New studentships aimed at supporting health sciences grad students
Graduate students enrolled in their first or second year of a thesis-based master’s or doctoral program in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences are now eligible to apply for graduate studentships, new scholarships now being offered annually to academically-successful Rady grad students.
The graduate studentships were established to recognize excellent academic achievement and to support graduate students enrolled in thesis-based graduate programs within the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Max Rady College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and College of Rehabilitation Sciences.
“We’re delighted to be able to introduce these new studentships,” said Dr. Brian Postl, dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and vice-provost (health sciences). “Graduate students are the lifeblood of the research enterprise across the Rady Faculty and, no doubt, these new scholarships will both attract and retain UM graduate students to the Rady Faculty and will be vital to their educational journeys.”
Studentships for master’s students are valued at $14,000 per annum and studentships for PhDs are valued at $18,000 per annum. There are approximately 400 UM graduate students pursuing thesis-based graduate degrees at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.
Students in their first year of graduate studies will be eligible to receive up to two years of support from this program. Students in their second year of graduate studies will be eligible to receive up to one year of support.
“Successful recipients of these scholarships will benefit from the financial support, but more than that, they can leverage the studentship as an important stepping stone toward building a strong and competitive curriculum vitae,” said Dr. Hope Anderson, Vice Dean, Graduate Studies, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.
Candidates for graduate studentships need to be enrolled full-time in a thesis-based master’s or doctoral program in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences for the 2020-2021 and/or 2021-2022 graduate academic year. Other eligibility requirements and application forms can be found on the Student Experience section of the UM website.