The Graduate Student Initiative (GSI) Awards – Starting September 2015, the Experimental Medicine program will be offering up to four entrance awards each year for students entering either the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Program in the fall term. These awards will be $5000 each and are intended to supplement any stipend or scholarship the student will receive. Each year, the ExpMed program committee will review all applications submitted for consideration and these awards will be allocated by April 15th to allow them to be used as incentive awards to attract top students and get them to commit early to enrolling in our program. Therefore, applications must be received by April 1st and will be reviewed based on the following criteria: Minimum average grades of 85% in the last two full academic years. Research productivity will be assessed based on stage of their study: a Ph.D. candidate that has completed the M.Sc. will be expected to have published their work; for an entering M.Sc. student, their contribution to research (abstracts or publication) will be expected to be much higher than an average B.Sc. graduate.