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Awards and Other Support Funds

Many graduate students at York are successful in winning prestigious external or internal scholarships and you are encouraged to seek eligible opportunities. The university also offers bursaries and other support funds to assist with your scholarly and research activities. Common types of funds include the following: 

Bursaries that are allocated based on demonstrated financial need;

Research support funds to cover expenses related to scholarly and research activities;  

Donor-supported internal awards: To find internal award opportunities, please use the award search.

Information about graduate funding as well as tuition fees are available here.  Visit also this page to learn about graduate student employment types, including the Teaching Assistantship (TA), Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Research Assistantship (RA).  

For further information, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies scholarships and awards page or please contact the Graduate Program Assistant.


Students registered in the Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Health Science are encourage to apply for York internal scholarships and awards. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the minimum criteria for eligibility are met when applying for a scholarship/award.

The Dr. Norman Gledhill KAHS Graduate Student Travel Award provides financial support to offset the costs of students attending a conference to present their graduate research.

  • Application opens March 1, 2022 and closes March 31, 2022
  • Award Value: up to $400
  • one award will be given in each of the four KAHS graduate fields of study: Integrative Physiology of Exercise, Neuroscience and Biomechanics, Health and Fitness Behaviours and  Socio-Cultural and Policy Studies in Sport and Physical Activity

To be eligible to apply:

  • The applicant must be registered full-time graduate students in the Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Health Science, in 2nd year of MA/MSc or PhD program, with a minimum grade point average of 7.5 (B+).
  • The applicant must be 1st author on a conference submission.
  • The conference must occur between September 1 and August 31 of the current academic year.

A complete application includes:

  • submission of on-line Dr. Norman Gledhill KAHS Graduate Student Travel Award application
  • a copy of the conference flyer (which indicates the name of conference, location and dates)
  • a copy of your abstract submission (including all authors)
  • details regarding notification of the scheduling of the presentation (if available at the time of application).

All supporting documentation listed above must be submitted in one .PDF file to by the closing date.

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The Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Health Science at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.