Presentation - Doctoral scholarships - External agencies

Who - What - Where - When - Why?
  • Students with a GPA of 8.0/10 (A-) and above
  • Academic Merit Scholarships
  • Via appropriate portals
  • 8-16 months before the beginning of your program of studies
  • Substantial amounts – $15,000 minimum for one year
Being well prepared
  • Identify two professors who will write you excellent letters of recommendation
  • You will need to provide a research proposal or;
    • if your program is non-research based you will need to identify the relevant courses, provide an explanation of your choice and outline your special interests in the proposed area of studies.
    • if the output of your program is an artistic creation rather than a thesis, you will need to indicate the research component of your proposed work.
  • Many Faculties will offer workshops, mentors, information sessions, etc. to help you to write a research proposal and prepare your application.
  • Check the FGPS website regularly starting in Mid-August for up-to date information on application processes, deadlines and possible information and chat sessions that will be offered.
  • Add to your agenda the deadlines – the deadlines are firm.
Provincial scholarships
Federal scholarships
Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

INTERNAL DEADLINE: November 24, 2016

Applications are submitted via the online portal

The annual value is up to $60,000 per Scholar (including an annual travel allowance of $20,000) for up to 4 years.


The 4 themes:
  • Human Rights and Dignity
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Canada in the World
  • People and their Natural Environment


  • Full-time first or second year students registered (or in the process of registering in a doctoral program in the humanities and social sciences; and
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents registered full-time in a doctoral program in Canada, or Canadian citizens registered full-time in a doctoral program outside of Canada.  Up to one scholar in four per given year may be a foreign national registered full-time in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution.
Excellence Scholarship
  • Awarded for the duration of the external award
  • This scholarship will replace the Admission Scholarship
  • Awarded to recipients of major external awards : CIHR, FRQ, NSERC, OGS, QEII-GSST, SSHRC
  • The value of the scholarship is equivalent to the tuition fees, up to $10,000 per year
  • There is no guarantee of a matching component from the academic units (however, many academic units continue with the matching component)
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