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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 harmonization 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 Doctoral Awards
  • NSERC: Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • SSHRC: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Please note, this competition is now closed.

  • 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) – four*
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – four*

    *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
    This competition is now closed.
  • How to apply
    Refer to the Application procedures and Where should I submit my application pages. For more information on application procedure, eligibility and selection criteria, visit the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program site.
  • Transcripts

    NSERC CGS-D Applicants: Candidates applying for NSERC are required to submit all transcripts from each university you have studied at that are listed on your application to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) by Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Students are unable to submit their finalized application until all transcripts are uploaded  by SGPS.

    Applicants are required to submit their applications by Sunday, October 17, 2021.   

    NOTE: The university designate is Kurshid Dain and the email address is

    CIHR and SSHRC CGS-D Applicants: Please follow agency-specific instructions for attaching transcripts to your application. These instructions are embedded into the application process.

  • COVID-19 considerations

    Due to the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, for those unable to access official transcripts, the Tri-Agency may not immediately reject applications that include unofficial transcripts. The Tri-Agency may follow up with applicants directly to request official transcripts at a later date.  

  • Resources and questions

    To access tips for preparing scholarships applications and samples of winning research proposals, visit the SGPS website.

    If you have any questions about this or any other scholarship competition, we recommend that you complete the External Scholarships Question Submission Form or contact