OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship)/Lupina-IPL OGS Fellowship
Value of Award: $15,000 ($5,000 per term)
Eligibility: Students who are Ontario residents, including visa students may apply for OGS
Students must have a GPA 0f 3.7 or A- in their last 20 courses to be eligible for this award.
Deadline to submit application to MGA program: March 1, 2024 (International Students) and April 1, 2024 (Domestic Students) (please submit your application online as directed below)
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) is now administered and distributed at a departmental level. The MGA program accepts OGS application directly and is responsible for distributing the award. Current Year One and potential MGA students may apply for OGS using the on-line application form now available for students to access via the SGS website or by clicking here.
Applicants must apply through the SGS OGS portal. Applicants who want to be considered for the Master of Global Affairs (MGA) Lupina-IPL Fellowship in Innovation must also submit a separate application (see The Master in Global Affairs (MGA) Lupina-IPL Fellowships in Innovation).
The University of Toronto OGS application requires that students provide the same supporting materials as has been included in previous OGS applications:
- Two Academic Assessment reports (referees will be required to submit on-line)
- Plan of study (approx. 500 words)
- Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (unofficial or student issued copies are permitted)
- List of previous awards/publications/conferences/research experience
Important note for students: This application will only be assessed at the University of Toronto. Students must submit an OGS application to each institution for which they are seeking admission. OGS awards are no longer transferrable by a student from one university to another.
SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)
Value of Award: $17, 500 (CAD)
Eligibility: Students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada may apply for SSHRC.
Students must hold an 80% (A- or 3.7) average in their last two years of undergraduate study to be eligible for this award.
Deadline to submit your application to the MGA program: December 1, 2023.
MGA students are eligible to apply for the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Award. Students can apply for this award starting in the fall of each year for use in the next academic year. Both current Year One MGA students and students applying to the MGA program may apply for this award.
Although the MGA program does not have a formal thesis component, MGA students who receive SSHRC must enroll in either the MGA Reading Course (GLA2095H) or the MGA Research Paper (GLA2888H) to meet the research requirement of the award.
When completing a CGS M application, students may select up to 5 separate universities (one graduate department per university) where they intend to pursue graduate studies and hold the award. Once completed and submitted online, the entire application will be available to all the proposed universities the student has listed. Students applying for an award at U of T will not be required to submit a paper application.
Applicants must complete and submit the online application using the Research Portal. Students should refer to the CGS M application instructions currently housed on the NSERC’s website for details on how to complete their application. Additionally the Canadian Common CV (CCV) must be completed and uploaded to the CGS M application.
A completed CGS M application will include the following:
- Completed 3 part online application
- Summary of Proposal
- Activity Details
- Outline of proposed research (as PDF attachment)
- Canadian Common CV (as PDF attachment)
- All official academic transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (as PDF attachment)**
- Completed Reference Assessments (x2) – invitation initiated and form completed electronically
** registered students must provide official transcripts showing fall 2021 registration.
***SSHRC cannot be transferred to other schools. Students must use the award at university that awarded it to them.
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