For Undergraduates/Graduates

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR): Graduate Scholarships Master’s Awards

Description

The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Awards are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master’s degree in a health related field at a Canadian institution. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

Some Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients may be considered for the honour of having their scholarship named a “Canada Graduate Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela”, should CIHR deem their application to be aligned with at least one of five themes championed by Mandela: national unity; democracy; freedom and human rights; leadership; children’s participation in society; and children’s health.

For detailed information, visit Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Funds Available

CIHR and external partners financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or external partners funding not be available or be decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and their partners reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to awards received as a result of this funding opportunity.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $7M, enough to fund approximately 400 awards.
  • Trainee stipend: $17,500 per annum.
Objectives

The specific objective of the Government of Canada’s Canada Graduate Scholarships program is to help ensure a reliable supply of highly qualified personnel to meet the needs of Canada’s knowledge economy.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for all CIHR research funding programs apply. The business office of the institution of an eligible Nominated Principal Applicant generally administers CIHR funds. Refer to the Individual Eligibility Requirements regarding the eligibility requirements for individuals and institutions.

For detailed information on eligibility, visit Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Funds Available

CIHR’s and partner contribution to the amount available for this initiative is subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner funding levels not be available or are decreased for some unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner reserve the right to defer or suspend payments to awards received as a result of this funding opportunity.

Funds Available for Research in Specific Areas

In this competition, funds are available to encourage and support applications in specific areas that are aligned with CIHR’s research priority areas and mandates. Information on the research areas to be funded as well as the maximum amounts per award that can be requested is found in the “Objectives” section.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC): Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering.

Eligibility: be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; be registered, at the time you apply, in a bachelor’s degree program at an eligible university; and have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least second class (a grade of “B” or “B-,” if applicable) as defined by your university.

Link: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp

For Postdocs

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC):

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

The Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers.

Eligibility: be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada

 Link: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/PDF-BP_eng.asp

Mitacs:

  • Mitacs-Accelerate Fellowship

Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to realworld application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise. Link: http://www.mitacs.ca/accelerate

  • Mitacs Elevate fellowship

The Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship program supports recent PhD graduates to work on a joint industry-academia research project for two years. Fellows lead the collaboration and spend about half of their time at the university and half at the company. In addition, Mitacs provides the fellows with business skills training so they are well positioned to take on R&D leadership roles at the end of the program. Link: http://www.mitacs.ca/elevate