Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Program – CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's Program (CGS-M) is administered jointly by three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

$17,500 for one year, non-renewable

December 1 of each year

*If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be submitted by the following business day before 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Complete applications must be submitted by the deadline using the research portal

For more information regarding the eligibility criteria and application process, please visit the  CGS-M website.

Transcripts must be official.  Official transcripts are defined as transcripts issued by the Registrar's Office. Transcripts from other sources, such as those printed from the student's account on the institution's website, are not official.

For University of Ottawa transcripts only, you may submit a PDF copy of your UO transcript available via uoZone.

Up-to-date transcripts are defined as transcripts dated or issued in the fall session of the year of application (if currently registered) or after the last term completed (if not currently registered).

If you have not provided the up-to-date official transcripts needed to determine whether you have achieved a first-class average in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent), your application will be deemed ineligible.

If your previous institution does not provide transcripts because of the pandemic, you can submit, in lieu of a transcript, a letter bearing the official institution seal/stamp or a letter signed by the dean of graduate studies or an equivalent confirming 1) their program of study, 2) their registration status and 3) the fact that the institution does not provide transcripts. In this case, the unofficial transcript will be accepted.

If your transcripts include transfer credits from another institution, the original transcript with the grades shown should be included, or your application may be deemed ineligible.

Opening the envelope to scan the transcript will not render it unofficial for the CGS M competition.

Retain the paper copy of any uploaded transcripts, as you may be asked to provide it for verification purposes.

The University of Ottawa acknowledge that the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may hinder the ability of some institutions to provide applicants with official and up-to-date transcripts in advance of the deadline date, particularly at institutions which do not currently provide official electronic versions of these documents. Thus, we will show as much flexibility as possible in terms of the transcripts.

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