Department of Chemistry. NSERC/OGS Application Informational Session – September 13, 2011 Professor James Donaldson Associate Chair of Graduate Studies. Departmental Deadline. NSERC and OGS – Monday, October 3, 2011 WEBSITES NSERC: www.nserc.ca/index.htm
NSERC/OGS Application Informational Session – September 13, 2011
Professor James Donaldson
Associate Chair of Graduate Studies
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The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels
Value of the OGS: $5,000 per term
2 Term award: $10,000
3 Term award: $15,000
Scholarship must be held for a minimum of 2 consecutive terms
OGS awards are not automatically renewed - must submit a new application each year
Must be held at a university within Ontario
Award may begin in May 2012, September 2012, or January 2013
If entering the first or second year of grad studies must have average of at least A- (80% or 3.70/4.00 or 7.0/9.0) on the last 20 one-term/semester courses (or 10.0 full credits)
Applicants entering the third year or beyond of graduate studies must have an average of at least A- (80%) on all graduate courses completed.
Applicants MUST meet the academic criteria of 80%; there are noexceptions. Students who do not meet the minimum requirement are automatically disqualified and are excluded in the departmental ranking. Applicants may contact Denise Ing to assist them in determining if they meet the minimum required academic standing.
M.Sc. – up to 2 awards. Awards tenable during 1 or both of the first 2 academic years of a master’s degree program, but not after the 2nd year.
Ph.D. – up to 4 awards. Awards tenable during any of the first 5 academic years of Ph.D. program, but not after the 5th year.
In other words, they look at academic merit (transcripts, awards, distinctions), reference letters, departmental rankings, and the Plan of Study / Statement of Interest
All university transcripts must be original.
Please order your university transcripts NOW!!
OGS will not accept photocopies or faxes for Academic Assessment Report 1 or Academic Assessment Report 2
Read program description and follow OGS application instructions explicitly: Font size, margins, page limits etc.
(Extra pages will not be read and will be removed!)
All Permanent Residents, Protected Persons or Visa Students must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation at time of application.
Applicants may apply online from the OSAP main page at http://osap.gov.on.ca, but they must print off the application and submit it to the department by the internal deadline (Oct. 3rd)
PGS - $17,300 for one year, CGS - $17,500 for one year.
NSERC PGS and CGS Doctoral: PGS - $21,000/year for 2 or 3 years, CGS - $35,000/year for 2 or 3 years.
Research Ability & Potential
Oral & Written Communication Skills
Interpersonal & Leadership Abilities
Proofread for spelling and grammar…and do it more than
once. Give your proposal to as many people as possible to
Ask for feedback / advice from a faculty member (your supervisor, or the GSC representative for your field) AND/OR from other students who have been successful in the past