Tri‑Council CGS‑D

Doctoral applications to Tri-Council funding occurs in several separate competitions over the fall of each year, with applications frequently being subject to departmental and/or university-level review.

SSHRC, CIHR and NSERC doctoral competitions each have their own eligibility and application requirements. This may include specific priority research areas for each funding body which may change year-over-year. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review funding opportunity announcements, award criteria and application preparation documentation available on each respective site. Links have been provided to the post-graduate funding pages of the respective agencies below.

NSERC PGS-D/CGS-D Internal Application Submission/Review Process

Applicants must obtain official hard copies of their transcripts and provide them to FGS in a sealed envelope.  The scholarship liaison officer in FGS will scan and upload the transcripts to the appropriate Tri-Council application portal. This must be completed before the initial submission deadline.  Applicants must enter the Scholarship Liaison Officer’s information within research portal as the designated individual to upload their transcript. For the 2018/2019 competition, the individual is Courtney Collins, fgs.slo@dal.ca.

Reference letters are uploaded directly to the research portal by the referees. They must be submitted before the initial submission deadline.

Submitted applications will be downloaded by FGS from the research portal, evaluated for completeness, and forwarded to departments for ranking. Departments typically have up to one week to complete the review process, and often request for students to provide PDF copies of their applications in advance of the student submission deadline.

Ranked applications are subsequently returned to FGS and then forwarded to university-level review committees, which evaluate submitted applications based on Tri-Council criteria and recommend which applications move forward to the national competition.  University-level rankings may also be used to identify prospective candidates for additional internal awards. Applicants intending to pursue studies at Dal are strongly encouraged to coordinate with their departments to participate in the Harmonized Scholarship Process using their CGS-D application.

Note that Indigenous applicants who self-identify and provide consent within the application form to share this information with their institutions and NSERC, are normally recommended for consideration at the national level.

CIHR: Doctoral Research Awards (DRA/CGS-D) Internal Application Submission/Review Process

Applicants must complete their application through ResearchNet. Applications must be submitted by the internal deadline indicated.

Transcripts must be official (issued by the registrar’s office) and cannot be printed from an applicant’s personal institutional account. Applicants are, however, able to obtain official transcripts and upload them directly without submission through FGS.  Please review complete transcript requirements in the application instructions on the CIHR website.   

Dalhousie does not review applications internally prior to CIHR submission, providing additional time for applicants to prepare their material.  As a result, there is limited opportunity for corrections to incomplete applications.  

Applications may be reviewed institutionally to identify prospective candidates for other awards. Applicants are strongly encouraged to coordinate with their departments to participate within the Harmonized Scholarship Process using their CGS-D application.

SSHRC: Doctoral Fellowship & CGS-D Internal Application Submission/Review Process

Applicants must complete their application and submit the documentation directly to their department/program of interest.

Official transcripts must be submitted, in sealed envelopes, directly to the department with the completed application material.

SSHRC requires letters of appraisal to be completed by referees and returned to the applicants  directly. The referees must seal the envelope and sign over the seal. The un-opened, sealed envelope must be submitted by the applicant to the department/program with the rest of the application material. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the application preparation guidelines on the SSHRC website.

Following the department deadline, applications will be reviewed and ranked internally within the department and forwarded to FGS for university-level review.  Institutional reviews identify applications that will be submitted for consideration at the national level and may be used to identify prospective candidates for other institutional awards. Applicants are strongly encouraged to coordinate with their departments to participate within the Harmonized Scholarship Process using their CGS-D application.

 

The following internal deadlines apply for the 2018/2019 academic year. These timelines are typically consistent year-to-year. Please reach out to your prospective department/program to confirm the department-level deadline.

Agency

FGS Submission Deadline

Department Ranking to FGS

FGS Submission to Agency

NSERC

October 1, 2018

October 5, 2018

November 25, 2018

CIHR

September 28, 2018 – Due in ResearchNet

October 2, 2018

SSHRC

November 14, 2018 – With Departmental Assessment

January 9, 2019