Scholarships and Awards

IBBME Awards

IBBME Awards Summary

NameEligibility* Application Process
* The full application process for internal awards is detailed on the Apply to Internal Scholarships page.
Barbara & Frank Milligan Graduate FellowshipsFirst-year IBBME MASC and PhD, or MIE students in the IBBME Collaborative Specialization. Judged based on academic meritAutomatically considered
International Scholars Program** This award will not be offered for the 2018–2019 academic year. **
Direct-entry international PhD students. Judged based on academic merit and research excellence
Submit CV, copies of published work, and support letter from proposed supervisor
Loo Geok Eng Foundation Graduate ScholarshipDomestic and international students, preference for internal students and students form Malaysia and Singapore. Judged based on academic achievement and extra-curricular leadershipSubmit CV, transcript, letter of recommendation from supervisor, and two additional letters of support
Paul & Sally Wang Graduate Scholarship in Biomedical EngineeringFull-time, domestic and international students. Judged based on financial need and outstanding academic and extra-curricular leadershipAutomatically considered
Wildcat Fellows ProgramFirst-year direct-entry PhD students. (Given to allow rotation between research labs during the first year of doctoral studies)Identify two to three research labs and supervisors of interest. Confirm with supervisor the opportunity for rotation placement, and potential for funding.
Wildcat Graduate ScholarshipsPhD students, with preference incoming first-year students. Judged based on academic achievement and extra-curricular leadershipSubmit CV, transcript, letter of recommendation from supervisor, and two additional letters of support
Wildcat Voyager ScholarshipsFunds study-related travel for PhD students (international research partnerships, scientific conferences, and workshops). Must be registered in the PhD program on the day of the award deadline. Judged based on academic record, preference given to opportunities that involve extended stays and advanced trainingSubmit transcript, justification for travel, nomination letter from supervisor (and host supervisor for an exchange). Provide end-of-award report
Doctoral Completion Awards (DCA) in IBBMEPhD students who are past their funded cohort but still within the time limit of their degree, in the final two terms of the program, and have received approval from their committee to begin writing their thesisSubmit CV, transcript, copy of last committee report, and letter of recommendation from student supervisor indicating expected date of departmental and/or senate defence
Director’s Biodesign Award - UndergraduatePresented to the top biodesign team in the Biomedical Engineering Minor or Engineering Science—Biomedical Systems Engineering Major. Judged based on project novelty and feasibility, innovation, team dynamic and project engagement, and potential for impactAutomatically considered
Teaching Assistant Award of ExcellenceGraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to and leadership in undergraduate BME course teachingNominated by students

U of T Awards

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

U of T Awards Summary

NameEligibilityApplication Process
* The full application process for internal awards is detailed on the Apply to Internal Scholarships page.
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Graduate Student Endowment Fund (GSEF)PhD students. Judged based on academic merit* Submit CV, transcript, and letter of recommendation from supervisor
Frank Howard Guest BursaryAll students. Judged based on academic standing and financial need* Submit CV, transcript, financial needs assessment form, and a letter of recommendation from supervisor
Wallberg Research FellowshipGraduate students. Judged based on academic achievement* Submit CV, transcript, and letter of recommendation from supervisor
Faculty of MedicineSee linkSee link
School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Note: where SGS and IBBME deadlines differ, the IBBME deadline takes precedence.

External & Government-Funded Awards

External & Government-Funded Awards Summary

NameEligibilityApplication Process
NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships—Master's Program (CGS M)Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for a masters or PhDInstructions on how to apply through the Research Portal
CIHR Doctoral Research AwardsPhD students in Canada or abroadComplete applications on the CIHR ResearchNet and the U of T MRA System
CIHR CGS M AwardsSame as NSERC CGS MSame as NSERC CGS M
NSERC awardsCanadian citizens and permanent residents. Awards available for masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral studentsVisit the SGS website for details
Mitacs AccelerateFull-time graduate students at a Canadian universityMust submit a proposal
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students with a student study permit. Students must be registered or intend to register in full-times studies.Completed through the online OGS application
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science & Technology (QEII-GSST)Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Students must be registered or intend to register in full-times studies, and have achieved at least an A- average in the last two years of full-time studiesComplete an OGS application and select and opt-in to be considered for other graduate awards
Vanier Canada Graduate ScholarshipStudents pursuing their first doctoral degree full-time who have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies and have achieved at least an A- average in the last two years of full-time study. Students must not have received a previous CIHR, SSHRC or NSERV doctoral-level scholarship.Students must first be nominated by a Canadian university. Applicants should refer to the Vanier website for step by step application/nomination instructions.