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External Funding for Graduate Students

Scholarships by source  

Government Funded Scholarships
  • Federal government: SSHRC, Vanier Scholarship
  • Provincial government: FRQSC, PBEEE
Private-Sector Funded Scholarships
  • Foundation: Trudeau Scholarship 
  • Organization: e.g., MITACS

For Detailed information on external funding opportunities: Contact Graduate Awards Office (GAO) and School of Graduate Studies (SGS). You can also contact Dolly Grewal, advisor for external awards. 

Always check the relevant website for detailed information on eligibility and evaluation criteria, and follow all instructions carefully regarding the application materials and procedure. 

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship:  
  • $50,000 per year for 3 years
  • For world-class doctoral students
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • High standard of scholarly achievement
  • Open to international students
  • Requires endorsement from the Department
  • Application deadline: September 13. 
Trudeau Foundation Scholarship:
  • $40,000 per year for 3 years 
  • Open to international students  
  • Fields of research: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World, People and their Natural Environment  
  • Pre-selection application forms should be sent to SGS
  • Application deadline: September 25.
 PBEEE: Programmes de bourses d'excellence pour étudiants étrangers
  • V1 Doctoral competition: $25,000 per year for up to 3 years
  • Only eligible during the first 9 terms of studies 
  • Cannot be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident - for international students only
  • Students must submit the pre-selection application to the Department 
  • Requires endorsement from the Department 
  • Application deadline: July 31,2017
SSHRC Doctoral Scholarships: 
  • Eligibility: Canadians only (citizen or PR)
  • SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship: $20,000/year for up to 48 month
  • SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship: $35,000/year for up to 36 months
  • Value and duration rules: e.g., applicants who will have completed between 5 and 16 months in the program by December 31st of the year of application may receive 36 months of funding 
  • Application deadline due to the department is October 20. Application form is filled out online and the hard copies should be sent to the department. The department evaluates and ranks applications and then University nominates candidates.
SSHRC Masters: 
  • Eligibility: Canadians only (citizen or PR)
  • SSHRC CGS Masters Scholarship: $17,500 total for 12 months (non-renewable)
  • Have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent).
  • Application deadline due to the department is December 1. Application form is filled out online and the hard copies should be sent to the department. The department evaluates and ranks applications and then University nominates candidates.
FRQSC: 

Good news: recent policy change in eligibility! FRQSC allows Quebec residents to apply if at least 6 months have been spent in Quebec, regardless of citizenship status. This means that all second-year and more senior students are eligible. 

  • Applications go to FRQSC (no internal evaluation)
  • Apply directly on the agency’s portal: FRQnet
FRQSC Doctoral Awards:
  • Have to have spent less than 15 full-time terms in program by April 2018 
  • $21,000/year for up to 12 terms 
  • Limited to first 15 terms in program 
  • Deadline: October 18
FRQSC Master's Awards: 
  • Have to have spent less than 3 full-time terms in program by April 2018 
  • Minimum GPA requirement: 3.7
  • $17,500/year for up to 6 terms 
  • Limited to first 9 terms in program 
  • Deadline: October 11, 2017

Relevant GradProSkills workshops:

GPLL465-Fund writing strategies for masters and doctoral students

GPLL468-NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR doctoral funding programs: information session for applicants

GPLL72-Fund writing peer review SSHRC

More Useful links:

Perform a customized awards search by selecting what are you studying, where are you studying, and where are you from.

Scan awards on IEFA's searchable directory.

Search awards based on your nationality, host country and program of study.

More resources: 

The Universities Canada Scholarship Resource database manages scholarship programs and distributes millions of scholarship dollars to students pursuing post-secondary education including scholarships to international students.

The Government of Canada International Scholarship Program web site lists Canadian scholarship programs for non-Canadians wishing to study and conduct research in Canada.

The Scholarships Canada database is an extensive database to find scholarships, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

 

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