Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's
The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Program (CGSM) is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
Successful applicants will win one of the following awards valued at $17,500 for 12 months (non-renewable):
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships
- For full details about eligibility, review the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA on the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program website.
- September 1: Online Application is available in the Research Portal.
- December 1: Application deadline (before 8:00 p.m. EST).
- December 2 - March 31: Western adjudicates awards.
- April 1: SGPS posts results to the Research Portal.
How To Apply
- Review the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS on the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program website.
- Writing Support Centre
- Graduate Scholarship Contacts
- Contact Paula Menzies Cameron, Manager, Financial Support by EMAIL.
Holding the Award at Western
- Accept the offer of award from the agency following the instructions provided in the letter of offer, and then activate it for payment by completing the required agency forms.
- Initiate the payment process at Western by following these steps:
- Access the Student Center
- Select ‘Self Service’ from the main menu, then 'Campus Finances'
- Select ‘My External Scholarships’ and follow the activation steps for the Vanier CGS
- Choose the start date that matches the date stipulated by the agency in the offer
- At Western University the annual value of an award is divided into three equal installments and each is pre-paid to the award holder’s Student Center account at the start of every term (September, January and May).
- The Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) have harmonized their post-award policies, where possible, for research training programs and have incorporated these policies into a harmonized Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder's Guide. These policies became effective September 1, 2016 and the Guide is available on NSERC's website. The Guide applies to Tri-Agency research training awards such as Vanier CGS, NSERC PGSD/CGSD, SSHRC DF/CGSD, CIHR CGSD and all CGSM. It contains all the forms that training award holders and the University need to facilitate post-award activities allowed by the Tri-Agencies.
- Access and review your Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder's Guide and comply with the regulations governing use of the award.