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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) scholarships and fellowships

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) provide financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in doctoral programs in natural sciences and engineering. 

  • Description

    There are two types of NSERC Doctoral awards administered through a single application:

    • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS-D)
    • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships - Doctoral (PGS-D)
  • Value and Duration
    • Alexander Graham Bell Canada CGS-D: $35,000 a year (for two or three years)
    • NSERC PGS-D: $21,000 a year (for two or three years)
  • Eligibility

    To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date, candidates must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
    • Intend to pursue, in the following year, full-time graduate studies and research at the doctoral level in an eligible program (see Eligibility Criteria) in one of the areas of the natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC.
    • Have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 24 months (between four and 36 months if admitted to the doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program) of studies (full-time equivalent) in the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding.
    • Not hold, or have held, a scholarship or fellowship from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR to undertake or complete a doctoral program.

     For full eligibility criteria, and detailed instructions, please visit NSERC’s official website.

  • Deadline