External + Government Awards

CIHR CGS & Doctoral Awards

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is committed to supporting graduate students through their Health Research Training Award Programs, which includes the 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. 

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

Deadline to Apply:
October 1, 2021

Award Value:
$35,000 per year for up to three years

Candidate Eligibility:
  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada

International students are not eligible to apply.

Canadian Graduate Scholarships

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Drop in Sessions

Speak with our Awards Manager about your Tri-Agency Competition questions.

Zoom Drop In Sessions Available
July 11 - September 8 (Mondays & Thursdays; excluding Canadian holidays)
Mondays: from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursdays: from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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August 11
September 5
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How to Apply

Check eligibility

Select an award from the awards listed in ResearchNet to view eligibility.

Visit ResearchNet →

Review evaluation criteria

Applications are adjudicated, and available funds awarded, through a merit review process.
Check out the CIHR Doctoral in Appendix A: Selection Criteria.

 

Prepare your application

and use our CIHR Applicant Worklist as a guide.

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Complete your application

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

View application instructions on ResearchNet →

Competition Timeline (2021)

October 1
11:59 PM
Student deadline to submit the full application on ResearchNet
November 8-9
University Scholarship Selection Committee (USSC) deadline to make final decisions             
November 10-17 Students who have been selected to go forward can update their applications      
November 22 FINAL sfu submission deadline

Official Transcripts

Transcripts can be mailed to our mailing address or emailed to gpsaward@sfu.ca.

Our mailing address:

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Maggie Benston Student Services Centre
1100 Simon Fraser University
ATTN: Stephanie Santoso
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6