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CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Awards and CGS Doctoral Awards (DFSA/CGSD)

CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Awards and CGS Doctoral Awards (DFSA/CGSD)

Overview

The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards consist of two programs administered through a single application:

  • The CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards (CGS-D) program provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada.
    • Some Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients may be considered for the honour of having their scholarship named a “Canada Graduate Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela”, should CIHR deem their application to be aligned with at least one of five themes championed by Mandela: national unity; democracy; freedom and human rights; leadership; children’s participation in society; and children’s health.
  • The Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad.

Candidates apply to the CIHR Doctoral Research Awards competition and top-ranked candidates are awarded a CGS-D or DFSA depending on the proposed location where the doctoral degree will be pursued and granted.

All candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

Value and Duration

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards (CGS-D)

  • Trainee stipend: $30,000 per annum
  • Research allowance: $5,000 per annum

Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA)

  • Trainee stipend: $30,000 per annum
  • Research allowance: $5,000 per annum

Eligibility

Deadlines

  • Student deadline (for applications submitted through York University): October 6, 2021.

How to Apply

To submit an application, please follow the online application instructions provided by CIHR.

In addition, students submitting a CIHR doctoral application through York University are required to submit the 2022-23 Tri-Council and Ontario Graduate Scholarship Cover Sheetby October 6, 2021. 

Transcripts

Transcripts with your complete academic record (undergraduate and graduate studies, completed and ongoing) are required. Accordingly, applicants are responsible for collecting, uploading, and confirming legibility of previous and current (including Fall 2020 even if no grades are available)  transcripts and upload them directly on to the application portal.

Due to the pandemic, CIHR will continue to accept unofficial transcripts if official transcripts cannot be obtained. To access your York University unofficial transcript, please visit the Order Transcripts Online page and request for your unofficial transcript to be emailed to you.

Resources

FGS encourages all graduate students applying for external scholarships to consult the following guides:

Support

  • If you require further assistance, please contact our Scholarship & Awards Coordinator or Research Officer by visiting our FGS Staff Directory.

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