Information for CGS-M Applicants

Memorial University has a sizable allocation of NSERC CGS-M scholarships. These scholarships are funded through the federal government and are intended to support exceptional graduate students in the studies in the natural sciences. Several students in the chemistry department are funded through this program. Under NSERC's new guidelines, the recipients of these awards are now selected by the university through an internal ranking process. Students may apply at up to 5 universities. Submitting your application to multiple institutions increases your chances of receiving an award. A comprehensive list of universities where you can hold an NSERC CGS-M is available here. You may apply to hold at award at a university you do not attend, but you must be admitted by

The value of the award is $17,500. CGS-M recipients at Memorial receive receive an additional $5,000 Dean's Excellence Award.

You should complete your application on NSERC's website. You should indicate Memorial as one of your proposed host institutions. You are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor for help preparing your application and writing your research project description.

For more information, see this presentation by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.


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