External + Government Awards

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Program

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, 2020

Award Value:
$17,500 for one year

Candidate Eligibility:
  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents of Canada

International students are not eligible to apply

Canadian Graduate Scholarships

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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. 

Prepare your application

Use our CGSM Applicant Worklist as a guide.

Complete your application

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

Competition Timeline

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

"Ask Us" Drop-In Scholarship Sessions on Zoom

Wednesdays & Thursdays

  • Oct 29 - Nov 26
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 

No drop-in session on Nov.4 and Nov.11

Zoom Details

Meeting ID: 949 1108 2635
Password: 125700

Note: These are one-on-one sessions. You will be admitted according to the list in the Zoom waiting room.