Awards

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry celebrates excellence in research and academics, offering one of the highest levels of financial support for graduate students at Western University 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 at Western.

Please note to all students who are applying to the below awards, you will not need an official transcript.  Students may use their unofficial Western University transcript, found in the student centre.  If you are applying to multiple awards (as the program has nominated you), you can use one transcript, and please be sure to name it "last name_first name_transcript".  If you have any questions, you may email Janelle Pritchard directly at: jpritch7@uwo.ca

Important info about the Dean's Research Scholarship: if you would like our office to use your OGS application, it would need to be as is, and we cannot change/alter it in any way.  And your transcript (your student centre grades in PDF is fine) would still be required as part of the complete application.  

Schulich Graduate and Postdoctoral Awards

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.

Eligibility

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

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Deans Research Scholarship

We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Dean’s Research Scholarship (DRS) for graduate students. This program is being initiated in order to support Western University and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s commitment to enhance collaborative and translational research. Starting the academic year 2020/21, a total of 10 awards per year to support graduate student research will be given. The scholarships will be in the amounts of $10,000 for Master’s students and $14,000 for PhD students per year, for two years. .

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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 Graduate Scholarship-$25,000

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. Four awards valued at $25,000 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 Travel Scholarship-$1,400

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 $1,400 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 $1,500.

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 $1,500.00. 

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.

**Deadline has been extended this year, please have applicaiton in by December 15th, 2019

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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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