CIHR / NSERC / SSHRC

The CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC programs outlined on this page support research based doctoral programs. It is the student’s responsibility to apply to the correct agency and to be aware of all internal deadlines, as outlined below. Be sure to check your eligibility before proceeding and contact us with any questions you may have.

Tri-Agency Doctoral Resources

Not sure which field your research falls into (CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC)?

How to Select the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency

Need help? "Ask Us" Drop In Scholarship Sessions - Maggie Benston Centre, Room #1500                          

Wednesdays & Thursdays | Jul 31 - Sept 12 | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

NSERC’s University Visit – Wednesday, September 18th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Library Thesis Room #2020

NSERC’s Video library 

SSHRC-Shop! (date TBD)

SSHRC’s Resource Center for students

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) 

About                                      

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to support world-class doctoral students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. The award is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years and international students are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is September 12, 2019.

How to Apply

  1. Are you eligible?  Check out the Vanier eligibility criteria.
  2. Are you competitive?  Check out the Vanier selection criteria.
  3. Can you complete an application in time? Follow the application instructions and use Vanier Application Worklist as a guide to manage your time while completing your application.
  4. Need help? Visit us at one of our Drop In 'Ask Us' sessions or send us an email to gpsaward@sfu.ca.

Competition Timeline for Fall 2019

September 10 (4:30 PM)             Deadline for students to submit official transcripts to GPS

September 12 (11:59 PM)          Student deadline to submit the full application on ResearchNet

October 3                                           Departmental deadline to submit rankings to GPS

October 23                                        University Scholarship Selection Committee (USSC) deadline to make final decisions 

October 23-30                                 Students who have been selected to go forward can update their applications  

November 5                                      FINAL submission deadline 

CIHR's CGS & Doctoral Awards

About                                      

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is committed to supporting graduate students through their Health Research Training Award Programs, which includes The Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Awards (CGS-D) program. This program provides support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada. CIHR Doctoral awards are valued at $35,000 per year for up to three years. International students are not eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019.

How to Apply

  1. Are you eligible? The eligibility is found by searching for the award in ResearchNet
  2. Are you competitive?  Check out the CIHR Doctoral in Appendix A: selection criteria
  3. Can you complete an application in time? Follow the application instructions and use our CIHR Applicant Worklist (to be uploaded shortly) as a guide.
  4. Need help? Visit us during a Drop In ‘Ask Us’ session or email us at gpsaward@sfu.ca

Competition Timeline for Fall 2019

October 1 (11:59 PM)             Student deadline to submit the full application on ResearchNet 

November 5                                 University Scholarship Selection Committee (USSC) deadline to make final decisions             

November 7 - 19                        Students who have been selected to go forward can update their applications      

November 21                              FINAL submission deadline

NSERC's CGS & Doctoral Awards

About

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) administers the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (CGSD) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (PGSD). Students apply in one competition - the CGSD ($35,000/year up to three years) will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a PGSD ($21,000/year up to three years). International students are not eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019.

How to Apply

  1. Are you eligible?  Check out the NSERC eligibility criteria
  2. Are you competitive?  Check out the NSERC review procedures and selection criteria
  3. Can you complete an application in time? Follow the application instructions found within NSERC’s Online System and use our NSERC Applicant Worklist (to be uploaded shortly) as a guide.
  4. Need help? Visit us during a Drop In ‘Ask Us’ session or email us at gpsaward@sfu.ca and/or speak to a representative at NSERC’s Visit on September 18th, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Library Thesis Room #2020. 

Competition Timeline for Fall 2019

September  18                               Attend NSERC’s Presentation 10:00am-12:00pm in the Library Thesis Room #2020

October 1 (11:59 PM)                Student deadline to submit the full application on NSERC’s Online System

November 5                                    University Scholarship Selection Committee (USSC) deadline to make final decisions

November 7 - 19                           Students who have been selected to go forward can update their applications

November 21                                 FINAL submission deadline

 

SSHRC's CGS & Doctoral Awards

About

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) runs the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships (CGSD) and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships award under their Talent Program. Students apply in one competition - the CGSD ($35,000/year up to three years) will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a SSHRC DF ($20,000/year up to four years). International students are not eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019.

How to Apply

  1. Are you eligible?  Check out the SSHRC eligibility
  2. Are you competitive?  Check out the SSHRC evaluation criteria
  3. Can you complete an application in time? Follow the application instructions found within the SSHRC Online Portal and use our SSHRC Applicant Worklist (to be uploaded shortly) as a guide.
  4. Need help? Visit us during a Drop In ‘Ask Us’ session or email us at gpsaward@sfu.ca

Competition Timeline for Fall 2019

October 1 (11:59 PM)            Student deadline to submit the full application on SSHRC’s Online Portal

November 5                               University Scholarship Selection Committee (USSC) deadline to make final decisions

November 7 - 19                      Students who have been selected to go forward can update their applications

November 21                            FINAL submission deadline