Weyerhaeuser Molecular Biology Graduate Scholarship

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a graduate student enrolled in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
  2. The Weyerhaeuser Molecular Biology Graduate Scholarship (formerly MacMillan Bloedel MBB Graduate Scholarship) is a one-term award. The value will depend on funds available for that year, but will be approximately equal to the value of the SFU Graduate Fellowships. One or more scholarships may be awarded each year.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. outstanding research potential and/or performance
    2. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    3. that it may normally be held only in the first 9 terms of a Master's program and in the first 15 term of a PhD program
  4. This award may not normally be held in conjunction with other major awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies.
  5. This award may not be held while holding a full-time paid position. Recipients may receive income for work performed as a part-time research assistant if the work constitutes the recipient's actual thesis research project.
  6. Application is made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from the senior supervisor
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies and research
    4. a list of scholarships held presently or previously or currently applied for.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, and on the recommendation of the Graduate Program Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Revised: April 2018 / GESR016

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