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Title: 2015 Competition for funding to in place for May 2016 or September 2016


1
2015 Competition for funding to in place for May
2016 or September 2016
  • NSERC
  • CIHR PhD Sent directly to CIHR Oct 1
  • Affiliated Fellowships (AF)
  • MSFHR
  • Biochemistry Deadlines
  • PhD level NSERC and AF- Thursday, September
    25th, 400 pm
  • MSc- level NSERC/CIHR/AF Monday, December 1
  • MSFHR TBA

2
NSERC/CIHR/Affiliated Fellowship
  • Start putting together your applications
  • order transcripts
  • contact potential referees
  • Give your referees advance notice. Provide them
    with a CV and your transcripts. Tell them about
    you and your interests, your volunteer and
    leadership experiences.

3
NSERC/CIHR/MSFHR/AF some FAQs
  • Can I apply to both NSERC and CIHR?
  • Can I apply to both NSERC and MSFHR?
  • What about AF?

NO YES
All NSERC applications are automatically
considered for AF no separate application.
CIHR applicants must apply for Affiliated if they
wish to be considered. Canadian citizens must
apply for external funding to qualified for
AF. International students are only eligible for
AF.
4
NSERC/CIHR/MSFHR/Affiliated Fellowships FAQs
  • Citizenship requirements
  • NSERC, CIHR, and MSFHR applicants must be
    Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Affiliated Fellowship applicants have no Canadian
    citizenship requirements.

5
NSERC AF
  • Internal departmental deadline
  • Thursday September 25, 2014, 400 pm
  • Submit to
  • Biochemistry Molecular Biology
  • Graduate Programs Office
  • Life Sciences Centre, Room 1.360

6
NSERC
  • Before you complete any forms
  • 1. Review the "Program Guide for Students and
    Fellows"
  • http//www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG
    -CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp
  • 2. Review information on the Graduate Studies
    website
  • http//www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/nserc-postgraduate-s
    cholarships
  • 3. Make sure you use the current application
    form, generally released in late August.

7
NSERC - Eligibility
  • First-class standing (min 80 at UBC) in each of
    the last two completed years of study
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • To take up the award, students must be registered
    as a full-time graduate student and pursuing
    research at either the master's or doctoral level
    in one of the areas of the natural sciences and
    engineering supported by NSERC.

8
NSERC - Masters level
  • PGS M 17,300, one year
  • CGS M 17,500, one year
  • Scholarship support is for a maximum duration of
    12 months
  • To hold these awards you must be registered
    full-time in the first or second year of your
    masters program

9
NSERC Doctoral level
  • PGS D 21,000/annum for up to three years
  • CGS D 35,000/annum for up to three years
  • must have completed, as of December 31 of the
    year of application, between zero and 24 months
    of studies (full-time equivalent) in a doctoral
    program

10
NSERC Selection Criteria
NSERC Masters NSERC Doctoral
Academic excellence 50 30
Research ability or potential 30 50
Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities 20 20
11
NSERC
  • Fill out and submit the online Form 201 at
    www.nserc.ca
  • Doctoral applications - Submit by Sept 24
    official current transcripts and official
    translations of transcripts to the department for
    uploading. You will be advise on when to submit
    your application.

12
NSERC
  • Obtain Form 201 at
  • http//www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG
    -CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp
  • Form components
  • Consent Form
  • Cover Page
  • Pages 1-4
  • Form 201 - Report on the Applicant, 2 required

13
CIHR
  • ONLY CGS M (Masters) is administered by the
    Faculty of Graduate Postdoctoral Studies, UBC
    as part of the Harmonized Tri-Agencies
    Scholarship competition
  • Check CIHR and Graduate Studies websites for
    updates
  • http//www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/srch.
    do?all1searchtrueorgCIHRsortprogrammasterL
    isttrueviewcurrentOppsfodAgencyCIHRfodLangua
    geE
  • CGS D (Doctoral level) is sent directly to CIHR.
    Remember to collect signatures from Faculty of
    Medicine and Office of Research Services in
    advance of CIHR deadline date.

14
CIHR (Masters)
  • CIHR NSERC at the MSc level is harmonized on
    one application form
  • Follow the instructions identified in the
    http//www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG
    -CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp
  • Applicants also need to complete a common CV
  • https//ccv-cvc.ca/
  • All transcripts must be original and official.
  • Due Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

15
CIHR Eligibility
  • First-class standing (min 80 at UBC) in each of
    the last two completed years of study
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents are
    eligible
  • Only those students engaged in full-time Masters
    programs in which research is a major component
    are eligible for support

16
CIHR Selection Criteria
Criterion Weighting
Achievements Achievements
Research 15
Academic 25
Characteristics Characteristics
Critical thinkingIndependencePerseveranceOriginalityOrganizational skillsInterest in discoveryCommunication skills 40
Research Training Environment Research Training Environment
Training program for the candidate 20
17
Affiliated Fellowships
  • Open to all current Canadian or international
    students
  • Students must be registered at UBC to take up the
    award.
  • An umbrella term for a collection of awards
    supported by government and UBC funds as well as
    private donors.
  • Funding levels are between 8,000 and 27,500 per
    year depending on the specific award (the Killam
    Awards are highest).

18
Affiliated Fellowships
  • Anyone who submits a NSERC or a CIHR masters
    application is automatically considered for a
    Affiliated Fellowship.
  • International students and CIHR doctoral
    applicants must submit a separate AF application.
  • Applications are available at http//www.grad.ubc
    .ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships

19
Affiliated Fellowship (AF) Selection Criteria
AF Masters AF Doctoral
Academic excellence 50 30
Research ability or potential 30 50
Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities 20 20
20
MSFHR Studentships
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
    (MSFHR) - a provincial agency for the Health
    Sciences.
  • For Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
    entering universities in BC.
  • 20,000 per annum 5,000 research allowance.
  • May be held (at a reduced level) in conjunction
    with another scholarship.
  • Submit application directly to Faculty of
    Graduate Studies. http//www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/ca
    nada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-st
    udy-supplement

21
Contact
  • Graduate Secretary
  • 604 822-5925
  • bioc.grad_at_ubc.ca
  • Life Sciences Centre, Room 1.360
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