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Financial support for eligible full-time students is determined before an
applicant is recommended for admission. A letter
of offer from the School of Graduate Studies will include
all details of financial support, if any. There is no financial
support for part-time students.
Sources of support may be:
- From a supervisor's research grant;
- Awards made to students who have applied to external agencies
(e.g. Ontario Graduate Scholarship [OGS], Canadian Institutes
of Health Research [CIHR], Heart and Stroke Foundation);
- Internal or endowed scholarships and bursaries;
- A limited number of teaching assistantships which may be used
to supplement the funding described above.
- Visa bursaries, one or two of which are available to assist Visa
students in payment of tuition fees.
Stipends are available to help support full-time MSc students. The
availability of stipends depends on the research grant support available
to faculty members for students. Students who request financial support
from a faculty member's research grant must complete a thesis-based
master's degree. It is expected that these students will work in their
supervisor's research program; their thesis stems from this work and
will be supervised by the faculty member who supplies the stipend.
An interview may be requested of students who are being considered
for stipends by potential supervisors. Please ensure that we know
how to reach you in February and March if you wish to be considered
for stipend support. Full-time support should not be expected for
more than two years.
The minimum level of support for eligible PhD students in the Health Research
Methodology Graduate Program during 2018-2019 will be $21,500
per annum and efforts are made to secure support for MSc
Stream II students at a minimum level of $19,400 per annum.
A limited number of Teaching Assistantships (TA's) are available
to regular full-time students. In 2018/2019 a half TA consisting
of 130 hours of work + 3 training hours will be valued at $5,802.79. Employment
conditions for Teaching Assistants are outlined in the collective
agreement between McMaster University and the Canadian Union
of Public Employees.
External Peer-Reviewed Personnel Awards
Ph.D. students are encouraged to obtain external peer-reviewed personnel
awards to support themselves during their study. Agencies such as
the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Ontario Ministry
of Health (OMH) provide fellowship opportunities for students
proposing a career in health care/health service research. Certain
specialty funding agencies, such as the National Cancer Institute
of Canada and the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, also have competitions
for such awards. Information and addresses of agencies and foundations
should be available from your nearest university library or graduate
studies office. Applicants should bear in mind that the deadline for
applications to some of these agencies is in the fall of each year.
There are a number of helpful scholarship resources that you should become familiar with, including:
Full-time HRM students are strongly encouraged to apply for
internal and external scholarships.
Click here for past award and scholarship HRM student recipients