Graduate Stipends and Scholarships

Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Program

Stipends

1.  Stipends. The policy of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is that all qualifying MSc and PhD students receive an annual stipend for the duration of the residency period of their graduate degree program (see Section 2, below). The stipend for students with no external awards, and within the normal duration of their graduate program, is composed of funds from the supervisor’s research grants together with a scholarship from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS).  Note that only full-time students who meet the conditions for progression towards their degree, as established by the Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Program, are eligible for SGPS financial support.

MSc

***Scholarship External  WGRS *TA Supervisor Total
Base Funding 3000 6100 8900 18000
Mitacs 10000 3000 3050 3050 19100
MSK 10000 3000 6100 0 19050
Ob/Gyn 15000 3000 3050 0 21050
Paedatrics 17500 3000 3050 0 23550
Cancer/TBCRU 17500 3000 3050 0 23550
OGS 15000 3000 3050 3050 24100
CGSM 17500 3000 3050 3050 26600

 

International 10800 6100 8900 25800

PhD

***Scholarship External WGRS **TA Supervisor Total
Base Funding 7000 6100 16900 30000
Mitacs 10000 7000 6100 8900 32000
MSK 10000 7000 6100 8900 32000
Arthritis 10000 7000 6100 8900 32000
OGS 15000 7000 6100 4900 33000
Paediatrics 17500 7000 6100 2400 33000
Cancer/TBCRU 17500 7000 6100 2400 33000
NSERC 21000 7000 6100 0 34100
Alzheimer's 22000 7000 6100 0 35100
CIHR 30000 35000 3050 0 36550
NSERC/CIHR 35000 35000 3050 0 41550

 

International 4500 6100 19400 30000

*TAships for MSc students are not guaranteed. Supervisors are responsible for contributing the difference if a TAship is not offered.

**TAship amount will be determined as per the Collective Agreement at the time and may not reflect the amount in this document.

***Most scholarships are highly competitive. Only base funding, without scholarships is guaranteed.

2.  Duration of stipend support. Provided they remain in good standing, students are guaranteed funding only during the normal residency period of their degree program. Normal program residency duration times are 6 terms for MSc students, 12 terms for PhD students, and 15 terms for direct-entry PhD students or for students who transfer from the MSc to the PhD program.


Scholarships

Additional financial support can be obtained through scholarships. A comprehensive listing of scholarship opportunities can be found on The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.