Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program in Canada, 2016

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Applications are invited for Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program from Canadian students. Applicants to the CGS M Program must be enrolled in or have applied for full-time admission to, an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian university with a CGS M allocation. Scholarships of $$17,500 are awarded for up to 12 months, non-renewable. The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all disciplines. Scholarships support high-quality research in a wide variety of disciplines and areas, which are divided into broad fields of research (health, natural sciences and/or engineering, and social sciences and/or humanities).

Course Level: Scholarships are available for an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian university with a CGS M allocation.

Scholarship Provider: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, you must:
-be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
-be enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation. Note: Applicants who are not currently enrolled in their intended graduate program must submit an application for admission by the deadline for their intended graduate program or by March 15, whichever comes first;
-have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in: the master’s program for which you are requesting funding; or the direct-entry doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or the combined master’s-doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or a master’s program that was or will be fast-tracked to a doctoral program, and you are requesting funding for the first 12 months of this doctoral program; and
-not have previously held a CGS M;
-have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); and
-submit a maximum of one scholarship application per academic year to either CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC (the Research Portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to five institutions – refer to Application Procedures).
-Applicants are not eligible to receive or accept a CGS M offer from an institution where they are not currently enrolled in, nor have applied for admission to, an eligible program of study.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Canadian students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada (refer to Eligibility). This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields. The CGS M Program supports up to 2,500 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the institutional level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the institution at which they intend to hold their award using the Research Portal. Eligible Canadian institutions receive a CGS M allocation indicating the number of students to whom they can offer scholarships; these allocations are divided by broad fields of study: health, natural sciences and/or engineering, and social sciences and/or humanities.

Number of award(s): The CGS M Program supports up to 2,500 students annually in all disciplines.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded for up to 12 months, non-renewable.
What does it cover? The value of scholarships is $17,500.

Selection Criteria: The merit review of CGS M applications will be carried out by institutions with an allocation and will be based on the following evaluation criteria:
-Academic Excellence
-Research Potential
-Personal Characteristics and Interpersonal Skills

Notification: Institutions will establish a list of applicants to whom awards will be offered as of April 1. The offers of awards will be made using the Research Portal, where applicants will have 21 days to accept or decline the offers. Should some of the offers be declined, institutions may make subsequent offers until they have no awards remaining. These subsequent offers must be made no later than January 31, 11:59 p.m. (ET) of the following calendar year. If the deadline for offers of awards falls on a weekend, offers must be made by the following business day before 11:59 p.m. (ET).

How to Apply: To apply to the CGS M Program, applicants must complete and submit an application using the Research Portal. The Research Portal will instruct applicants to select up to five institutions where they intend to hold the award. Applicants must only select institutions where:
-they are currently admitted or enrolled full-time in an eligible program of study and intend to pursue their studies; or
-they will apply for full-time admission to an eligible program of study by the deadline set for their intended graduate program or by March 15, whichever comes first.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1.

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