Doctoral Excellence Top-Up

Doctoral Excellence Top-Ups support talented incoming doctoral students.


You are eligible if:

Award Amount

This award provides top-up of $5,000 in your first year to supplement your academic programs’ financial package.

Depending on funding, this award may change from year to year.


You cannot apply directly for the Doctoral Excellence Top-Up. Your program may nominate a limited number of applicants.

Please let your department know if you are interested in being nominated.


If you are offered this award, you must give written acceptance to The Graduate School by April 15th.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact your program or email