Autism Scholars Awards

Overview

With the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, a Scholar Awards Program in Autism has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre–eminent scholars. The community of autism scholars fostered by this Awards Program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge concerning child autism, and its translation into improved health for children, more effective services and products for children with autism, and increase the province’s capacity in diagnosis and assessment of autism and a strengthened treatment system.

Value and Duration

  • Master’s Awards: $18,000 each
  • Doctoral Awards: $20,000 each

Eligibility

Deadline

  • December 1, 2016

How to Apply

Required Documents

  • 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 of 1000 words). There must also be an additional non–technical summary (maximum 500 words). These statements must be written by the candidate
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts. These may be either official transcripts or copies verified and certified as accurate by the Registrar’s office.
    • Students can contact their Graduate Program Assistant to access previous transcripts from admissions file.
    • Students must get updated official transcripts from Registrar's office for the current term.
  • 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 period. The applicant must ask for the appraisals to be transmitted electronically directly to the Scholarship Coordinator .

Application

  • Assemble (in order of required documents listed above) and submit an electronic application package to the Scholarship Coordinator , 230 York Lanes
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances

Contact

  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 44168
    fgsro@yorku.ca

    • Contact regarding adjudication and review process and pre–award information
  • Scholarship Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 33954
    fgssac@yorku.ca

    • Contact regarding: submission of applications

Last updated on June 23, 2016.