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Graduate Studies

NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships and
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships

Program:

PGSM

CGS M

PGS D

CGS D

Description:

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in master’s or doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS will be offered to the top–ranked applicants at each level (master’s and doctoral) and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields.

Value and Duration:

$17,300 one year

$17,500 one year

$21,000 per year up to 3 years

$35,000 per year up to 3 years

Deadline:

Master's: December 1st, 2013
Doctoral: Initial Deadline to provide transcripts: Oct 3, 2013.
Doctoral: Final Deadline to submit full application: Oct 22, 2013.

Technical Eligibility:

  • you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of studies (full–time equivalent) in the master’s program for which you are requesting funding; or
  • if you were admitted into a doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program (you were never registered in a master’s program), you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of studies (full–time equivalent) in the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding;
  • you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, no more than 12 months of studies (full–time equivalent) in a master’s program, and you are requesting funding for your doctoral program; and
  • you must not have previously taken up an NSERC PGS A, PGS M, IPS 1*,or a CGS M for the program of study to which you are currently applying for funding; and
  • you must not hold, or have held, a CGS M from either CIHR or SSHRC.

 

  • you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 24 months of studies (full–time equivalent) in the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or
  • if you were admitted into a doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program (you were never registered in a master’s program), you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between four and 36 months of studies (full–time equivalent) in the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding;
  • you must not have previously taken up an NSERC PGS B, PGS D, CGS D, IPS 2,* or a Vanier CGS for the program of study to which you are currently applying for funding; and
  • you must not hold, or have held, a CGS D or Vanier CGS from either CIHR or SSHRC.

 

Subject Matter Eligibility:

Minor revisions have been made to the guidelines on subject matter eligibility. Applicants working in research areas where boundaries overlap are advised to state clearly in all applications for funding why they believe their proposals are appropriate for support by the agency to which they are submitting their application.
http://www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=en&n=FEE7261A-1

Required Documentation:

Master's: https://portal-portail.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/.

Doctoral: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/bellandpostgrad-belletsuperieures_eng.asp#apply

How to Apply:

Doctoral: Submit your transcripts to your program by October 3, 2013 and your finalized application by October 21, 2013.
Masters: Submit your application through Research Portal by December 1, 2013.

Contact:

Please contact your Department or consult the NSERC website

 

 

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