CIHR Graduate Scholarship
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master’s or doctoral studies in health sciences.
Annual Value: $17,500 to $35,000 (depending on degree level)
Award Status: Active
- Doctoral Research Award: October 1, 2013
- Master’s CGS: December 1, 2013 by 8:00pm (EST)/ 5:00pm (PST)
Complete eligibility criteria are available on the CIHR website.
Potential applicants should be sure that they are submitting their application to the most appropriate of the three federal funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). If applicants are unsure whether they should submit their application to CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC, they should send a half-page summary of their intended research proposal to one of the agencies and ask the agency to confirm in writing (including by e-mail) if they are eligible to apply to that agency. Applicants are advised to err on the side of caution, and ask the funding agency for an assessment rather than guess or assume incorrectly.
- Permanent Resident
- Incoming students
- Continuing students
Complete evaluation criteria are available on the CIHR website.
CIHR administers several funding opportunities for graduate students.
CIHR Doctoral Awards
Applications for Doctoral Research Awards are submitted directly to CIHR. There is no university-level adjudication for these awards, though university signatures may be required for signature pages that are a part of the application. For questions regarding the signature page or how to obtain university signatures, please contact Lesley Frost (Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org).
A note about transcripts: the College of Graduate Studies may have the transcripts on file from admission applications; if so, the applicant may obtain scanned copies of these transcripts for the purpose of their CIHR application. The applicant must contact the College of Graduate Studies to confirm which transcripts are needed and to confirm the transcripts that are complete and up-to-date (degree(s) conferred, all courses include grades).
CIHR Master’s CGS Awards
The CGS-Master's programs for CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC are in the midst of a harmonization process. Competition details and the application portal are accessible via the NSERC website. The deadline for applicants is December 1, 2013.
Nomination Procedures (Master’s level applicants only):The CGS-Master's programs for CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC are in the midst of a harmonization process. For details, see: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/_doc/Students-Etudiants/CommunityEngagementUpdate-Jn2013_eng.pdf. Nomination procedures for graduate programs for the CIHR CGSM competition will be posted after the Tri-Agencies have released further details about the harmonized program.
Adjudication Procedures (Master’s level applicants only):The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (UBC-V) oversees a university-wide adjudication of all nominated applications from the master’s level competition. Adjudication committees composed of UBC faculty members will review and rank nominated applications and select which applications will be offered CIHR CGS Master’s awards.
For further information, please consult the CIHR website.
Questions: contact Lesley Frost (Lesley.email@example.com)
Last reviewed 10/25/2013 12:37:01 PM