Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [NSERC], the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR] and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC] are granting graduate scholarships in Canada. Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral [CGS D] and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral [NPS D] are available for pursuing PhD degree level. Scholarships are provided in the field of natural sciences or engineering. The highest-ranked PGS D applicants will automatically be considered by NSERC for a CGS D. The Canadian citizens or a permanent resident of Canada who holds, or expect to hold (at the time you take up the award), a degree in science or engineering from a university whose standing is recognized by NSERC can apply.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are available in the field of natural sciences or engineering.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [NSERC], the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR] and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC].
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada
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Eligibility: To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date, you must:
–be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
–hold, or expect to hold (at the time you take up the award), a degree in science or engineering from a university whose standing is recognized by NSERC (if you have a degree in a field other than science or engineering, NSERC may accept your application at its discretion);
–intend to pursue, in the following year, full-time graduate studies and research at the doctoral level in an eligible program in one of the areas of the natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC; and
–have obtained a first-class average (a grade of “A-“) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
To be eligible to apply:
a: you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 24 months of studies (full-time equivalent) in the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or
b: if you were admitted into a doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program (you were never registered in a master’s program), you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between four and 36 months of studies (full-time equivalent) in the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding;
c: you must not have previously taken up an NSERC PGS B, PGS D, CGS D, IPS 2, or a Vanier CGS; and
d: you must not hold, or have held, a CGS D or Vanier CGS from either CIHR or SSHRC.
-You will be eligible for only a two-year CGS D/PGS D, if:
a: you previously held a two-year PGS A or IPS 1;
b: you previously held a one-year CGS M or PGS M plus a PGS M Extension; or
c: you have completed more than the full-time equivalent of 12 months of your doctoral program (24 months if you were admitted to the doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program) as of December 31 of the year that you apply for the CGS D/PGS D.
-To hold these awards, you must:
a: be registered full-time in a doctoral program at an eligible university;
b:take up the award in May following the announcement of the results if, as of December 31 of the year of application, you completed 24 months of studies in the program for which support was requested (36 months if you were admitted to the doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program).
Scholarship Open for International Students: Canadian students can apply for the scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to high caliber scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS D. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. NSERC encourages interested and qualified Aboriginal students to apply.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for two or three years (CGS D/PGS D support will not extend beyond the 52nd month of your doctoral program).
What does it cover? Total offer is of -CGS D: $35,000 a year (for two or three years)
-PGS D: $21,000 a year (for two or three years)
Selection criteria: CGS D/PGS D applicants are evaluated and selected according to the criteria in the following categories:
Scholarships and awards held
Duration of previous studies
-Research ability or potential
Quality of contributions to research and development
Relevance of work experience and academic training to field of proposed research
Significance, feasibility, and merit of proposed research, and justification for location of tenure
Ability to think critically
Ability to apply skills and knowledge
Initiative and autonomy
Enthusiasm for research
Determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time
-Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities
The ability or potential to communicate scientific concepts clearly and logically in written and oral formats. For example, this could include:
quality of the application’s presentation;
participation in preparing publications; and
awards for oral presentations or papers.
-Professional and relevant extracurricular interactions and collaborations. For example, this could include:
organizing conferences and meetings; and
elected positions held.
Notification: NSERC notifies applicants whose applications were submitted to NSERC of the results by mail by March 31. NSERC will not provide results by telephone or e-mail.
How to Apply: –To apply for these scholarships, you must complete and submit Form 201 on-line. Read the instructions on how to complete Form 201.
-There is a single application and selection process for the CGS D and the NSERC PGS D. The top-ranked applicants will be offered a CGS D, and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS D.
-If you are offered a CGS D, but decide to take your award to an eligible foreign university and are eligible to do so, you must decline the CGS D and accept a PGS D award in its place. How you apply depends on your status at the application deadline date and/or your registration status in the year of application. You must apply either through a Canadian university or directly to NSERC.
Scholarship Application Deadline: NSERC must receive all applications from Canadian universities by November 25 of each year.
If applicants are applying directly to NSERC, their application must be submitted electronically to NSERC on or before October 15.