Award Search

This tool lets you view awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries offered at York University. Take a few moments to search for awards you may be eligible for: you can search by Faculty, award type, activity level or type in the name of an award that you may be familiar with. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible for all the awards in the system so long as they meet the published criteria.

For additional graduate awards, visit the York Financial Assistance section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. You can also see a listing of external awards elsewhere on this site.

Note: All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

AdeptMind Scholarship

The AdeptMind Scholarship supports a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year PhD student enrolled full time in the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in the Lassonde School of Engineering. The Scholarship is targeted to PhD students who have demonstrated a high level of research excellence in Deep Learning/Machine Learning. Research excellence in the target areas is demonstrated by publishing at major conferences and/or journals in the field, such as ICML, ACL, NAACL, EMNLP, SIGDial, AAAI, NIPS, IJCAI, SIGIR. The scholarship is valued at $30,000 of which $5,000 of the funds is reserved for conference participation and travel. The duration of the award will be for 1 year, renewable at 1 year increments if the AdeptMind scholar demonstrates continued research excellence in the field and also provides a summary of how the conference funds were used. During the time of tenure, the doctoral student shall use the designation of AdeptMind Scholar and use their e-mail address, both of which shall be reflected on personal web pages and publications. The AdeptMind Scholarship shall be acknowledged in publications.
Appliction Process
Students must submit the following electronically to the Graduate Program Electrical Engineering or Computer Science normally by the deadline of April 30*: ż A 2-page maximum statement of research ż A copy of their CV ż List of publications / presentations given at top venues in the area of Deep Learning / Machine Learning that demonstrates research excellence in the areas of interest The contact person for the award is Ouma Jaipaul Gill, at *For 2018, the application deadline is May 15.

How to Interpret the Awards Search Results

1. Offered

The time of year when this award is offered. This gives you an idea about when you'll need to apply for the award. The most common is In-Course (Fall/Winter), indicating that the award happens during the Fall/Winter session.

2. Award Type

The type of award:

  1. Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
  2. Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
  3. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.

3. Value

The value of this award.

4. No. of Awards

The number of these awards offered each year.

5. Description

Details about the award's origins, purpose, and eligibility requirements. For example, some awards may require a minimum credit enrolment, a certain grade point average (GPA), enrolment in a specific Faculty, or a certain citizenship status.

6. Application Process

This explains how you can be considered for the award. Many of the awards simply require that you fill out the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session. Other awards may, for example, ask for reference letters and personal statements outlining your extra-curricular involvement.