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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) scholarships and fellowships



Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D)

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships - Doctoral (PGS D)


NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) provide financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in doctoral programs in natural sciences and engineering.


CGS D: $35,000 a year (for two or three years)

PGS D: $21,000 a year (for two or three years)


To be considered eligible for support, as of the application date, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Hold, or expect to hold (at the time you take up the award), a degree in science or engineering from a university whose standing is recognized by NSERC (if you have a degree in a field other than science or engineering, NSERC may accept your application at its discretion).
  • Intend to pursue, in the following year, full-time graduate studies and research at the doctoral level in an eligible program (see Eligibility Criteria) in one of the areas of the natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC.
  • Have obtained a grade of A-minus (3.70/4.30) average or greater in EACH of the last two completed years of study.

For full eligibility criteria, please visit NSERC's official website.

How to apply:

Eligible current and prospective students wishing to apply are required to do the following:

  • Register, complete NSERC's Form 201 and submit it using NSERC's online application system by Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
  • Submit all transcripts to the Office of Graduate Studies:

Office of Graduate Studies - UOIT
Campus Corners, Suite 1400

Instructions for Applicants Completing the Application

Instructions for Referees Completing the Report on Applicant

Note: The university designate is Kurshid Dain and the email address is

For more detailed instructions, please visit NSERC's official website.

Internal deadline:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by 4 p.m.

All transcripts must be received by the internal deadline date in order to be uploaded in time for the applicant to submit their application by Saturday, October 15, 2016. Transcripts received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be uploaded before the deadline date. All transcripts must be received in an original university envelope with the university seal and/or signature across the flap. Students unable to obtain international transcripts may be able to request certified copies from the Graduate Admissions and Registration Officer(s).

Next steps:

All application files are accepted, reviewed and processed by the Office of Graduate Studies before submission to NSERC.

A University Selection Committee is established, consisting of core faculty members that have not prepared a letter of reference for the applicant. This committee will review and rank all application files.

UOIT has been given a quota of applications that can be submitted to NSERC.

The results of the competition will be released by NSERC on April 1, 2017.

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