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SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s (CGS-M) Awards

($17,500)

Are you planning to pursue a graduate degree in the social sciences and humanities or are currently in your first-year of a master's program? If so, consider applying for the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Program: Master's Award worth $17,500.

The Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Program: Master's Award program seeks to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students in the social sciences and humanities who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

 

Application Deadline

Eligibility

How to Apply

Resources

Review Procedures & Selection Process


Questions or Concerns

 

Application Deadline

Students are to complete their application on-line through the Research Portal by
December 1, 2016.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • be enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission* to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation;
  • respect the internal deadline to apply for admission for your intended program of study. Contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or its equivalent) at the selected Canadian institution(s) for more detailed information;
  • have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in:
    • the master’s program for which you are requesting funding; or
    • the direct-entry doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or
    • the combined master’s-doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or
    • a master’s program that was or will be fast-tracked to a doctoral program, and you are requesting funding for the first 12 months of this doctoral program; and
  • not have previously held a CGS M; note that for CIHR and NSERC, scholarship support for graduate studies (master’s and doctoral) is limited to a lifetime maximum of four years (48 months) of full-time equivalency. If you have received the maximum support toward your graduate-level studies by any of the three federal granting agencies, you may not be eligible to apply for a CGS M.
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); and
  • submit a maximum of one scholarship application per academic year to either CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC (the Research Portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to five institutions – refer to Application Procedures).

Eligibility of Degree Programs: An eligible graduate program must have a significant research component. A significant research component is considered to be original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit that is merit/expert reviewed at the institutional level as a requirement for completion of the program. Master’s programs that are based only on course work are not eligible since they do not include a significant research component.

Subject Matter Eligibility: Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship proposals may involve any disciplines, thematic areas, approaches or subject areas eligible for SSHRC funding. To see if you subject matter qualifies for SSHRC funding please review the Subject Matter Eligibility web page and/or Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency web page.

Please refer to the Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Program web page for more information about eligibility.

 

How to Apply

Apply on-line through the Research Portal.

Resources

Read testimonials/Stories of past award recipients:

Review Procedures & Selection Process

Applications will be received and reviewed by a selection committee at the proposed university/universities where you wish to hold your award, as listed on your application. Each university with an allocation will select award recipients based on their quota. Vancouver Island University (VIU) has received an allocation to offer one SSHRC CGS-M award to a successful candidate who wishes to study at VIU. If you listed multiple universities on your application then if selected, you may receive multiple SSHRC CGS-M offers; however, you can only choose one. Award recipients will have a maximum of three weeks to accept or decline an offer.

Notice of decisions will be distributed by all universities during the first week of April.

Questions or Concerns

For additional help, advice or questions please contact:

Lyn Locke, Committee Support.

Updated: August 18, 2016