The Sylvan Adams Sport Science Institute Fellowship Applications are now Open!

Graduate Student Fellowships

Although the Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute (SASSI) has only launched in August 2022, graduate fellowships have been allocated by SASSI to incoming students enrolled in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (DKPE) since 2020. SASSI supports three new graduate students annually through its sports science student fellowship competition: Master's (2), Ph.D. (1). This fellowship program aims to encourage thesis research that advances human sport performance. Fellowships are available across sport science disciplines as long as the research aims to understand, facilitate, and/or optimize sport performance, with preference to endurance sport projects. Foundational research projects that have indirect ties to sport will be considered if the applicant/supervisor describes the impact the proposed thesis projects will have on sport science research.

Fellowship Categories

  • Two (2) incoming Master’s students; $17,500 CAD/year for 2 years
  • One (1) incoming Doctoral student; $30,000 CAD/year for 3 years

Fellowship Applications

Our 2024 student fellowship competition is now open. The submission deadline is January 15th, 2024. To apply, the student must have been admitted to  a graduate program in DKPE starting in Winter 2024, or have applied for admission into a DKPE graduate program starting Fall 2024. Applications are to be prepared together by the applicant and their intended supervisor. Exceptional cases may be considered (please inquire ahead of the application deadline). Application form and guidelines are available below. For more information, please contact SASSI administration via email