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Are you interested in applying for scholarships to support your future or current graduate degree?  Did you know you need to apply almost one year in advance? Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is offering a host of resources to support students in pursuit of funding.

The major federal and provincial scholarships provide financial support to high-caliber graduate students who demonstrate strong academic excellence, research ability/potential and outstanding professional or personal achievements. 

Each competition has its own specific eligibility criteria. Prior to applying, you are encouraged to visit each scholarship website to confirm your eligibility.  After your review if you have specific scholarship questions, contact your graduate department co-ordinator.

Fall 2019 resources:

The major federal and provincial scholarships are highly competitive; as such you are encouraged to take advantage of the resources GSPA offers, in order to submit a strong application.

Graduate scholarship information webinar

Wednesday, September 11 at 10:30 am. EST - This event is now available to view on-demand. Please register to gain access to the on-demand version. 

During the webinar you will gain valuable knowledge, tips and tricks on applying to external scholarship agencies from our experts in GSPA.  There will also be a list of resources, and the opportunity to ask your questions and have them answered.

Information presented includes competition material for the following scholarships:

NSERC scholarship information session

Tuesday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. EST - Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages - Registration is not required.

Representatives from NSERC will present information specific to the NSERC master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral competitions. Learn about the detailed application process, tips and advice and ask your questions! For those who are not able to attend the session, the NSERC presentation slides will be posted on this website when they become available.

Scholarship workshops

Scholarship workshops
Workshop Date Time Location Registration
CIHR & SSHRC Doctoral Tues, Sept 17, 2019 4:00-6:00 p.m. NH 3407 (Boards and Senate room) 


NSERC Doctoral Wed, Sept 18, 2019 4:00-6:00 p.m. NH 3407 (Boards and Senate room)  Register
CGS M Tues, Nov 5, 2019 4:00-6:00 p.m. NH 3407 (Board and Senate room) 


GSPA invites you to join this presentation/Q&A workshop that will focus on the academic side of applying for the above Doctoral scholarship competitions.

Come and enjoy refreshments while learning from faculty members, national level scholarship committee members, Writing & Communication Centre representatives, as well as past scholarship winners. Come prepared with a draft of your research proposal so that a faculty member can review it and also bring any specific questions related to your application.

Writing and Communication Centre (WCC)

The Writing and Communication Centre is a hub of communication and writing practice, support, and research on campus. They offer workshops that are facilitated by previous tri-agency award recipients, which address how to plan and write the critical research proposal portions of your SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR application. 

For tips regarding writing a scholarship research proposal, please register for our Graduate scholarship information webinar and download a copy of the "Writing and Communication Centre Presentation" PDF in the Resource List within the webinar.