The CCC Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (CGS-D) & NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (PGS-D)
The Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (CGS-D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program (PGS-D) provide financial support to scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. There is only one application for both awards; the CGS-D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a PGS-D. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields.
CGS D: $35,000 a year (for two or three years)
PGS D: $21,000 a year (for two or three years)
The CGS-D is available to students studying in Canada while the PGS-D is available to students studying both in and outside of Canada.
To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
- intend to pursue, in the following year, full-time graduate studies and research at the doctoral level in an eligible program in one of the areas of the natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC. For more information, please consult the Eligibility Criteria for Students and Fellows.
Note: For degree programs you have completed, provide the date on which all the requirements of your degree were met, including the successful defense and submission of the corrected copy of your thesis (in accordance with your institution's regulations). It is not the conferred or convocation date indicated on your transcript. The Scholarship Liaison Officer (SLO) may be asked to confirm the date the degree requirements were met.
Note: You may submit only one application per year to one granting agency.\
There are multiple application deadlines to keep in mind:
If you are applying through your institution, there is an internal deadline that your institution sets for receiving applications. The deadline for applications submitted through the University of Winnipeg is October 15.
If you are applying through your institution, the Faculty of Graduate Studies must receive your application through the NSERC On-line System. The institution will review all applications, rank them, and then send recommended applications to NSERC. The institution is responsible for notifying you whether your application is forwarded to NSERC.
- If you are making a direct application NSERC, your application must be submitted electronically to NSERC before 8:00 pm (ET) on October 15.