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The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry celebrates excellence in research and academics. We offer one of the highest levels of financial support for graduate students at Western and across Canada. There are a variety of internal awards, scholarships and fellowships available to celebrate the achievements of our graduate students. We encourage all students to carefully research each award, scholarship and fellowship and apply to the ones for which they are eligible. Scholarships and Awards are established and funded by individual donors, corporations, Faculties, Departments, and the governing body of the University of Western Ontario.

Schulich Graduate and Postdoctoral Awards (2017-2018)

The Collip Medal Award

The Collip Medal Award was established in 1959 and is presented annually to the outstanding PhD student graduating from one of the basic science programs in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This award, in the form of a medal, commemorates the contributions to University of Western Ontario, and to Canadian Biomedical Sciences, of one of the former Deans of Medicine, Dr. J.B. Collip. This award is based on the overall performance of a student during her or his tenure at Western. The award is granted at Spring Convocation.

Eligibility

Doctoral students from a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry graduate program who graduated either in Fall Convocation of the previous year (2016) or will graduate in Spring Convocation of the current year (2017).

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Drs. Madge and Charles Macklin Fellowship for Teaching & Research

The Drs. Madge and Charles Macklin Fellowship is available to full-time doctoral students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry that recognizes and awards excellence in teaching and research. This fellowship was established by a bequest from Margaret Macklin Frewen. One fellowship valued at $4250 may be awarded each year.

Eligiblity

Full-time doctoral student registered in a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry graduate program may apply. Candidates must have at least one year remaining for the completion of their degree to be eligible.

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Drs. Madge and Charles Macklin Fellowship for Publication

The Drs. Madge and Charles Macklin Fellowship is available to full-time doctoral students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry who have published their doctoral research as first author in a peer reviewed journal. This fellowship was established by a bequest from Margaret Macklin Frewen. One award valued at $4500 will be award each year.

Eligibility

Full-time doctoral student registered in a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry graduate program may apply. Candidates must have at least one year remaining for the completion of their degree to be eligible.

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The Morris Kroll Memorial Scholarship

Awarded in odd numbered years to a full-time graduate student engaged in the field of cancer research as a part of his/her graduate program at The University of Western Ontario. This award is made available by Mr. Franklin Shostack and Dr. Zane Cohen (former UWO students) in memory of Morris Kroll. One scholarship valued at $500 is available each year.

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The Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship-$15,000

Mr. Robert McKinnon has generously provided funding for a PhD Scholarship in the area of Mental Health research in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Two awards valued at $15,000 will be given out.

Eligibility

Full-time PhD graduate student who is specializing in the neuroscience of mental health disorders.

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The Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship-$1,000

This scholarship was established by Mr. Robert McKinnon (as well as many other family and friends) in memory of his sons Jonathan and Joshua. Value: 1 at $1,000 annually

Eligibility

Graduate students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, specialization of mental health research.

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Cobban Student Award in Heart and Stroke Research

The award was established by Audrey and Delmar Cobban and matched by Robarts Research Institute. Awarded to a full-time doctoral student who is working with a Robarts Research Institute scientist and conducting research in the area of heart and stroke disease. Value: 1 at $1500.

Eligibility

Candidates must be registered in one of the following graduate programs in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Neuroscience. Doctoral Candidates must have at least one year remaining for the completion of their degree.

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John P. Robarts Award for Innovative Medical Research

This competitive merit-based knowledge dissemination award will fund an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to present their research findings at a peer-reviewed international conference.  Awards will be given out in increments of $1500.00. 

Eligiblity

Award funding is available to postdoctoral research fellows who are working at the Robarts Research Institute under the supervision of a scientist whose primary appointment is in the Institute.

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Norman E. Nixon Marie Rämö Nixon Award

Awarded to a full-time graduate student in a Masters or PhD program at Western who is working with a Robarts Research Institute Scientist. This award was established by a generous donation from Mrs. Marie Nixon. Value: 1 at $2,600 is available annually.

Eligiblity

Candidates must have at least one year remaining for the completion of their degree to be eligible to apply. (Doctoral candidates are eligible for funding for up to a maximum of twelve terms unless they are a transfer student or direct entry student, who can receive funding up to fifteen consecutive full-time terms).

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Nellie Farthing Fellowship in the Medical Sciences

The Nellie Farthing Fellowship in the Medical Sciences was established in 1960 with money bequeathed by Nellie Farthing to The University of Western Ontario to create a Fellowship for full-time doctoral students in the Medical Sciences that recognized and rewarded excellence in research. Three Fellowships will be awarded this year with a value of $3000.

Eligibility

Awarded to a full-time Doctoral student registered in a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry graduate program. Candidates must have at least one year remaining for the completion of their degree to be eligible to apply.

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