Graduate

Graduate Stipends and Financial Assistance

Department Stipends

Financial Support

Research Grant Support

Department Stipends Reserch Based Programs Only

1. Stipends: It is the policy of the Department of Pathology that all qualifying M.Sc. and Ph.D. 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 research based students, who meet the conditions for progression towards their degree, as established by the pathology Graduate Program, are eligible for SGPS financial support.

M.Sc.  Stipend Levels

Base

OGS or QEIISST

CIHR or NSERC

$21,000

$24,000

$25,800

 

PhD Stipend Levels

Base

(No Awards)

OGS or QEIISST

CIHR-DRA or NSERC-PGS-D

VANIER

$23,000

$26,000

$29,000

$50,000

 

2. Duration of Stipend Support: M.Sc. students in good standing are guaranteed financial support for up to 6 terms. Ph.D. students in good standing are guaranteed financial support for up to 12 terms. Students in good standing who transfer from the M.Sc. program to the Ph.D. program are guaranteed financial support for up to 15 terms.

 

3. Teaching Assistantships: A limited number of Teaching Assistantship positions (covered by the Collective Agreement between Western University and PSAC Local 00610) become available each year and information regarding these positions is communicated during the Summer term each year. These are normally above and beyond the base stipend values shown.

 

Financial Support – link to http://grad.uwo.ca/current_students/funding_opportunities.htm

 

Research Grant Support (new page to pop up with the information below)

Research grant support is administered by the graduate programs and by faculty members who hold research grants or externally funded research contracts. This source of support is funded by a faculty member's research grant according to criteria specified by the granting agencies.

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