The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. The program is jointly supported by funds provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (‘ministry’) and funds provided by the University of Guelph. The ministry contributes two-thirds of the value of the award and the university provides one-third.
Fueling Research and Innovation
One of the hallmarks of the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship is its role in fueling research and innovation. By offering substantial financial assistance, the scholarship allows recipients to focus their energies on their studies and research projects. This support extends beyond tuition fees to encompass living expenses, research materials, and opportunities for collaboration with leading experts and institutions.
Through this financial backing, scholars are empowered to delve deep into their chosen fields, explore uncharted territories, and generate novel insights that can shape the future. Whether it’s developing cutting-edge technologies, uncovering the mysteries of the universe, or addressing pressing global challenges, the scholarship provides a platform for students to make meaningful contributions that resonate far beyond the walls of academia.
The selection process for the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship is rigorous and competitive. Candidates are evaluated based on their academic achievements, research proposals, and potential for impact. The recipients are those whose proposals exhibit intellectual curiosity, innovation, and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their respective disciplines.
Value and Duration
The QEII-GSST is valued at $15,000 for one year. A recipient will be awarded $5,000 per semester for up to three semesters.
How to Apply
To be considered for a QEII-GSST, interested applicants must submit an Ontario Graduate Scholarship Application .
Students are limited in the number of years that they may hold a QEII-GSST.
Master’s students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years. Both are subject to a lifetime maximum of six years per student.
In addition, QEII-GSST guidelines restrict students to a lifetime maximum of six years of government-funded awards and prohibit students from holding a QEII-GSST and another government-funded award concurrently.
Recipients cannot hold a QEII-GSST concurrently with funding provided by:
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (OGS)
- Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
- Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS).
QEII-GSST Eligible Programs at U of G
Capacity Development and Extension
Family Relations and Applied Human Nutrition (Applied Human Nutrition only)
Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Geography (MA.GEOG excluded)
Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Psychology (only PSYC programs that collaborate with TOX or NEUR)
Eligibility to be Considered for a QEII-GSST
To be considered for a QEII-GSST, a student must:
- Have applied to the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) competition and have met all OGS eligibility requirements.
- Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person; international students who are studying in Ontario with a student study permit are not eligible to for QEII-GSST awards.
- Be registered or intend to register in a QEII-GSST eligible program on a full-time basis
Eligibility to Hold a QEII-GSST
To hold a QEII-GSST:
- Have applied to the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) competition and have met all OGS and QEII eligibility requirements.
- Recipients must register and remain enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Guelph in a QEII eligible program.
Contacts & Resources
If you have questions about the QEII-GSST, please contact the Graduate Awards Officers by email email@example.com.