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Students may only apply to one of the Federal Granting Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR) in a given academic year.
Most federal awards applications are created and submitted online. However, as graduate units must conduct their own internal review and selection process, it is imperative that you contact them well before the online application is due to inquire about specific departmental deadlines and requirements.
Please note there are no prior departmental deadlines for the CGS Master's competition, and applicants must only adhere to the December 1 online application deadline.
Students may hold a maximum of four years of funding from the federal councils (NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR) at the post-graduate level.
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program
Vanier CGS-—A Tri-Agency Award
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) Program
New for Fall 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) Programs. The Tri- Agencies have recently launched the first phase of the harmonization, which includes a new common CGS D webpage, harmonized application timeline and program descriptions.
More information on the CGS-D program including eligibility, application process, and selection process is posted on the new Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program webpage. Application information specific to the University of Toronto will be posted in mid-July.
SSHRC Impact Awards
The five annual
SSHRC Impact Awards (Gold Medal, Talent Award, Insight Award, Connection Award, Partnership Award) recognize the highest achievements in social sciences and humanities research, knowledge mobilization, and scholarship supported by SSHRC.
The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who, at the nomination deadline, holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship (including, but not limited to, a Canada Graduate Scholarship, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship ,or Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship). For more information on the application process and eligibility, visit the
SSHRC Talent Award page.
Each institution may submit only one nomination for each Impact Award in each category in a given year.
See previous SSHRC Impact Award winners.
The Government of Ontario supports three major award programs for graduate studies at U of T: