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Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral Program

As of 2019, 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

    $35,000 per year, for three years

  • Quotas
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – three
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – three
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – six
  • Deadline
    Eligible student are required to submit their application by Friday, October 4.
  • How to apply

    Applicants complete and submit one application to their chosen granting agency to be considered for both a CGS-D scholarship and an agency doctoral award. CGS-D scholarships are offered to top-ranked eligible applicants.

    Application instructions:

  • For more information
    For further information about application procedures, eligibility and selection criteria, visit the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Programs website.