External Funding - Current Students

For more funding opportunities, visit GPS' website.

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS M) 

OVERVIEW Awarded to excellent Canadian graduate students demonstrating academic achievement, research potential, and leadership skills in their undergraduate and early graduate studies.
VALUE $17,500
DURATION 12 months, non-renewable
DEADLINE December 1, 2022, before 8 PM E.T.

To apply to the CGS M Program, applicants must complete and submit an application using the Research Portal. Applicants should consult the following web pages:

Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program Instructions for Completing an Application

NSERC Application Portal

GPS Student Funding Information - CGSM

The Research Portal will instruct applicants to select up to three institutions where they intend to hold the award. Applicants must only select institutions where:

  • They are currently admitted or enrolled full-time in an eligible program of study and intend to pursue their studies; or
  • Applied for full-time admission to an eligible program of study by the deadline set for their intended graduate program.

Important Notes:

  • Past experience has shown that many applications not submitted in time were missing the required reference assessments. A tutorial video for Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Instructions for Completing a Reference Assessment Form is available. You are encouraged to share this link with your referees, so that their assessments are linked to the application well in advance of the deadline.
  • GPS requires all transcripts* from every university-level academic institution attended. They should be listed on the student's Canadian Common CV (CCV) and be "official" and must include transcripts to support any transfer credits.
  • For the Fall 2021 competition, unofficial transcripts will be exceptionally accepted if official transcripts cannot be obtained.
  • Incomplete or incorrect applications and late recommendations will not be accepted and will not be forwarded to the GPS Central Selection Committee.


Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D)

OVERVIEW Canada's three federal granting agencies - NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC - have come together to harmonize the CGS-D program. Its objective is to recognize and retain top-tier Doctoral students at Canadian universities demonstrating research and leadership potential.
VALUE $35,000/year
DURATION Up to 3 years
DEADLINE October 3, 2022

Any applicant wishing their application to be routed to McGill MUST indicate “McGill University” as the “institution paid” on ResearchNet when entering proposal information.




Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

OVERVIEW Prestigious awards given to Canadian doctoral students who demonstrate academic excellence and superior leadership skills
VALUE $50,000/year
DURATION 3 years
DEADLINE May 31, 2022; 5 PM E.T. TBA

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Please note that an email will go out in late May, 2022 to the IPN list serve to solicit self-nominations for the 2022 selection process.


Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Nature et Technologies (FRQ-NT)

OVERVIEW Supports the research of graduate students in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering

$17,500/year (Master's)

$21,000/year (Ph.D.)


2 years (Master's)

4 years (Ph.D.)

DEADLINE October 4, 2022; 4 PM E.T.

Current International students are eligible to apply



Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQ-S)

OVERVIEW Supports the research of graduate students in the field of health sciences

$17,500/year (Master's)

$21,000/year (Ph.D.)


2 years (Master's)

4 years (Ph.D.)

DEADLINE October 6, 2022; 4 PM E.T.

Current International students are eligible to apply




Dissertation Awards

OVERVIEW Recognize outstanding theses produced by graduate students
DEADLINE March 22, 2021 TBA
APPLICATION/MORE INFO https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students/dissertation


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