TriCouncil (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) Masters

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2022

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


  • December 1st*  (there is no internal deadline)
    *If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be submitted by the following business day before 8:00 p.m. (ET).


  • $17,500 for one year


  • CIHR: 2 award
  • SSHRC: 6 awards
  • NSERC 4 awards


  • See Graduate Scholarships - Master's Program for details
  • Canadian or Permanent Resident
  • full time graduate program with a significant research component
  • no more than 12 months in program as of Dec. 31st
  • acheived first class average (GPA of 3.5) in each of the last two years completed

Application Process

NSERC is hosting the following question and answer sessions for the CGS M program:


Playlist - Scholarships & Fellowships program application tutorials:


For more information, please visit Graduate Scholarhsip -Master's website.

  • Selection process for CGS master’s students
  • Under this model, students will submit applications to the CGS program via the NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR Research Portal. The agencies will make the proposals available to up to three of the institution(s) to which the applicant intends to apply for admission for his or her master’s studies (incoming model).
  • The selection process will move from a two-stage process to a one-stage process. The institution(s) receiving the CGS applications will manage the selection process and award the CGS scholarships (the agencies will no longer conduct centralized, national selection processes for the master’s program).