MHRC Graduate Student Fellowship

The MHRC Graduate Student Fellowship has now expanded its availability to both MSc and PhD students who qualify.

Eligible students include:

  1. entering second year MSc students, and
  2. entering second year PhD students.

Both MSc and PhD students should show outstanding research promise, and should not have another external source of funding (i.e. OGS, Tri-council, or other major funding agency, like HSF).

Application Process

Applications must include:

  • Letter of nomination (reference) from the Supervisor, including verification that no other external Scholarship funding is available to the student for the 2nd year of study,
  • 1 page double spaced abstract of research done and/or to be undertaken, written solely by the student (unedited by the supervisor), and
  • CV of the student.

The MHRC Awards Committee will review the application. Please submit your application electronically to the MHRC Director ( The letter from the supervisor should be sent separately to the same address.

The student will be selected based on the strength of the information provided above. Strong consideration will be given to the apparent future research potential of the student. The MHRC Executive Committee, via the Director, will communicate the results to the student, and will copy Student Financial Services.

Application Deadline for all materials, including the Supervisor letter of reference: Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Award Value

$1000, applied to student fees. Two awards will be given to MSc students, and two awards will be given to PhD students.

Fall 2020 Winners:

2020Mikhaela Slavin

Supervisor: Dr. David A. Hood
Sarah Mosely

Supervisor: Dr. Arthur Cheng

Previous Winners:

2019Simona Yakubov

Supervisor: Dr.Peter Backx

Sam Vasilounis

Supervisor: Dr. Janessa Drake
2018Stephen Mora

Supervisor: Dr. Ola Adegoke
Ardavan Jafari

Supervisor: Dr. Ali Abdul Sater
2017Gagan Mann

Supervisor: Dr. Ola Adegoke
Nemanja Dovijarski

Supervisor: Dr. David Hood
2016Brendon Beatty

Supervisor: Dr. Ola Adegoke
Christopher Hazlett

Supervisor: Dr. Heather Edgell
2015Matthew Triolo

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Connor
Avigail Erlich

Supervisor: Dr. David A. Hood

2014Matthew Crilly

Supervisor: Dr. David A. Hood
Dishay Jiandani

Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Kuk
2013Trevor Teich

Supervisor: Dr. Michael Riddell

Elnaz Moghimi

Supervisor: Dr. Mazen Hamadeh
2012Alex Green

Supervisor: Dr. David A. Hood
2011Steve Pastore

Supervisor: Dr. David A. Hood