Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

APPLICANT

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Have applied, or be in the process of applying for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the doctoral level at York University. You must be registered as a new doctoral student in the program to hold the scholarship.
  • Be supported by a VISTA Core or Associate Member who would become your supervisor. If your primary supervisor is an Associate Member, a Core Member must also be identified to co-supervise.
  • Include a mandatory advisor to enhance interdisciplinary expertise for the proposed project.
  • Conduct research in the vision sciences that is aligned with the VISTA program.
  • If you currently hold, or have held, a VISTA Masters award you must provide:
    • 1. proof of application this school year and
    • 2. Evidence of application for external funding.
    • Note: Total funding cannot exceed 4 years so these continuing awards are for 2 additional years only.

PROGRAM OF STUDY ELIGIBILITY

VISTA Core and Associate Members will generally have an appointment in one or more of the following graduate programs:

  • Psychology
  • Kinesiology & Health Science
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Film
  • Visual Arts

How To Apply

Candidates must:

  1. Have applied or been accepted to a full time program in an eligible department.
  2. Identify and confirm a VISTA Core or Associate Member supervisor and a co-supervisor. If the primary supervisor is an Associate Member, a Core Member must also be identified to co-supervise.
  3. Email the following documents and completed forms to applyvista@yorku.ca:
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Application form
  • One-page summary of proposed research
  • Voluntary self-identification survey
  • Masters transcripts (electronic copies acceptable)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Referee Form
  • Use the application checklist to ensure your package is complete

Primary supervisors may request an out-of-cycle application for outstanding candidates in exceptional cases. A request to apply out of cycle must be submitted by the primary supervisor to the Training Committee by sending an email to applyvista@yorku.ca.

If an out of cycle application is approved, primary supervisors must submit a letter of support as a supplement to the candidate’s application package.

More information on Eligibility & Criteria.

Deadlines

Early application deadline: February 7th

Late application deadline: March 31st

Exceptional candidates may be considered throughout the year on a case by case basis. Additional criteria apply.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline to applyvista@yorku.ca.

Results deadline: Results can be expected to be communicated by March 10th for the early deadline and May 8th for the late deadline.

Acceptance and declines of offers: Applicants will have 21 days from the date of each offer of award to accept or decline. Replies can be sent to applyvista@yorku.ca. The status of offers not accepted or declined within the 21 days will automatically be considered Declined.