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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral Program

Canada’s three federal granting agencies, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have launched a harmonized Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS-D) program with a common deadline. This exercise is driven by the desire to remove barriers, have consistent processes across the three agencies, and to simplify the application and adjudication processes.

  • CIHR: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • NSERC: Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • SSHRC: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • Value and duration

    $20,000 to $35,000 per year, up to 36 months

  • Quotas
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – three*
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – three*
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – six*

    *Quotas are determined by the individual granting agency. If there is a discrepancy between the advertised quotas here and those of the CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC, the latter shall prevail.

  • Deadline
    Eligible student are required to submit their application by Monday, October 5.
  • How to apply

    Applicants must access the online application through the respective granting agency’s portal:

    IMPORTANT: refer to the following table to determine where to submit your application. Applicants who are unsure about where to apply should contact the agency that they deem most appropriate.

    Applicant's status at time of application Where to submit application

    Currently registered in a degree program at a Canadian institution with a quota.

    Note: This includes applicants on an approved leave of absence from a Canadian institution with a quota.

    The Canadian institution at which the applicant is currently registered.

     

    Currently registered concurrently at a Canadian institution with a quota and at a foreign post-secondary institution (e.g., in a cotutelle).

    The Canadian institution at which the applicant is currently registered. 

    Not currently registered in a degree program but was registered at any other time during the year of application in a degree program at a Canadian institution with a quota. 

    The Canadian institution at which the applicant was registered in a degree program. 

    Currently registered at an institution (Canadian or foreign) without a quota for the selected agency.

    Directly to the appropriate agency.

    Not registered at any time during the year of application in a degree program at a Canadian institution with a quota for the selected agency.

    Directly to the appropriate agency. 

     

    For information on application procedure, eligibility, and selection criteria, visit Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral Program. 

    IMPORTANT: Candidates applying for NSERC are required to submit all official transcripts from each university you have studied at, and listed on your application including your current program must be received by SGPS by October, in order to be uploaded in time for the applicant to submit their application by October. Students are unable to submit their application until all transcripts are uploaded to their application by SGPS.

    This information may be updated as the CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC provide additional information on transcript requirements.

    NOTE: The university designate is Kurshid Dain and the email address is gradscholarships@ontariotechu.ca. 

    Transcripts must be received in an original university envelope with the university seal and/or signature across the flap. Ontario Tech students that are unable to obtain hard copy transcripts should submit a request through MyCampus and request that electronic transcripts be emailed to gradstudies@ontariotechu.ca or gradscholarships@ontariotechu.ca

  • Resources and questions
     

    To access the online presentations, tips for preparing scholarships applications and samples of winning research proposals, visit the Scholarship Tips and Tricks website.

    If you have any questions about this or any other scholarship competition, we recommend that you complete the External Scholarships Question Submission Formor contact gradscholarships@ontariotechu.ca.