This page gives information on two types of awards:

  • Federal and provincial programs
  • Other external funding opportunities

For detailed information about scholarships, awards, and bursaries, please consult the Graduate Studies and Postodoctoral Affairs (GSPA) Awards and Funding page.

See the External scholarship recipients page for a list of students who have received external scholarship funding.

Federal and provincial programs

Student submission deadlines are bolded below. It is the students' responsibility to keep track of their submission deadlines.

Please note: The Department cannot nominate students for the Trudeau and Vanier awards without applications. Please see application submission deadlines below.

Please note: Information and dates may be updated depending on further information from the tri-agency and resources available.

Scholarships Transcript request deadline

Application/Department deadline

Students must submit to the Department
Information Sessions
NSERC Doctoral

Friday, September 18, 2020 

Application deadline to submit through the NSERC portal:

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

  • The NERSC doctoral workshop slides are available in the Helpful Resources section of the web page.
SSHRC Doctoral Friday, September 18, 2020

Application deadline to submit through the SSHRC online system:

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

  • The SSHRC Doctoral Workshop slides are available in the Helpful Resources section of the web page.
CGS-M (Tri-Council MA) Friday, November 20, 2020

Application deadline to submit via the Research Portal:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. 

Check recent changes.

2021-2022 Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Studies Supplement (CGS-MSFSS)   May 25, 2021 and September 20, 2021 NOTE: The agency online system does not allow applicants to submit their application or upload
supporting documents. Applicants must save and email their application, along with supporting
documents, to Elena Machado ( by May 25, 2021 or September 20, 2021
Trudeau Doctoral TBD TBD
OGS Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2020.  

Other external funding opportunities 

Please find below the most recent award funding, scholarships, and bursary opportunities sent to the English Department: