Applications are open for the Autism Scholars Award established with the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars studying autism. These awards are open to applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
It aims to establish a research community that meets or exceeds internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence in its creation of new knowledge concerning child autism. For the academic year 2019-20, the program offers one one-year award of $18,000 at the master’s level and one one-year award of $20,000 at the doctoral level.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
- All applicants must be sponsored and endorsed by the dean of graduate studies at Ryerson University
To be eligible for a master’s award,
- Applicants must be registered full-time in a master’s or doctoral graduate program at Ryerson University at the time of taking up the award (i.e., the fall term of 2017-18), and must remain registered full-time in that master’s program throughout the term of the award.
- Master’s students remain eligible to the end of their sixth term of full-time study.
To be eligible for a doctoral award,
- Applicants must be registered full-time in a doctoral graduate program at Ryerson University at the time of taking up the award (i.e., the fall term of 2017-18), and must remain registered full-time throughout the term of the award.
- Doctoral students remain eligible to the end of their fifteenth term of full-time study.
- Holders of Autism Scholars Awards are precluded from holding any other major award during the term of this award.
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To apply, the applicants must download the application form and submit with an electronic copy of required documents in a single PDF package to Natasha Mills – email@example.com
- Each applicant must submit to the Dean electronic copies of the following documents:
- The completed application form.
- A curriculum vitae (including information concerning the eligibility criteria).
- A statement of research to be undertaken during the period of graduate study (maximum 1,000 words).
- There must also be an additional non-technical summary (maximum 500 words).
- These statements must be written by the candidate.
- The candidate must also provide:
- All undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
- These may be either official transcripts sent directly by the Registrar’s office of the issuing university, or copies verified and certified as accurate by the Registrar’s office of the Ontario University of current registration.
- Confidential letters from two assessors.
- These appraisals should focus on an evaluation of the applicant’s research to date, and the research being undertaken during the graduate or postdoctoral period.
- The applicant must ask for the appraisals to be transmitted electronically directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
For 2019-20, up to one award at the Master’s level and the Doctoral level will be made:
- Master’s awards – $18,000
- Doctoral awards – $20,000
The application deadline is December 1, 2018.
If you wish to inquire about any aspect of the Autism Scholars Awards, send an email to SeniorDirectorQA@cou.on.ca or call 416-979-2165, extension 235.