Federal Awards

NSERC: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council

Award Name Annual Value Duration Level of Study Legal Status Dep’t Deadline Additional Information
Canada Graduate Scholarship - CGSM $17,500 12 months Master’s or  1st year PhD for Direct-entry Domestic   December NSERC CGSM
Postgraduate Scholarship - PGSD $21,000 24-36 months PhD Domestic October NSERC PGSD
Canada Graduate Scholarship - CGSD $35,000 36 months PhD Domestic October NSERC CGSD
Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) Min. $21,000 12-36 months Master's or PhD Domestic or International No Deadline NSERC IPS
CGS - Foreign Study Supplement Up to $6,000 3-6 months Master’s or PhD Domestic or International June  and October CGS MSFSS
Vanier CGS $50,000 36 months PhD Domestic or International September Vanier
Postdoctoral $45,000 24 months Postdoctoral Fellows Domestic October NSERC Postdoc

SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Award Name Annual Value Duration Level of Study Legal Status Dep’t Deadline Additional Information
Canada Graduate Scholarship - CGSM $17,500 12 months Master’s or  1st year PhD for Direct-entry Domestic   December SSHRC CGSM
Doctoral Fellowship $20,000 12-48 months PhD Domestic October SSHRC Doctoral
Canada Graduate Scholarship - CGSD $35,000 36 months PhD Domestic October SSHRC CGSD
CGS- Foreign Study Supplement Up to $6,000 3-6 months Master’s or PhD Domestic or International June and October SSHRC MSFSS
Vanier CGS $50,000 36 months PhD Domestic or International September Vanier
Postdoctoral $40,500 12-24 months Postdoctoral Fellows Domestic Fall per SSHRC Website SSHRC Postdoc

CIHR: Canadian Institute of Health Research

CIHR funds a broad spectrum of health research, categorized into four themes: Biomedical Research, Clinical Research, Health Systems and Services and Population and Public Health (social, cultural, environmental and ethical dimensions of health)

Award Name Annual Value Duration Level of Study Legal Status Dep’t Deadline Additional Information
Canada Graduate Scholarship - CGSM $17,500 12 months Master’s or  1st year PhD for Direct-entry Domestic   September CIHR CGSM
Doctoral Research Awards $30,000 stipend + $5,000 Research Allowance 36 months PhD Domestic September CIHR DFSA
Canada Graduate Scholarship - CGSD $30,000 stipend + $5,000 Research Allowance 36 months PhD Domestic September CIHR CGSD
CGS - Foreign Study Supplement Up to $6,000 3-6 months Master’s or PhD Domestic or International Spring & Fall CIHR MSFSS
Vanier CGS $50,000 36 months PhD Domestic or International September Vanier