A few take aways from the Research Committee Workshop about Comps and Proposal Milestones held on Friday October 30 at 3pm:
We also wanted to let everyone know that what is most important for comps is to put yourself in the answers. Often students focus too much on summarizing and not enough on the critical appraisal or positioning yourself in the literature.
Also, pay attention to the word count for each question and answer.
Thanks to everyone who could make it, which was almost all of the first and second year PhDers!
Special thanks to Sarah, Danny, Wes and Lori for your invaluable contributions. Please email us for resources, coffee conversations or requests for another workshop!
If you have any questions about workshops, please contact – Siera Vercillo
A few take aways from the Research Committee Workshop about Scholarships held on Friday September 25 at 3pm:
The Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Competition ($17,500) Deadline: October 30, 2015 to Peter Ashmore
CIHR Doctoral Awards ($30,000/year +$5000/year for research) Deadline: September 28, 2015
NSERC Doctoral and Post Grad Doctoral ($35,000/year or $21,000/year) Deadline: October 5, 2015 to Peter Ashmore and Final October 19, 2015 to Lori
SSHRC Doctoral Awards (35,000/year or 20,000/year) Deadline: October 13, 2015 to Peter Ashmore and Final October 26, 2015 to Lori
OGS and Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships (15,000) Deadline: December 11, 2015 to Peter Ashmore and January 26, 2016 to Lori
Masters/undergraduates CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC – November 6, 2015 to Peter Ashmore Due November 30, 2015 to Lori
Others: Trillium (Doctoral International); Trudeau; Vanier; Richard J. Schemeelk; W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial; Michael Smith CGS Foreign Study Supplements
Scholarship List – a compiled list for you with more details.
*Note* Dates may differ, please contact Lori for confirmation and the powerpoint presentation above is most accurate.
What you typically need:
– Up to date transcripts
– 1-2 page personal statement / proposal – use key words; send to Peter Ashmore for Department feedback
– 2 academic references (minimum) – start now! Speak to professors who have given you top grades; send them your CV and research statement
– CV or CCV – academic resume or online file – give yourself at least a few weeks to do this
Need more information about this? Want to let us know how the workshop went? Send Siera Vercillo an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next workshop: October 30 Comprehensive Exams, Proposal and other Milestones
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