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Tri-Council Awards

Graduate Studies


General Information

Eligible graduate students and prospective graduate students are encouraged to seek funding from Canada's major research granting agencies, collectively known as the Tri-Agency or Tri-Council: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canada Graduate Scholarships. 

These agencies offer awards to eligible graduate students at the Master's  and Doctoral stages of their academic careers. There are also supplementary awards available to students.

Please contact the Chair of a Department to find out who is the Departmental Representative for any of these agencies. If you like, you can discuss your eligibility with a representative.


Canada Graduate Scholarships: Master's

The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's (CGS-M) program offers awards valued at $17,500 to students pursuing a Master's degree. Applicants may want to familiarize themselves with agencies (see links below), the eligibility requirements, and Canadian Common CV via the On-line Services before making a direct application through the Research Portal.

CGS-M applicants can select up to three institutions at which they would like to hold the award.
Please note: The CGS-M awarded at one institution is not transferable to another.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's (CGS-M) program seeks to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly-qualified personnel by supporting students in the social sciences and humanities who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.  This program, together with the SSHRC Doctoral Awards and Postdoctoral Fellowships programs, helps train Canada's researchers and leaders of tomorrow.  The CGS Master's program offers non-renewable twelve-month awards, valued at $17,500, and tenable only at recognized Canadian universities, to applicants who will be registered as full-time students at the master's level in a discipline supported by SSHRC.

 Applications are open from September 1 - December 1

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships and Postgraduate Scholarships provide financial support to high-caliber scholars who are engaged in master's or doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering.  The Canada Graduate Scholarships valued at $17,500 will be offered to the top-ranked applicants at each level (master's and doctoral) and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship valued at $17,300.  For more information on eligibility and program requirements please visit NSERC website.

 Applications are open from September 1 - December 1


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Awards administered by CIHR are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master's degree in a health related field in Canada.  These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

 Applications are open from September 1 - December 1

 


Canada Graduate Scholarships / Postgraduate Graduate Scholarships: Doctoral

The Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Program and Postgraduate Scholarships Doctoral Program provide financial support to scholars engaged in research in doctoral programs in and outside of Canada. The CGS-D is available to students in Canada. The PGS-D is available to students both in and outside of Canada.

Applicants who have been registered at a post-secondary institution within the calendar year are required to submit their applications through the University at which they were registered. The University of Winnipeg's application deadline for NSERC and SSHRC doctoral applications is November 1st or the next business day.

Applicants who were not registered at a post-secondary institution in the calendar year are required to make a direct application to the agency via the On-line System. The deadline for direct applications is set by the funding agency and their website should be consulted.

Click here for General CGS-D and PGS-D application information.


Tri-Agency Supplementary Awards

These are a few of the supplementary awards offered by the Tri-Agencies. Students and applicants are encouraged to review each agency's website for complete information about the awards available.