Current scholarship notices
Canada Graduate Scholarships Masters 2014 Competition (CGS M)
Deadline Date has been extended to December 5, 2013
Beginning, September 2013, the Tri-Council has implemented a new model of delivery for a harmonized Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Master’s Award as the first step in on-going efforts to unify and simplify processes related to programs common to CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC. Details on the harmonized CGS M program can be found at the Canada Graduate Scholarships
Highlights of the new harmonized process for the CGS-M at Memorial can be found at the following link
All recipients of Tri-Council scholarships shall be eligible for a $5000 Deans Excellence award; this is applicable to all new recipients awarded in 2014 and beyond.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship/J. A. Bombardier Canada Graduate
Scholarship (CGS)Doctoral Scholarship Competition and the CGS
Master’s Scholarship Competition
Details regarding the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships/J. A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Doctoral Scholarship competition and the CGS Master’s Scholarship competition are now available on SSHRC’s website at http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca. One new section that should be pointed out on SSHRC’s homepage is called Resources. This section provides helpful information and tips for those completing an application and provides an understanding of the adjudication and awarding process.
Memorial’s quota for this year’s SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship/CGS Doctoral Scholarship competition is 19. For the doctoral applicants applying through the university, the deadline for receipt of applications to the School of Graduate Studies (original plus one photocopy) is November 15, 2013. For students applying directly to SSHRC, the deadline is November 6, 2013. The application process for the SSHRC Doctoral competition has not changed from last year.
This year, the 2013-2014 SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s program has changed. Information regarding this program can be reviewed at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp. One change that should be mentioned is that all students must submit their CGS M application online using the Research Portal. Students should indicate the names of the universities (up to five) where they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal.
The deadline date for the CGS M competition has been set for December 1st, before 8:00 p.m. (ET). Because this date falls on a Sunday, CGS M applications will be accepted on Monday, December 2, 2013, before 8:00 p.m. (ET). Memorial’s quota for the CGS Master’s Scholarship competition this year is 16.
CIHR - Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Awards Competition
Information regarding the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Awards competition is now available. This year, the process has changed and the details regarding the CIHR CGS Master’s Awards can be found on CIHR’s website at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca under Opportunities. All students submitting an application for the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Awards must submit online using the Research Portal.
Students should indicate in their application the names of the universities (up to five) where they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal. Applicants who have selected Memorial as their university of choice will have their applications reviewed by our university selection committee and this committee will select the top two recipients, which is Memorial’s quota for 2013-2014. These applications are no longer forwarded to CIHR to be reviewed at the national level. Students receiving offers from multiple universities will have three weeks from the date of the announced results to indicate their choice
The deadline date for the CGS M competition has been set for December 1st, before 8:00 p.m. (ET). Because this date falls on a Sunday, CGS M applications will be accepted on Monday, December 2, 2013, before 8:00 p.m. (ET).
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Student Awards of Merit - 2014
School of Graduate Studies deadline date: November 15
Applications are now being accepted for the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Awards of Merit. There will be three awards available in the amount of $2,500 each. These awards will be awarded to women graduate students in the Atlantic Provinces who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining an exemplary academic record. The winners of this award will be announced at the Annual SWAAC Conference in Saint John, New Brunswick, in May 2014.
To be eligible for nomination, candidates must be women who are registered in the Master’s or PhD programs at Memorial University and who has outstanding academic performance along with evidence of leadership qualities. The application would consist of biographical data, curriculum vitae, official academic records, and three letters of reference. For further information, please visit their website at www.swaac.ca.
Only one candidate will be nominated by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Awards and Medals Committee of the School of Graduate Studies.
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
School of Graduate Studies Deadline Date: November 12
Applications are now invited for the 2014 Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships. These scholarships, valued at $40,000 per year for a maximum of three years plus up to an additional $20,000 annually to support research-related travel, will be awarded to support up to 15 outstanding doctoral students per year in the areas of social sciences and humanities. These scholarships will be awarded to doctoral candidates who are pursuing research in the area of present-day concerns and touching upon one or more of the following four themes of the Foundation: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada in the world, and people and their natural environment.
To be eligible for nomination, candidates must be Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who will be applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities, or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at Memorial University. Foreign nationals applying or pursuing full-time doctoral studies at Memorial University are also eligible to apply. We can also nominate a candidate who is pursuing a doctorate degree at another university.
The selection criteria will focus on: (1) academic achievement at the level of the most competitive scholarship programs in the world; (2) an outstanding ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars; and (3) an intention to work in an area related to one or more of the four themes of the Foundation, and a desire to contribute to public dialogue around these themes.
The PDF application form and full guidelines regarding eligibility and application procedures are available at www.trudeaufoundation.ca. The complete application should consist of (1) PDF application; (2) official transcripts of all post secondary studies; and (3) three letters of reference (two letters from academic referees and one letter from a non-academic referee).
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) & Alexander Graham Bell
Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Competitions
The application process for the 2013-2014 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) and Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) is a fully electronic on-line submission process. For the first time, this year there are separate processes and deadlines for doctoral and master’s award competitions.
Information regarding the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral Competition application process is available on NSERC’s website at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca.
As before, the process allows applicants to electronically invite their referees to complete the Report on the Applicant and attach it to the application. It again requires that transcripts be uploaded by a designated person. Thus, departments will appoint a person to act as its university designate whose role is to attach the applicant’s official University transcript(s) (in PDF) electronically.
All required electronic attachments must be completed prior to the School of Graduate Studies deadline date since students will not be able to submit their application online until all items are attached. This includes the free form section, reference letters and transcripts.
In order to meet NSERC’s November 25th deadline, doctoral applications must be received online by the School of Graduate Studies by midnight on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
The application process for the 2013-2014 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s program has changed. Details are now available on the revised program and can be found on NSERC’s website at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp. You may note the following changes. Applications will be made online at which time the applicant may select up to five universities where they wish to hold the award. There will no longer be direct applications to NSERC. The applicants themselves will be required to upload transcripts.
Please note that the internal deadline date for the CGS M competition given online is December 1st, before 8:00 p.m. (ET); however, since this date falls on a Sunday, CGS M applications will be accepted up until Monday, December 2, 2013, before 8:00 pm.
Mackenzie King Scholarship (OPEN)
Deadline: February 3
The MacKenzie King Scholarships (Open) are available to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in postgraduate studies in any field of study, in Canada or elsewhere. Students, who are currently registered at a university, or have most recently graduated from a university, must submit their scholarship application to their home university by the deadline date. For more information on how to apply and application forms, please visit their web site.
Mackenzie King Scholarship (TRAVELLING)
Deadline: February 3
The MacKenzie King Scholarships (Traveling) are available to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in postgraduate studies in international or industrial relations aspects of law, politics, and economics, in the United States or the United Kingdom. Students, who are currently registered at a university, or have most recently graduated from a university, must submit their scholarship application to their home university by the deadline date. For more information on how to apply and application forms, please visit their web site.
External scholarship notices of upcoming deadline dates
The external funding sources found listed on this section are not an all inclusive listing of awards. This site contains information on awards for which the School of Graduate Studies has received notification. Although the listing is updated as often as possible, we ask that you contact the individual agencies for the most up-to-date scholarship information and application forms.
For External Scholarship information for the current month please visit:
The links to the three National Funding Agencies
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Grants for Research and Study in Germany and North America (DAAD) -
Deadline dates can be obtained from the website www.daad.org/.
Other external funding links