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.

Schulich graduate students enrolled in a research-based program may be eligible for a Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS).  The details of the funding can be found HERE.  For further clarification on WGRS, please see your current funding package or program for specific details.   

Featured Opportunities & Upcoming deadlines


AGE-WELL is pleased to announce that the call for applications to the Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging will open on April 30, 2021. 

These awards provide funding to highly qualified master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates as well as access to training and mentorship opportunities through the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence. 

In this 2021 call we expect to award the following:

  • AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards
  • Michael F. Harcourt Policy Fellowship
  • Indigenous Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards

For more information and how to apply, see here.

Important Dates

Applications Open: 30 April, 2021
Completed Applications Due: 31 May, 2021
Results Available: 2 August, 2021
Funding Commences: September 2021
Award Term: 1 September 2021-31 August 2022

For application questions, please contact

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 Innovation 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.