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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Awards


The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and funding to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree, allowing them an opportunity to gain research experience. There are two programs administered through a single application:

  •   The Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS-D) for study in Canada
  •   The Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) for study abroad

For complete eligibility and evaluation criteria, interested applicants must review the official CIHR criteria.


Both the CGS-D and the DFSA are of equivalent value (maximum $35,000 per year for three years).


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - deadline to obtain institution signature

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - deadline to apply to funding agency

Candidates interested in applying for the CIHR Doctoral Award must submit their application through ResearchNet.

For full eligibility criteria and application procedure, please visit the official website: Canadian Institutes of Health Research.