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


Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D)

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships - Doctoral (PGS D)


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.


CGS D: $35,000 per year (for two or three years)

PGS D: $21,000 per year (for two or three years)


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 obtained a grade of A- (3.7 on a 4.3 scale) average or greater in each of the last two completed years of study.

For full eligibility criteria, visit the NSERC official website.

Internal deadline:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by 4 p.m.


All official transcripts from each university you have studied at and listed on your application, including your current program, must be received by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) by October 11 in order to be uploaded in time for the applicant to submit their application by October 15, 2017. Students are unable to submit their application until all transcripts are uploaded to their application by SGPS.

Transcripts must be received in an original university envelope with the university seal and/or signature across the flap.

Note: The university designate is Kurshid Dain and the email address is

How to apply:

Eligible current and prospective students register, complete NSERC’s Form 201 and submit it using NSERC’s online application system.

For more detailed instructions, please visit NSERC's official website.

Next steps:

All application files are accepted, reviewed and processed by SGPS before submission to NSERC.

The results of the competition will be released by NSERC in March.