CIHR Strategic Masters Award

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (December 14, 2023)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Amount: $17,500

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies

The purpose of the CIHR Strategic Master's Award program is to provide financial support to scholars who are engaged in an eligible master's program in Canada and that are relevant to specific CIHR priority research areas. This support allows these scholars to concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.

Research Areas

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas:


  • December 14  


  • $17,500 for one year


  • See CIHR Strategic Masters Award for details
  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) as of the application deadline date
  • full time graduate program must include a significant research component that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit that is merit/expert-reviewed at the institutional level as a requirement for completion of the program.
  • no more than 18 months in program as of Dec. 31st with a minimum of 12 months of study remaining upon award activation
  • not be currently holding a CGS M scholarship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC however you can apply for both this opportunity and the general TriCouncil CGS M

Application Process

Q&A sessions for master’s students  the new CIHR Strategic Master’s Award program. This session will be dedicated to an overview of the program and a question-and-answer session. Participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions during the presentation through MS Teams when they sign into the session.

If you are interested in participating, we invite you to register for the session.

Date, Time & Duration

(*additional time may be allocated as needed)

Language of Session

MS Teams Q&A Session Registration


Registration Deadline

·   Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
·   Time: 2:00 pm, ET
·   Duration : 1 hour *


MS Teams Registration Link


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

We encourage you to read the Strategic Master’s Award Funding Opportunity webpage and bring your questions at the webinar.