Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)
CIHR Master's Award
The Canada Graduate Scholarships Masters (CGS-M) Awards administered by CIHR are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Masters degree in a health related field in Canada. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity. The CIHR CGSD and the CIHR CGSM are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Canada Graduate Scholarships for Master's studies are valued at $17,500 for 12 months. The CIHR CGSM is non-renewable.
CIHR Master's applicants apply through ResearchNet. Please visit CIHR for further information.
Method of submitting applications
In order to apply for the Master's Award, each applicant must determine their proper way of applying. CIHR requires that all students who are registered at a university for the Fall 2013 term, to apply through that university in order to be considered for the Master's Award. As noted in the Funding Opportunity, being "registered" includes the following: registered in any level course, or in any other capacity; for example, part-time, full-time, one course only, course not related to the master's program, or special student, medical resident, etc. Only students who are not registered with a university for the Fall 2013 term, can apply directly to CIHR. Any applications that are received that do not follow these requirements will be withdrawn.
Students applying through U of T should check with their current or proposed graduate unit regarding internal deadlines (generally in the fall)
Required signatures for CIHR CGSM application
1) Current U of T students who are conducting their research at U of T do not require signatures for the Signature of Institution Paid (page 3) or Signature of Research Institution sections (page 3) because the application will be submitted electronically through eApproval. They do, however, need to print and upload a blank signature page in order to have the task marked as complete.
2) Current U of T students who are conducting their research at a U of T affiliated institution (e.g. teaching hospital) and have indicated this on their application do not require a signature of Institution Paid section (should list U of T); however, they do require a signature from the affiliate of U of T in the Signature of Research Institution section.
3) Students who are not currently registered but who have been accepted and will be attending U of T are only required to obtain a signature for the Signature of Institution Paid section, they do not require a signature for the Signature of Research Institution section. Signatures can be obtained through the SGS Graduate Awards Office.
4) At the time of application, if the candidate has not yet been accepted into a Master's program, no signatures are required (upload a blank signature page).
For complete details regarding signatures, please visit the following link: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/22630.html#1-G2
CIHR Doctoral Research Award
Canada Graduate Scholarships for Doctoral studies are valued at $35,000 per year for 36 months.
Applicants apply directly to CIHR through RearchNet. For detailed ResearchNet instructions, please visit CIHR's website.
Required signatures for CIHR Doctoral Research Award Application
If the award is to be paid through U of T and (not a hospital) and the research is being conducted is primarily at U of T, then the U of T Research Services Office signs as 'Institution Paid', and 'Research Institution Location'.
In order to obtain the signature, the student must bring a signed application (signed by the supervisor) along with an RIS form completed and signed by both the supervisor and the chair of the administering graduate department. If research is being conducted outside of U of T, please have the institution head/director of research sign as well. The form can be electronically obtained at: http://www.research.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/documents/2012/10/ris_blue.pdf?id=41
U of T Research Services Office contact info:
Ms. Mindi Chiu
Research Funding Administrator, Health & Life Sciences
Office of Research Services
University of Toronto
McMurrich Building, 3rd floor
12 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, ON M5S 1S8