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External scholarships competitions

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 Office (GSO) 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

Department deadline

Students must submit to the Department

GSO/Agency deadline

Students and referees must submit online

Department review period

Department must rank

Department ranking meeting Department to GSO submission deadline
CIHR Doctoral Sept. 22 NA Sept. 24 NA NA NA
NSERC Doctoral Sept. 25 NA Oct. 15

Oct. 19-30

Oct. 23

Oct. 30

SSHRC Doctoral Sept. 25 Oct. 22 NA Oct. 22 - Nov. 18 Nov. 13 Nov. 18
CGS-M (Tri-Council MA) Nov. 24 NA Dec. 1

Part A:     Dec. 2– 16

Part B:     Dec. 17 - 29

TBD

Part A: Feb. 4

Part B: Feb. 12
Trudeau Doctoral Nov. 16 NA Nov 22 NA NA NA
Vanier CGS Sept. 25 NA Sep. 30 Oct. 7-15 Oct. 9 Oct. 15
OGS category 1 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 NA Oct. 17 - Nov. 9 Nov. 9 Oct. 23
OGS category 2 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 NA

Part A: Feb. 2 - 5

Part B: Feb. 8 - March 15
TBD Mar. 16
OGS category 3 Department deadline: Feb 1st.  
OGS category 4 NA NA Feb. 1 Feb. 3 – 12 TBD Feb. 13
  • OGS category 1 = International undergraduate students applying for admission to a graduate program; International graduate students continuing in their program; International graduate students applying for admission to another graduate program at Waterloo; International students applying for a Vanier through Waterloo in the Fall 2014 term.
  • OGS category 2 = Graduate students continuing in their program who are ineligible to apply for a Tri-Agency award.
  • OGS category 3 = Current and future students applying to Tri-Agency award or CGS-M. Complete OGS form and submit to graduate coordinator. Complete the applicable sections of the Academic Assessment Report and forward it to referees to finish completing.
  • OGS category 4 = Students external to Waterloo, who did not apply for a Tri-Agency / CGS-M award and are applying for admission to a graduate program at Waterloo. No separate OGS application required.

Other external funding opportunities 

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