Scholarships, Grants and Awards

Deadlines and Procedures

Most awards and scholarships open to students are administered through SFU using the Graduate Awards Application Adjudication System (GA3). Students should set up their GA3 profile early to simplify their application process when an award is opened to applications. Awards administered by the award-granting agency are not processed through GA3 and students apply directly to the agency. See the Terms of Reference for each award to see the specific details about the application process. It is the students responsibility to ensure that all documents arrive on time at the department. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) provides a comprehensive guide to awards availble to gradaute students.  

May 30 cycle
The May cycle is for private awards tenable in the following academic year (September - August). The deadline for students to submit their application to the department is May 30. Most awards will be disbursed in the fall term, some awards may be disbursed in the spring term or be divided between the fall and spring terms. 

Private Awards
Simon Fraser University offers a number of private or endowed awards to graduate students. These awards vary in amounts and deadline dates, but most have deadlines of September 30, January 30, and May 30.

Graduate Fellowships
The Graduate Fellowship (GF) is a one-term award normally valued at $7,000. REM awards its GFs by nomination. Students can not apply directly.

The majority of the Graduate Fellowships in REM are awarded to new students of the fall cohort. The Graduate Studies Committee considers all eligible students each semester and makes recommendations based on availability of awards, previous financial support through the department, and academic accomplishments.

Entrance Scholarships
SFU’s Entrance Scholarships are only available to applicants during the first semester of their program. Applicants do not apply for these awards but are nominated by the department.

Tri-Agency (NSERC/SSHRC/CHRC) and Trudeau and Vanier ScholarshipsSee the GPS website about these awards for more information.

REM students can apply for NSERC or SSHRC grants, depending on their area of research. Students can not apply for both NSERC and SSHRC.

Undergraduate students who are considering grad school and have been out of University for a certain amount of time should check the NSERC / SSHRC website for the correct process of application if they meet the minimum GPA requiremen. The deadline for these applicants may be earlier than the University deadline for graduate students. Check the agency’s website for details.

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
PICS offers funding related to their mandate. More information can be found on the PICS website.

MITACS
This national internship program managed by MITACS Inc connects companies and other organizations with the research expertise in Canada’s universities. See the MITACs website for full details and speak with your supervisors if you wish to pursue one of these opportunities.