Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

  1. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

NSERC graduate scholarships are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. There is a single competition for both Post Graduate Scholarships (PGSs) and Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGSs) at each of the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. The strongest applicants in each level of competition are awarded CGS awards while other successful applicants receive PGS awards.

Masters level scholarships are for one year. The PGS-M award is valued at $17,300 and the CGS-M at $17,500.

Doctorate level scholarships are for two or three years. The PGS-D award is valued at $21,000 per year while the CGS-D is valued at $35,000 per year.

Additional details are available on the NSERC website. Local submission details are described below.

In some cases, students doing health-related research for their graduate degrees may also be eligible to apply for scholarships provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and/or Research Manitoba. Students working in these areas are advised to discuss this possibility with their thesis supervisor or advisory committee members.