Waterloo's Tri-Agency (CIHR,NSERC,SSHRC) CGS M timeline

Please note: Information and dates may be updated depending on further information received from Tri-Agencies and resources available.

August/September 2021:

  • Program details posted on tri-agency website and electronic application portal is activated.

September - November 19, 2021:

  • Early September, the CGS M application becomes LIVE on the Tri-Agency research portal.
  • Students apply online using the agency’s electronic research portal.
  • Applicants request official transcripts from all current and previous post-secondary institutions and upload electronic copies to their application.
  • Deadline for students to request their Waterloo transcripts through Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is Friday, November 19, 2021 by using the CGS M applicant transcript request web form.

December 1, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (ET):

  • Deadline for students to apply for CGS M using agency research portal.

December 1 - 10, 2021:

  • GSPA saves all applications and provides copies to proposed departments for review.

December 13, 2021 – January 5, 2022:

  • Departments can start to review applications for eligibility and completeness.
  • GSPA prepares spreadsheets for departments and will include cumulative average where available by end of day on January 5.

January 5 - 31, 2022:

  • Departments continue reviewing their applications for eligibility and completeness and complete their spreadsheets.
  • Departments will email their CGS M applicants to remind them to apply for graduate admission by February 1, 2022.

February 1, 2022:

  • Deadline for students, who wish to be considered for a CGS M and who are applying to a new program at Waterloo, to submit their application for graduate admission.

February 2 - 16, 2022:

  • Departments confirm whether CGS M applicants have completed an application for admission to a Waterloo graduate program admission.
  • Departments conduct ranking meetings for applicants who are current Waterloo students or those who have applied for admission to a Waterloo graduate program by February 1, 2022.
  • Departments save their finalized spreadsheets for GSPA use by February 16, 2022.

February 17 - 23, 2022:

  • GSPA prepares university-wide spreadsheets for institutional selection meeting.

February 24 – March 8, 2022:

  • Institutional selection committee members review applications and department rankings

March 8, 2022:

  • Institutional selection committee members provide decisions regarding highly competitive applicants in preparation of institutional selection meetings

March 15, 2022:

  • Institutional selection committee meetings to determine CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC awardee and reversion lists.

March 16 – 31, 2022:

  • GSPA to follow up with departments who have students with a pending admission decision.
  • GSPA reviews the applications selected to be offered a Tri-Agency award to confirm eligibility.
  • Before offering awards on April 1, GSPA will confirm admission status of students to be offered a CGS-M to ensure no offers are made to students who have been denied admission or withdrew their application for admission.

April 1, 2022:

  • Results released to applicants and departments/Faculties.

April 21, 2022:

  • Deadline by which students must accept the Tri-Agency CGS-M offer.

April 22, 2022 - until all awards distributed:

  • Following the initial acceptance deadline, based on declined awards, GSPA may make additional offers.

Return to Tri-Agency CGS M website

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Revised September 1, 2021