NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships

Deadline

14 September 2021 at 12:00 pm PDT

Annual Value

$21,000

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident

Degree Level

Doctoral
 

The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS-D) program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields.

Applications to the PGS D program will automatically be considered for the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS D) award, which is offered to the top-ranked applicants; the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a PGS D award.

Fall 2021 competition deadlines:

  • Application deadline (through The University of British Columbia): Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 12:00 pm (PDT)
  • Graduate program nomination deadline (to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies): Friday, 8 October 2021 at 4:00 pm (PDT)
 

Eligibility

Complete eligibility criteria are available on the CGS-D program page (the NSERC PGS D shares eligibility criteria with the CGS D).

However, this additional eligibility criteria is specific to the NSERC PGSD:

  • Applicants may take up their PGS D at any eligible Canadian institution. They may also take it up at any eligible foreign institution, provided they have received a previous degree from a Canadian institution.
  • If an applicant is offered a CGS D but decides to take the award to an eligible foreign institution, and is eligible to do so, they must decline the CGS D to be offered a PGS D award in its place.

Refer to the NSERC PGSD program page for details.

Evaluation Criteria

Complete evaluation criteria are available on the CGS-D program page (the NSERC PGS D shares evaluation criteria with the CGS D).

Application Procedures

Refer to the Application Procedures on our CGSD webpage for detailed instructions (the NSERC PGS D shares application procedures with the CGS D).

Nomination Procedures

Refer to the Nomination Procedures on our CGSD webpage for detailed instructions (the NSERC PGS D shares nomination procedures with the CGS D).

Adjudication Procedures

Refer to the Adjudication Procedures on our CGSD webpage for details (the NSERC PGS D shares adjudication procedures with the CGS D).

Further Information

NSERC's FAQs provide helpful information for applicants.

For further information, please visit the NSERC PGS-D page.

 

 
 

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