NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M)

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Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) – NSERC

  • MSE Deadline: December 1, 2014 (online application closes)
  • Value/Duration: $17,500 for one year
  • Required Legal Status: Domestic Students (Canada citizen or permanent resident)

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. 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.

Eligibility to Apply

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • be enrolled in, or intend to apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian university with a CGS-M allocation;
  • have completed, as of December 31, 2014, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in:
    1. the master’s program for which you are requesting funding; or
    2. a master’s program, but are requesting funding for a doctoral program (an example is a student who is fast-tracking from a master’s to a doctoral program within 12 months of starting their master’s and is seeking funding for the first 12 months of their doctoral program); and
  • not have previously held a CGS-M award;
  • have achieved a first-class average (3.7 GPA or A- average at U of T), in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); and
  • submit a maximum of one CGS-M application per year

Application Process

When completing a CGS M application, students may select up to 5 separate universities (one graduate department per university) where they intend to pursue graduate studies and hold the award. Once completed and submitted online, the entire application will be available to all the proposed universities the student has listed. Students applying for an award at U of T will not be required to submit a paper application.

Applicants must complete and submit the online application using the Research Portal. Students should refer to the CGS M application instructions currently housed on NSERC’s website for details on how to complete their application. Additionally the Canadian Common CV (CCV) must be completed and the confirmation number uploaded into the CGS M application on Research Portal.

A completed CGS M application will include the following:

  1. Completed three-part online application: (a) Identification; (b) Summary of Proposal; (c) Activity Details
  2. Outline of proposed research (as PDF attachment)
  3. Canadian Common CV (uploaded as a confirmation number)
  4. All official academic transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (as one PDF attachment)**
  5. Completed Reference Assessments (x2) – invitation initiated and form completed electronically

** registered students, including U of T students, must provide official transcripts showing Fall 2014 registration



Ms Maria Fryman, Undergraduate & Graduate Counsellor
T: 416.978.1374 | E: maria.fryman@utoronto.ca | WB 140