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Tri-Council Awards

Graduate Studies


Eligible graduate students are encouraged to seek funding from Canada's major research granting agencies: 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.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Master's 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.

Application Dates: September 1 - December 1

SSHRC Departmental Representatives 2016 - 2017

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.

Application Dates: September 1 - December 1

NSERC Departmental Representatives 2016 - 2017


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.

Application Dates: September 1 - December 1