Tools and Resources | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Tools and Resources

Awards Information Sessions & Other Resources

Information sessions for the 2022/23 external government-funded scholarship competitions. (These information sessions are intended for students who are enrolled in or planning to pursue graduate studies.)

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

CIHR typically hosts information sessions for trainees on awards in Health Research early each September. These are designed to assist participants with the different awards funding opportunities requirements and answer questions on how to apply.

Details for 2022 information sessions will be posted when available.

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

NSERC typically hosts information sessions for Doctoral and Post-doctoral Awards early each September. Details for 2022 information sessions will be posted when available.

Please also reference the NSERC application playlist via Youtube for complete details on applying for the NSERC CGS/PGS-D and CGS-M.

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 hosts the CGS-M competition for all three agencies: NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR.

NSERC typically hosts question and answer sessions for the CGS M program in November. These information sessions are for NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR CGS-M applicants. These 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. Participants are asked to watch the videos in advance and come to the Q&A session with specific questions in mind.  Please attend any of the sessions that best suits your schedule. Registration is not required.

Details for 2022 information sessions will be posted when available.

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.