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Preparing your Application for the Vanier and Banting Competitions 2021

Preparing your Application for the Vanier and Banting Competitions 2021

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Lubna Saleh
Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Programs
Faculty of Engineering
salehl5@mcmaster.ca

This presentation is aimed at graduate students and post doctoral fellows considering whether to apply for a Vanier or Banting scholarship in the upcoming competition.

Overview

REGISTER HERE BY JUNE 13, 2021 »

The Banting and Vanier Scholarships are the premier awards of Canada's research tri councils (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC), with competitions each year in the late summer/early fall.  Applicants must show exceptional research contributions and leadership outside of the lab in order to be considered. The university has a two-stage ranking process to decide on which applications will be sent to the tri councils for consideration.  This workshop will help interested students to understand what the programs are looking for in applicants and will provide advice on preparing a strong submission.  

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Michael Thompson, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, who has Chaired the Banting and Vanier ranking committees for the past five years.