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Scholarship Application Tips


Awards Committees

Please note that we make every effort to update the Awards Committee membership lists below as soon as possible, but the lists are subject to change. 






Conflict of Interest Policy for Awards Committees

Members of scholarship and award committees shall not review an application if the member may have, or be perceived to have, a bias or motive for or against the applicant (e.g., working or personal relationship with applicant). Upon receipt of applications to be reviewed, the committee member who is conflict shall declare the conflict to the Graduate Awards Officers and refrain from reviewing the application file. The member will assume a non-voting role on the funding decision for that applicant. Selection committee members will speak only to the information contained in the award application package, and not based on knowledge of the applicant external to the contents of the application. Members in conflict will declare such conflict where the applicant’s file is discussed during the committee meeting and refrain from speaking to, or voting on, the application.


Awards Information Sessions & Other Resources

Information sessions will be available for external government-funded scholarship competitions. (These information sessions are intended for students who are enrolled in or planning to pursue graduate studies.)

Past Sessions from 2023

Graduate Scholarship Information Session: Tri-Agencies Doctoral Awards (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS & QEII) & CGS-M (CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC)

Presenters: OGPS Awards Officers & Tri-Agencies Representative

Date:  Wednesday, September 13th 2023 at 10:00 AM 

Location: Peter Clark Hall UC001M - Center Hall & Virtually via TEAMS

We encourage students to read the competition websites in advance and come with questions.

A copy of the presentation slides may be downloaded here.

We thank attendees for respecting the Scent Awareness Policy and not wearing any of the following to the presentation: cologne, after-shave lotion, perfume, perfumed hand lotion, fragranced hair products, essential oils, and/or similar products. Our chemically sensitive attendees thank you.

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Info Sessions for Trainees in Health Research

CIHR will be offering two MS Teams Q&A sessions to trainees, postdoctoral researchers and institution staff regarding award programs that are offered. They will start by providing a quick overview of CIHR programs, however, the majority of the session will be spent answering participant questions.

CIHR will be using Slido, an interactive tool where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance to Slido, and CIHR will do their best to answer them during the session.

If you are interested in participating, CIHR invites you to register for the session of your choice.

Date, Time & Duration

(*additional time may be allocated as needed)

Language of Session

MS Teams Q&A Session Registration


Registration Deadline

·   Date: Tuesday June 13, 2023
·   Time: 1:00 pm, ET
·   Duration : 1 hour




Monday, June 5, 2023

·   Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
·   Time: 1:00 pm, ET
·   Duration : 1 hour




Monday, June 5, 2023


CIHR will email you the link to Slido one week prior to your session to the email that you use to register (therefore it is important to register by the deadline). In this email, you will also receive a PDF presentation providing a comprehensive overview of our programs. You are encouraged to read the PDF presentation slides before submitting your questions to Slido.

If you have any questions about these presentations, please do not hesitate to contact CIHR by email at


Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Doctoral and Post-doctoral Awards

NSERC will be hosting a Q&A session (via Webex) focusing on doctoral (CGS-D/PGS-D and postdoctoral [PDF]) programs on August 30th, 2022 @1:00 pm. 

Join the August 30th session

Please also reference the NSERC application playlist via Youtube for complete details on applying for the NSERC CGS/PGS-D. Participants are asked to watch the videos in advance and come to the Q&A session with questions. Registration is not required. A second Q&A session will be scheduled for the CGS-M competition at a later date.

Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) application Recourses

Guide to including Diversity Considerations in Research Design for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Award Applicants. 

SSHRC application instructions and CV instructions.

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters (CGS-M) Program (NSERC, SSHRC, & CIHR)

NSERC hosts the CGS-M competition for all three agencies: NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR. NSERC is also providing information sessions on applying to the CGS-M.

The information sessions will be hosted as live Q&A WebEx events. They are supported by a series of informational videos available on the NSERC YouTube channel. These videos are intended to completely replace the presentation portion of the NSERC sessions, allowing NSERC staff and applicants to engage in a more in-depth and detailed Q&A session than we would normally have time for. Participants should watch the videos in advance and come to the Q&A session with specific questions in mind. 

Please attend any session that best suits your schedule. Registration is not required.


Tuesday, November 7th 2023 (in English)

CIHR and SSHRC staff joining

1 pm to 3 pm (Eastern Time)


Thursday, November 9th 2023 (in French)

10 am to noon (Eastern Time)


Tuesday, November 14th 2023 (in English)

CIHR staff joining

1 pm to 3 pm (Eastern Time)


Tuesday, November 21st 2023 (in French)

SSHRC staff joining

1 pm to 3 pm (Eastern Time)


Thursday, November 23rd 2023 (in English)

CIHR staff joining

10 am to noon (Eastern Time)