engraved on a plaque which will always be displayed in the Microbiology and Immunology meeting room, Botterell Hall Room 816.

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships:

DEADLINE: FALL (usually early October)

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships are completed and submitted online. There are 2 competitions: PGS M (for Master's students) and PGS D (for doctoral students). In order to be eligible to apply a scholarship, applicants must have a first-class average in each of the last two completed years of study in a field supported by NSERC and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. For detailed information on eligibility and application procedures, please go to NSERC's website at

Ontario Graduate Scholarships:

DEADLINE:  February

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) applications are submitted to the Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program Assistant. In order to be eligible to apply a scholarship, students must have an overall average of at 80% (or A-) on their last 20 one-term / semester courses. Applicants may be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, OR have International Student status. For detailed instructions, please go the Queen's SGS OGS website at

CIHR Scholarships - Doctoral:


CIHR Doctoral Scholarships are applied for directly to CIHR. The CIHR website is:

CIHR Scholarships - Master's:


CIHR Master's Scholarships are applied for through ResearchNET and are ranked through the Queen's University School of Graduate Studies. To be eligible for a CIHR Master's Scholarship (CGSMA), a candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. For detailed eligibility criteria and application information, please go the CIHR CGSMA website at:

A complete application consists of:

  • Common CV module (validated for CIHR)
  • Original official transcripts of all university level study, to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution by the deadline.
  • CIHR Sponsors' Report on a candidate to be completed by two sponsors who have had an opportunity to assess the candidate's potential. One of these should be the candidate's most recent research supervisor. These are to be submitted via ResearchNet by the sponsors by the said deadline. The applicant identifies two sponsors on their application and those sponsors will be contacted via ResearchNet and directed to the sponsor's report form on ResearchNet.
  • Confirmation of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Original signatures are required from the applicant's home department on the printed signature page. The signature page is to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the deadline.


Achievements and Activities of the Candidate

  • Research Experience and Achievement 15%
  • Academic Performance 25%

Characteristics and Abilities of the Candidate

  • Critical thinking, independence, perseverance, originality, organizational skills, interest in discovery, communication skills 40%

The Research Training Environment

  • Training program for the candidate 20%

For questions on CIHR funding guidelines, how to apply, and the peer-review process, please contact:

CIHR Master's Awards Program Delivery Co-ordinator
Research Capacity Development
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Tel: (613) 946-0093

Applicants experiencing technical difficulties with their ResearchNet account or the e-Submission process contact:

CIHR ResearchNet Support
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Tel: (613) 941-9080

Queen's University Fellowship Competition


Graduate students are not required to apply for the Queen's Fellowship competition. The Graduate Studies Committee determines who the eligible applicants are and then ranks and nominates students who meet the requirements to the School of Graduate Studies for consideration. Students will be asked to provide relevant information to the Graduate Studies Committee regarding previous awards, posters, publications, etc. The majority of these fellowships require that the student be a Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant. The Robert John Wilson Fellowship is the exception to this. All fellowships require that the nominee have an average of 80% or higher in each of the last two academic years.

Updated: 2014 04 29