Award Payment Schedule

If you have received one of the awards listed below, please click on the corresponding link below to learn how to activate your award through the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.

SFU Internal Awards (GFs, SGESs, Major Entrance Award, TMRA, GIRTA, SFU Private Awards)

For awards provided by SFU:

  • You must 'accept' your award online via the GA3 system.  You will have received an email prompt alerting you to the 'offer' of an award.
  • Sign up for Direct Deposit through the Student Information System by following the instructions listed on the right-hand side of this page

Donor Designated/External Awards (BCIC, MSFSS, Pacific Leaders, PICs)

For Donor Designated awards:  

  • You must 'accept' your award online via the GA3 system.  You will have received an email prompt alerting you to the 'offer' of an award.
  • Sign up for Direct Deposit through the Student Information System by following the instructions listed on the right-hand side of this page

CIHR: Vanier and Doctoral Level Awards

Congratulations on receiving a TriCouncil Award! Here is how to proceed: 

  • Read through the TriAgency Award Holder’s Guide
  • The Office of Graduate Studies is considered the “Authorized Institutional Office Responsible for Administering the Instalment”
  • Let CIHR know your decision to accept or decline as per the instructions on your award offer letter
  • Send our office a copy of the full award offer letter sent to you by CIHR and the ’Request for Instalment and Reinstatement of Award Form’ found in the guide (under ‘Payment of Award’)
  • Forms can be sent electronically to dgsaward@sfu.ca but must bear your signature
  • Once we receive your award forms, we set up your award payments on our GA3 System; you will receive an email prompting you to accept the award on the system
  • Graduate awards are paid through your go.sfu account in equal lump sums at the beginning of each term. The funds are applied to your student account, paying any tuition/fees and any remaining funds are transferred to your bank account (if you have signed up for direct deposit)
  • Here is a tutorial for signing up for direct deposit
  • You must be registered and enrolled in your graduate program each term to receive award payments; let our office know if you are not going to be registered or if there any changes: dgsaward@sfu.ca

NSERC: Vanier and Doctoral Level Awards

Congratulations on receiving a TriCouncil Award. Here is how to proceed: 

  • Read through the TriAgency Award Holder’s Guide
  • The Office of Graduate Studies is considered the “Authorized Institutional Office Responsible for Administering the Instalment”
  • Let NSERC know your decision to accept or decline the award by the date on your letter
  • Send our office a copy of the full award offer letter sent to you by NSERC and the ’Request for Instalment and Reinstatement of Award Form’ found in the guide (under ‘Payment of Award’)
  • Forms can be sent electronically to dgsaward@sfu.ca but must bear your signature
  • Once we receive your award forms, we set up your award payments on our GA3 System; you will receive an email prompting you to accept the award on the system
  • Graduate awards are paid through your go.sfu account in equal lump sums at the beginning of each term. The funds are applied to your student account, paying any tuition/fees and any remaining funds are transferred to your bank account (if you have signed up for direct deposit)
  • Here is a tutorial for signing up for direct deposit
  • You must be registered and enrolled in your graduate program each term to receive award payments; let our office know if you are not going to be registered or if there any changes: dgsaward@sfu.ca (please be sure to include your full name and student ID).

SSHRC: Vanier and Doctoral Level Awards

Congratulations on receiving a TriCouncil Award! Here is how to proceed: 

  • Read through the TriAgency Award Holder’s Guide
  • The Office of Graduate Studies is considered the “Authorized Institutional Office Responsible for Administering the Instalment”
  • Let SSHRC know your decision to accept or decline as per the instructions on your award offer letter
  • Send our office a copy of the full award offer letter sent to you by SSHRC and the ’Request for Instalment and Reinstatement of Award Form’ found in the guide (under ‘Payment of Award’)
  • Forms can be sent electronically to dgsaward@sfu.ca but must bear your signature
  • Once we receive your award forms, we set up your award payments on our GA3 System; you will receive an email prompting you to accept the award on the system
  • Graduate awards are paid through your go.sfu account in equal lump sums at the beginning of each term. The funds are applied to your student account, paying any tuition/fees and any remaining funds are transferred to your bank account (if you have signed up for direct deposit)
  • Here is a tutorial for signing up for direct deposit
  • You must be registered and enrolled in your graduate program each term to receive award payments; let our office know if you are not going to be registered or if there any changes: dgsaward@sfu.ca (please be sure to include your full name and student ID)

CGS-Master's Scholarships: Tri-Council Harmonized CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC

After you accept your CGSM award on the TriCouncil's Research Portal, you will need to do following: 

  • Read through the TriAgency Award Holder’s Guide
  • Send our office a copy of the full award offer letter (from the Research Portal) and the ’Request for Instalment and Reinstatement of Award Form’ found in the guide (under ‘Payment of Award’)
  • Forms can be sent electronically to dgsaward@sfu.ca but must bear your signature
  • Once we receive your award forms, we set up your award payments on our GA3 System; you will receive an email prompting you to accept the award payments on the system
  • Graduate awards are paid through your go.sfu account in equal lump sums at the beginning of each term. The funds are applied to your student account, paying any tuition/fees and any remaining funds are transferred to your bank account (if you have signed up for direct deposit)
  • Here is a tutorial for signing up for direct deposit
  • You must be registered and enrolled in your graduate program each term to receive award payments; let our office know if you are not going to be registered or if there any changes: dgsaward@sfu.ca (please be sure to include your full name and student ID)

USRA (NSERC USRA, VPR USRA Sciences or USRA Social Sciences and Humanities)

For USRA's please see the USRA tab here

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Set up your direct deposit on go.sfu.ca

Your Award Acceptance form can be scanned and emailed to: 

dgsaward@sfu.ca

Or mailed to:

Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows (DGS)
Maggie Benston Student Services Centre 1100
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

We accept courier envelopes but you must pay the courier fee.