The Marie Curie Graduate Student Award, valued at a maximum of $20,000 per year, is available to gradute students registered full-time in a research-based master's or doctoral program in the Department of Physics and Astonomy, Faculty of Science. Students are automatically considered for this award throughout their eligibility period and nominated, without the need for application, by their programs to the Graduate Committee, Department of Physics and Astonomy.
This award will be administered in conjunction with the Science Graduate Award (SGA}, recognizing Physics and Astronomy's unique recruitment needs in alignment with departmental strategic objectives. Within the context of overall funding for Physics and Astronomy graduate students, the award is granted to a selected group of students. The amount awarded per student is variable to a maximum of $20,000 annually.
Number of awards granted is constrained by the annual operating budget for this award provided by the Dean of Science, and value of awards provided to the recipients.
- Enrolled in a full-time thesis-based Master's or Doctoral program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science.
- Must be within the first 12 terms of a doctoral program (extended to 15 terms if entered from a bachelor's degree), or within the first 6 terms of a thesis-based Master's program.
- Master's students who directly transfer to doctoral studies after term 3 will have additional 12 terms of support. If direct-transfer happens later than term 4, funding will not extend beyond a total of 15 terms of funding.
- Selection to be based on demonstrated academic excellence (normally, a minimum cumulative average of 80%)
Please contact your Physics and Astronomy department/program Graduate Co-ordinator for further information regarding this award.