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Autism Scholars Awards

Autism Scholars Awards


With the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Autism Scholars Awards have 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.

Value and Duration

  • Master’s Awards: $18,000 each
  • Doctoral Awards: $20,000 each



  • December 1, 2020

How to Apply


  • Application Form
  • A curriculum vitae (including information concerning the eligibility criteria)
  • A statement of research to be undertaken during the period of graduate study (maximum of 1000 words). There must also be an additional non–technical summary (maximum 500 words). These statements must be written by the candidate
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts. These may be either official transcripts or copies verified and certified as accurate by the Registrar’s office.
  • Confidential letters from two assessors. These appraisals should focus on an evaluation of the applicant’s research to date, and the research being undertaken during the graduate period. The applicant must ask for the appraisals to be transmitted electronically directly to the Scholarship Coordinator.


  • Assemble (in order of required documents listed above) and submit an electronic application package to the Scholarship Coordinator
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances


  • If you require further assistance, please contact our Scholarship & Awards Coordinator or Research Officer by visiting our FGS Staff Directory.