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Interested in becoming a DGRC Trainee?

The DGRC program is open to Masters and Doctoral students at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, studying under the supervision of DGRC faculty members.  In future years of the program, eligibility will extend to some undergraduate students.

DGRC Trainee’s will have access to cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional research and training opportunities.  Internships ranging in length between 4 to 12 months will be available through our industrial partners.  Additionally, some funding will be made available for travel, allowing trainees to visit remote partner communities in Northern Ontario and Iqaluit.

DGRC trainees that complete all program components will be issued a certificate of completion.

Eligible students may also receive an NSERC CREATE DGRC Scholarship, subject to the conditions below.


The CREATE DGRC Scholarship

To be eligible for a DGRC Scholarship, applicants must have applied for a major award (NSERC, OGS, OGSST, etc.) in the most recent competition prior to the application to DGRC. This condition is waived if the applicant is ineligible for external support, or if in the first year of an applicant’s studies, the applicant started after the deadlines supplied by the external funding agencies.

Download a PDF copy of the NSERC CREATE Scholarship Information form

Students holding NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada
Graduate Scholarships, or other federal granting agency graduate scholarships are not eligible to hold a DGRC Scholarship.

Awards will be made for a period of twelve consecutive months. Students are eligible to re-apply for the next year of support to a maximum of two years for an M.A.Sc student and four years for a Ph.D. student. Funding priority will be given to existing students with high performance for renewal according to NSERC regulations.

Direct scholarship support for graduate studies through DGRC Scholarships and NSERC are limited to a lifetime maximum of four years full-time equivalent for each individual.

photograph by Leslie Coates