Scholarships and financial aid

Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website to learn about:

Student conference awards

Undergraduate and master's students may be awarded up to $150 by the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education to support conference presentations and attendance. PhD students may be awarded up to $250.

Examples of eligible events:

  • BC Recreation and Parks Association Conference (attendance by BCRPA award recipient)
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Conference (attendance by CSEP award recipient)
  • Physical and Health Education Canada Student Leadership Conference (attendance by PHE Award recipient)
  • Quality Daily PE Provincial Conference

Guidelines:

  • You can be awarded as follows: once $150 as an undergrad; once $250 as s master's student; twice $250 as a PhD student.
  • You must be the first author on a paper or poster presentation related to your research or be attending a conference as an award recipient.
  • You must be a registered UVic student at the time of acceptance of your conference presentation.
  • Your Honours supervisor or program coordinator for undergrad students, or the graduate adviser for grad students, must approve and support your application.
  • A preliminary abstract and proof of acceptance of your abstract must be submitted with your application.
  • Award recipients may be asked to present their papers or posters to fellow students.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the application form (PDF).
  2. Get the support of the Honours supervisor, program coordinator, or grad adviser.
  3. Attach a copy of your abstract and confirmation of acceptance from the conference organizers.
  4. Submit the signed form to the EPHE Office, McKinnon Room 120, to the attention of the Administrative Officer (you will be notified of the result by email).

Other travel grants

For details, deadlines and application forms:

EPHE Graduate Entrance Scholarship

The School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education is offering one PhD and one Masters Graduate Entrance Scholarship Funding package annually to new graduate student applicants. The scholarship funding package includes annual teaching responsibilities (3 labs or providing teaching assistance to 3 courses over 2 terms, per year). Funding is determined through a competitive process described below.

The PhD scholarship funding package, which includes teaching assistance, will be $17,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years in the program (unless external funding is obtained – see Guidelines).

The Masters scholarship funding package, which includes teaching assistance, will be $12,000 per year for a maximum of 2 years in the program (unless external funding is obtained – see Guidelines).

Application Process:

  1. Students discuss application with their potential supervisor.
  2. Applicants must provide:
    1. academic transcripts from all institutions attended (unofficial).
    2. a short CV detailing award/funding history, publications, conferences & teaching experience.
    3. a short one page description of a potential research project and teaching areas.
  3. Deadline: March 15th, 2020
  4. The decision and scholarship funding package offer confirmation will be made by April 15th. Successful applicants will be sent a confirmation email and will have 10 days to accept the offer. If an offer is refused or no reponse is received, no other offers will be made.
  5. Submit applications by email to the EPHE program assistant

Student Qualifications: 

  • The successful applicants will have a GPA of 8.0 or higher over their last 30 units (final 2 years of schooling) or a First Class degree standing in addition to:
    • Masters:
      • Prefereable to have completed an Honours degree.
      • prefereable to have a minimum of 1 manuscript as co-author or lead author at least 'in pre' or 'submitted' (please provide to the committee).
      • Prefereable to have presented research at a conference. 
    • PhD:
      • A minimum of 2 manuscripts at least 'in prep' or 'submitted for review' (please provide to the committee).
      • have presented research at a conference.
      • have teaching experience.

Approval Decision: 

Decisions about the entrance packages will be made by the EPHE Student Awards Committee.

Guidelines for maintaining an EPHE Graduate Entrance Scholarship in good standing:

The EPHE Graduate Scholarship holder must:

  • Apply for grant funding (internal or external to support the Scholarship holder's graduate program research:
    • PhD students must apply annually in the first two years of their program (unless they are successful in the first year).
    • Masters students must apply in the first year of their program
  • Report any funding received from a reasearch funder or from their supervisor's research funding
    • The EPHE Graduate Entrance Scholarship funding (but not necessarily opportunities to TA) will be replaced by that research funding or trainee award (up to the funding support awarded). This does not apply to President's scholarship money if that is awarded based on Tri-Council funding. 
  • Normally maintain an 8.0 GPA each year to qualify for the next year's funding. 

BC Graduate Scholarship

This Graduate Scholarship is specifically targeted for new or returning domestic students. .

Submit your application to epheprogasst@uvic.ca, by March 15th, 2020. Applicants must provide: 

  • academic transcripts from all institutions attended (unofficial).
  • a short CV detailing award/funding history, publications, conferences & teaching experience.
  • a short one page description of a potential research project and how it qualifies as STEM research

 Student Qualifications:

The successful applicants will normally have a GPA of 8.0 or higher over their last 30 units (final 2 years of schooling) or a First Class degree standing in addition to: 

  • Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students may be newly admitted or returning (with an emphasis on the former). 
  • Masters:
    • Preferable to have completed an Honours degree.
    • Preferable to have a minimum of 1 manuscript as co-author or lead author at least 'in pre' or 'submitted' (please provide to the committee).
    • Preferable to have presented research at a conference.
  • PhD:
    • A minimum of 2 manuscripts at least 'in prep' or 'submitted for review' (please provide to the committee).
    • have presented research at a conference.
    • have teaching experience.