This tool lets you view awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries offered at York University. Take a few moments to search for awards you may be eligible for: you can search by Faculty, award type, activity level or type in the name of an award that you may be familiar with. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible for all the awards in the system so long as they meet the published criteria.
For additional graduate awards, visit the York Financial Assistance section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. You can also see a listing of external awards elsewhere on this site.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The Graduate Student Research Excellence Award recognises outstanding research accomplishments in the Department of Civil Engineering at York University. The award acknowledges innovative and novel research accomplishments that have had or have the potential for significant impact in the field of Civil Engineering.
To be eligible for the award, students must meet the following requirements:
1. Be enrolled as a graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering at York University in the 12 months preceding the time of the nomination; and
2. Not have received this award previously during their current MASc or PhD programs.
If a student has won this award during their MASc program, they are eligible to apply for this award during their PhD program.
The nomination package should be submitted to the Graduate Program Assistant (GPA) by 1 March and should include:
1. Two letters of support (1-page, each):
The letter should highlight the significance of the contributions of the graduate student, the innovative or novel concepts of the research discovery, the anticipated impacts of the research results, and evidence of sustained excellence in graduate research.
The letters of support should also comment on the candidate's overall performance and independence in conducting their research and any other pertinent information. The letters should specifically state why the candidate's performance and contribution are worthy of recognition.
One letter must be from the student's supervisor. The second letter may be from another faculty member who is familiar with the student's research activities, a graduate student, or an external research partner.
2. CV (2-pages):
The candidate's CV should highlight recent research accomplishments, and evidence of research excellence (e.g., publications, presentations, patents, and a list of awards).
3. Statement of research (1-page):
The statement should provide a summary of specific research project(s) conducted by the candidate, detailing the motivation, goals and objectives, methodology, results, and the impact of the research. The statement should also highlight the significance and novelty of the research. Citations and references are allowed but not necessary. The reference list, and any figures or tables provided should fit within the 1-page limit.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
The time of year when this award is offered. This gives you an idea about when you'll need to apply for the award. The most common is In-Course (Fall/Winter), indicating that the award happens during the Fall/Winter session.
2. Award Type
The type of award:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
The value of this award.
4. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
Details about the award's origins, purpose, and eligibility requirements. For example, some awards may require a minimum credit enrolment, a certain grade point average (GPA), enrolment in a specific Faculty, or a certain citizenship status.
6. Application Process
This explains how you can be considered for the award. Many of the awards simply require that you fill out the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session. Other awards may, for example, ask for reference letters and personal statements outlining your extra-curricular involvement.