Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Doctoral Excellence Research Awards

Recruiting the best and brightest doctoral students is a priority for Western University. The high quality of graduate education in Canada means that excellent doctoral students have many options.

For students, financing their education is an important consideration.

Pursuing a doctoral degree at a research-intensive university that supplements federal doctoral scholarship funding is an important advantage for students, enabling them to maximize their research productivity.

Officially launched on September 1, 2016, this new award applies to both new and continuing doctoral students who hold a tri-agency doctoral scholarship.

The Doctoral Excellence Research Awards represent a new investmant in graduate student support, in addition to the funding already invested by the University and Faculties in this area.  Western is proud to offer these awards as an additional way of emphasizing our overall commitment to supporting Canada's future leaders.

Our Competitive Advantage

As the first program of its kind at Western, these awards will open up new opportunities for doctoral students, giving them greater flexibility by "topping up" their scholarship funding.