Funding and Scholarships

Please visit the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western for a detailed list of funding opportunities. There are also additional opportunities and fellowship programs available for postdoctoral scholars.

Featured Opportunities & Upcoming deadlines

Scientists at Custom Biologics-Bioassay Group Job Posting

Students and Postdoctoral Scholars with a background in Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related discipline are needed.

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@custombiologics.com

For more information, please see the following PDF: Bioassay Scientist Role


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Research Participation Programs

The ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC accept applications from students, recent graduates, and faculty researchers year round.

Deadline: Continuous
Please visit the ORISE website for more information.


Mitacs – Globalink Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support senior undergraduate and graduate student research projects abroad.

  • A $5,000 research award to the Canadian supervisor to support student travel and accommodation expenses, research related expenses, and student stipend.
  • Open to all disciplines
  • For joint research projects with academic collaborators for a minimum of 12 weeks to a maximum of 24 weeks abroad
  • Partner countries: Brazil, mainland China, India, Mexico, and Vietnam

Deadline: Applications accepted at anytime
Visit the Mitacs website for more information.


Ontario Centres of Excellence – TalentEdge Internship/Fellowship Program

TalentEdge provides Ontario students and recent graduates with real-world industry experience. Through the program, interns and postdoctoral fellows can apply their expertise, leading-edge knowledge and tools to solving industry problems.
There are two components to the program:

  • Internship Program: Open to graduate students and recent Masters graduates
  • Fellowship Program: Open to Ontario-based PhD graduates and Postdoctoral Fellows

Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time.
Visit the Ontario Centres of Excellence website for more information.


Research Western – Join Fund for Graduate Research

While graduate students present their research in numerous venues on and off campus, this fund was initiated to help support the creation of events (conferences, lectures) that bring external participants to share their research and interact with UWO grad students. Research Western, the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) have formed a partnership, annually contributing to $4000 each to a jointly-administered fund, designed to aid these events. The maximum amount that will be awarded to each successful application is $1,000.

Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year.
Visit Research Western for more information.