Scholarships & Awards


2020-21 MSE Departmental Awards


Student submission deadline: July 20, 2020
Value: Varies
Level of study: MASc/PhD candidates
Required Legal Status: Domestic (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) or International

Note: Applicants must submit their online application by the graduate unit deadline.

Application package:

 –  Single PDF file (Applicant_complete_name.pdf) with the following information:
  1.  One page explanation of how your research fulfills the general restrictions outlined below – include a title for your research area.
  2. Unofficial ACORN transcript (plus copies of graduate transcripts from previous universities attended)
  3. CV
  4. Signed Financial Need Assessment Form: must complete this form if applying for awards classified as “Need-based”
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MSE Contact

Graduate Studies Office
mse.grad@utoronto.ca


2021-22 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship


Student submission deadline: Sept 17, 2020
Value/Duration: $50,000 per year for three years
Level of study: PhD candidates
Required Legal Status: Domestic or International
Results: Early April 2021 directly from Vanier

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health. The Vanier CGS program strongly encourages candidates to pursue their studies beyond the university that granted their previous degree(s).

Visit the School of Graduate Studies website for more information on how to apply.


2021-22 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral)


Student submission deadline: EXTENDED Oct 1, 2020
Value/Duration: CGS D – $35,000 per year for 36 months; NSERC PGS D – $21,000 per year for 36 months;
Level of study: PhD candidates
Required Legal Status: Domestic (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
Results: April 2021 directly from Tri-Agency

The Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The program aims to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-calibre doctoral students at Canadian institutions. By providing support for a high-quality research training experience to awardees, the CGS D program strives to foster impacts within and beyond the research environment. 

Visit the School of Graduate Studies website for more information on how to apply.

Note: Enter “Susset M Perez” as the MSE Designate Person to upload transcript for online application.


2021-22 Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program (CGS M)


Student submission deadline: December 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET) 
Value/Duration: $17,500 for one year 
Level of study: MASc candidates
Required Legal Status: Domestic (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
Results: April 2021 via Research Portal

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The Tri-council allocates CGS M awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually. CGS M awards can only be offered to students pursing graduate studies at eligible Canadian Universities and the award must be held at the university that has made the offer. 

Visit the School of Graduate Studies website for more information on how to apply.