Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Award

Available to first year graduate students

The Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to up to 10 doctoral-stream students (domestic or international) in an eligible graduate program represented in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research who have completed less than 12 months of their current graduate program. The fit of the candidate’s research interests, proposed work and background with the mandate of the Donnelly Centre - innovative and highly collaborative work that crosses formal disciplinary boundaries - will be taken into consideration by the award committee.  Award payments will be arranged through ROSI.

The award was established by the Yip family as a tribute to Professor Cecil Yip, who was former Vice-Dean, Research in the Faculty of Medicine and a key player in both the ideology and eventual realization of the Donnelly Centre.

Applications are accepted only via nomination by the faculty supervisor.

 

Nominations must be received by the committee via the Donnelly Centre administrative offices (ccbr.info@utoronto.ca) by May 6, 2021.

Questions about this award may be sent to:  ccbr.info@utoronto.ca. Include  "Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Award" in the e-mail title.

For further details and/or if you have questions about this award contact Sara Sharifpoor, Director of Research Operations at the Donnelly Centre at (416) 946 – 7006.

Award Value and Duration:

Up to ten awards of $3,000 each will be awarded. Award is non-renewable but may be held concurrently with other graduate awards. Graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine are subject to harmonized stipend guidelines, award will be payable over two years at $1,500 per year. Award payment to students who are currently in Master's programs will be delayed until after their successful reclassification to PhD.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed and signed Application%20Form-Cecil%20Yip%20Doctoral%20Award-Fill.pdf
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • One page statement of research interest and fit with the Donnelly Centre mandate;
  • Two letters of reference (one from Donnelly faculty supervisor). Referees must send their letters to our office via email, with the candidate’s full name in the subject line and reference the 2021 Cecil Yip Award.
  • Most recent transcript, including undergraduate grades (e-copies acceptable during COVID-19 pandemic).

Award Conditions:

Applicants must be supervised by a member of the Donnelly Centre faculty.  Graduate programs targeted for this award include:  Biochemistry; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Institute of Biomedical Engineering; Molecular Genetics and Physics. 

Direct-entry PhD students or those who intend to reclassify into a PhD program and have completed no more than 12 months in their graduate program at the time of application are eligible to apply.  

Award is non‐renewable but may be held concurrently with other graduate awards. Graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine are subject to harmonized stipend guidelines and their awards will be payable over two years at $1,500 per year.  Award payment to students who are currently in Master's programs will be delayed until after their successful reclassification to PhD.