Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards
The Graduate Support Initiative is a system for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups. GSI funding cannot be used as payment for employment; nor will it replace funding for TA-ships. Funding for the GSI will be phased in as the PhD Tuition Fee Award is phased out over the next several years.
Likely in January 2011
Students who are enrolled in the following degree programs are eligible for the Graduate Support Initiative:
- All master's degrees, except full cost-recovery programs (in cases of ambiguity, the Provost will determine those programs that are ineligible on this basis)
GSI funding is available to both international and domestic students.
GSI allocations are made to disciplinary Faculties, who in turn allocate those funds amongst their graduate programs. Faculties and graduate programs are to establish and publish criteria by which the GSI funding will be distributed amongst their graduate students. Students should refer questions regarding funding criteria and amounts to their graduate program or Faculty.