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Name AUTISM SCHOLARS AWARD
Research Fields autism
Categories Home Economics/Human Ecology
Medical Health Sciences
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physical Education
Social Sciences and Humanities
Social Work
Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility The Autism Scholars Award will not be offered in 2011-12 due to the impact of the global economic downturn on the funds available for the awards program. The Awards program will be reinstated once the earnings on the award endowment are restored to an appropriate level. With the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, a Scholar Awards Program in Autism has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars. The community of autism scholars fostered by this Awards Program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge concerning child autism, and its translation into improved health for children, more effective services and products for children with autism, and increase the province’s capacity in diagnosis and assessment of autism and a strengthened treatment system, by: a) promoting, assisting and undertaking research that pertains to one or more of the following aspects of children’s health: paediatric behavioural sciences and autism within the academic community, increase advanced research relating to autism, especially its diagnosis and treatment, and other research as required; b) creating a robust autism research environment in Ontario, based on internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence and a peer review process, that will attract, develop, and keep excellent scholars and provide them with the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of research and treatment in Ontario and the world; c) addressing emerging opportunities, threats and challenges and accelerating the discovery of cures and treatments and improvements to autism care, prevention, and wellness strategies; d) promoting the dissemination of knowledge about autism and the application of autism research to improve the health of children in Ontario; and e) building the capacity of the Ontario autism research community through the development of scholars and the provision of sustained support for scientific careers in autism treatment and research. Eligibility • All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada as of the application deadline date (January 30, 2010). • All applicants must be sponsored and endorsed by the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Ontario university at which they are undertaking graduate study. • To be eligible for a Master’s Award, applicants must be registered full-time in a Master’s or Doctoral graduate program at an Ontario university at the time of taking up the award (i.e., the fall term of 2010-11), and must remain registered full-time in that master’s program throughout the term of the award. Master’s students remain eligible to the end of their sixth term of full-time study. • To be eligible for a Doctoral Award, applicants must be registered full-time in a Doctoral graduate program at an Ontario university at the time of taking up the award (i.e., the fall term of 2010-11), and must remain registered full-time throughout the term of the award. Doctoral students remain eligible to the end of their fifteenth term of full-time study. • Holders of Autism Scholars Awards are precluded from holding any other major award during the term of this award.
Value For 2010-2011 Master's awards up to 2 @ $18,000; Doctoral awards up to 2 @ $20,000
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines No deadlines available
Application Details Visit the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies web site at http://ocgs.cou.on.ca/_bin/home/autism.cfm Contact: Donna Woolcott, PhD Executive Director, Quality Assurance, Council of Ontario Universities 180 Dundas Street West, 11th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z8 Telephone: (416) 979-2165 (x 235) Updated: January 25, 2012
 

 
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