Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD)
DNA Methylation as a Mediator of Individual Differences in Parkinson's Disease Susceptibility
The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master's or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. International students should refer to Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program, which runs in parallel to the CGS M competition at UBC.
Complete eligibility criteria are available on the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program website. For research subject matter guidelines, please refer to Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency.
If applicants are unsure which granting agency they should select, they should consult their research supervisor and/or Graduate Advisor. In cases where clarification is still needed, applicants should send a half-page summary of their intended research proposal to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for an assessment. The summary should be submitted via email to email@example.com with a request for confirmation if the research falls under the chosen agency’s mandate.
Complete evaluation criteria are available on the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program website.
Applicants must create a Canadian Common CV (CCV) (make sure to follow the instructions) and complete and submit the online application using the Research Portal (make sure to follow the instructions).
Each applicant may apply to up to three eligible institutions in Canada. To be considered for a CGS M at UBC, applicants must fill out one of "Proposed Host Organization" sections with the following information:
A complete application includes the following documents:
Affiliated Fellowships-Master's: All CGS M applicants applying through UBC will be considered for un-restricted Affiliated Fellowships. To be considered for criteria-based Affiliated Fellowships, students should submit a checklist of criteria-based Affiliated Fellowships to their program by the CGSM application deadline.
Applications will be available to graduate programs for review and ranking shortly after the applicant deadline. Graduate programs are to review their applications for eligibility and completeness and submit their nominees to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 29 January 2021. Graduate program resources (ex. application checklists) will be posted in late November. The nomination allocation/quota document will be posted in January.
CGS M applications are first reviewed and ranked by the applicant's UBC graduate program. The graduate program forwards its top-ranked applications to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, which oversees a university-wide adjudication of all nominated applications. Adjudication committees composed of UBC faculty members review and rank nominated applications and select which applicants will be offered CGS M awards. The first round of award offers will be made on 1 April 2021.
Resources for applicants and referees are available on the Tri-Agency Harmonized CGS M website. The October 26, 2020 webinar for UBC CGS-M applicants is available to view here: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding/resources-award-applicants/workshop-presentation-materials.