Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in master’s or doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS will be offered to the top-ranked applicants at each level (master’s and doctoral) and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS. 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. Since total NSERC scholarship support is limited to a maximum of four years full-time equivalence, scholars are encouraged to complete their studies in an expeditious manner.
To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date -You must: be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada -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 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 -You must not have previously taken up an NSERC PGS B, PGS D, CGS D, IPS 2, or a Vanier CGS; and you must not hold, or have held, a CGS D or Vanier CGS from either CIHR or SSHRC -Have obtained a first-class average (a grade of “A-”) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).