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MIRA Graduate Scholarship Program

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Scholarship Award


Master’s awards $15,000 over one year; PhD awards $18,000 over one year (MIRA & Labarge streams) or $36,000 over two years (sMAP stream).


  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

December 2, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

December 16, 2022


The MIRA and Labarge Scholarship program offers awards at the master’s and PhD level in two distinct streams. The MIRA Scholarship in Aging Research supports interdisciplinary aging research in one of MIRA’s identified areas of focus. The Labarge
Mobility Scholarship supports applicants whose research on aging includes a focus on mobility. These scholarships are open to master’s students beginning a new McMaster graduate degree in the 2022/2023 school year and PhD students entering year one or
two of their studies. Interested candidates must develop and submit a research proposal in collaboration with a MIRA supervisor and an interdisciplinary mentor from outside the primary supervisor’s Faculty. MIRA requires confirmation that the supervisor and/or
program will commit to matching the minimum level of support for the recipient for the duration of the graduate degree.

The MIRA Smart Mobility for Aging Populations (sMAP) Scholarship leverages the NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) CREATE-funded sMAP collaborative training program, focusing on advancements in mobile
technologies, artificial intelligence, and embedded and sensing devices to address mobility challenges faced by the older adults. Projects may consider the trajectory of mobility status in health and disease; function and impairment; or the development of
solutions for assessing, maintaining, restoring and continuously monitoring mobility. Projects may involve hardware-software co-design, multi-modal data analytics, hybrid modeling or the application of these technical skills to develop novel solutions with a
direct impact on optimal aging and older adult care.

More information on the sMAP program.


Additional Details. 


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.