TRI-Agency & Government Awards

Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC)

The Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Program (CGSM) supports Canadian students in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada's three federal granting agencies.

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The Tri-Agencies

  • the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
  • the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

See Award Application Tips to learn more about the application process for External/Government Funded Awards.

Deadline to Apply:
December 1, 2023

Award Value:
$17,500 for one year

Candidate Eligibility:
  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada

International students are not eligible to apply.

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Canadian Graduate Scholarships

Undertaking SSHRC research?

Consider applying to the annual SSHRC Storyteller's competition, where you may receive $3,000, attend the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and possibly present at the SSHRC Impact Awards.

Learn more

How to Apply

Check eligibility

Confirm that you meet all the criteria below before you apply. Check that your research meets general guidelines for subject matter.

Review evaluation criteria

Applications are adjudicated, and available funds awarded, through a merit review process. 

Learn more about the evaluation criteria →

Prepare your application

Use our CGSM Applicant Worklist as a guide.

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Complete your application

Follow the application instructions.
Complete applications must be submitted no later than December 1st. No late applications will be accepted.

View application instructions →

Competition Timeline (2023)

December 1
before 08:00 PM (EST) - 05:00 PM (Vancouver time)
Student deadline to submit the full application on Research Portal. 
University Scholarship Selection Committee (USSC) deadline to make final decisions
March Tri-agencies approve university nominations
April 1 Students can access their application status on the Research Portal