Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

NEW for 2019 - Canada’s three federal granting agencies, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have been working together to harmonize the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) Program. This exercise is driven by the desire to remove barriers, have consistent processes across the three agencies and to simplify the application and adjudication processes. In the first phase of the CGS D harmonization included a new common CGS D landing page, as well as a harmonized timeline and program description. 

Canada Graduate Scholarships and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program 

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program (CGS D) — Alexander Graham Bell and the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships - Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in programs in the natural sciences or engineering.


CGS D — Alexander Graham Bell : $35,000 per year; PGS D: $21,000 per year


The University of Ottawa has extended the application deadline to Wednesday, October 23, 8 p.m.

Important notice

Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both a CGS D scholarship and an agency doctoral award. CGS D scholarships are offered to top-ranked eligible applicants.

Please consult the description and application criteria for each of the scholarship (CGS D — Alexander Graham Bell and NSERC PGS D) since there might be some differences.  

The application form is completed and submitted online via NSERC's website.


The Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (CGS D)
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral program (PGS D)

* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.

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