Doctoral Scholarships

Scholarship competitions for students currently in-program within a doctoral degree have varied eligibility criteria and competition deadlines. Tri-Council Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral Program (CGS-D) competitions typically occur over the fall semester with internal department-level deadlines and rankings. Please note that the majority of additional scholarships are awarded through a Harmonized Scholarship Process. Students who participate in the CGS-D competition within a given academic year are strongly encouraged to submit a Short Form Application to the Harmonized Scholarship Process to ensure they are considered for a range of scholarships for which they may be eligible.

Scholarship Enrollment Eligibility Criteria Deadline
CGS-D < 24 months in-program by December 31 Contact departments for internal deadlines
Vanier* Please see competition details September/October
Trudeau* Please see competition details September/October
African Nova Scotian Graduate Open to new students and those < 12 months in-program by April 30 Harmonized
Bader* < 24 months in-program (2-year eligibility) or <36 months in-program (1-year eligibility) by April 30 Harmonized
Indigenous Graduate Open to new students and those < 12 months in-program by April 30 Harmonized
Vitamin* <12 months in-program by August 31 Harmonized
Eliza Ritchie <12 months in-program by August 31 Harmonized
Killam Level 2* <24 months in-program by April 30 Harmonized
President’s Award* Automatic consideration (no application required) n/a

* International students are eligible for these scholarships/awards.