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Carleton students are encouraged to consider applying for an external award to help finance their graduate studies. These awards are provided by an organization, agency or council outside of Carleton and require a separate application — often 1 full year before the award begins. If you receive an external award, you must promptly report it to the chair/director/graduate supervisor of your department/school/institute. As some of these external agencies limit the total amount of scholarship funding you receive and limit the number of hours you may work, your offer of funding and subsequent funding packages may be modified in order to meet their regulations. Please refer to the award holder’s guide of the relevant external agency for the terms and conditions of your external award.

Maximum Hours of Work for External Award Holders

Carleton University students who hold an external award are permitted to work a maximum of 520 hours during their award period.  If you begin your award:

  • in the summer term, your 520 hours are from May 1-April 30.
  • in the fall term, September 1 – August 31.
  • in the winter term, January 1 – December 31.
  • If you hold a multi-year award, your hours will begin at the beginning of a new award cycle.

Co-op and External Award Funding

External award recipients may be eligible to continue to receive their funding and be on an official co-op for up to two terms provided they remain registered full-time in their program during these terms and meet all other requirements for the award. An optional third work term may be approved under exceptional circumstances. Students are responsible for reviewing the requirements for each award to ensure they are eligible. Any questions can be directed to Jenna McConnell Jenna.McConnell@carleton.ca.

For details on officially approved co-op programs, please visit: https://carleton.ca/co-op/

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Value $5,000 per term
Duration 2 or 3 consecutive terms
Eligibility Students pursuing graduate studies at the master’s or doctoral level at Carleton. See full criteria, info. about the application process and application documents on the OGS website.
Deadline Application deadline is November 15th. Referee deadline is December 1st

Tri-Council Funding

All Tri-Council award holders, please read THIS GUIDE.

CGS Master’s awards

Please read all information you receive from the Tri-Council about these awards very carefully as there are strict deadline dates by which you have to respond if you are planning on accepting! Please note that the formatting applied to the Summary of Proposal text box of the CGS M application is not correct in the Portable Document Format (PDF) version generated at the preview stage. This will make it appear that the font size and spacing between paragraphs is incorrect. This is a preview error only, and will not affect the font size or spacing of the information within the submitted application. You are asked to proceed normally with the completion and submission of their applications as the agencies explore solutions to address these PDF viewing issues. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

Note: You must have at least an A- average in order to apply.

You will want to watch this video on instructions on how to complete a reference assessment form.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Value  $17,500 to $35,000 per year $17,500 to $35,000 per year $17,500 to $35,000
Duration   1-3 years 1-4 years
Eligibility  A degree in science or engineering
Available only to programs of study that include significant research training An exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity
Deadline  Master’s: Dec. 1, 2022, 8:00pm (ET)

PhD: Sept. 26, 2022, 11:59pm (ET) (submit through the NSERC online portal).

Applications submitted online after this date will not be considered. Referee letters must be attached to your application before you can submit..

Master’s: Dec. 1, 2022, 8:00pm (ET)

PhD: Sept. 30, 2022, 11:59pm (ET) (complete the application on the SSHRC website).

Applications submitted online after this date will not be considered. Referee letters must be attached to your application before you can submit.

Master’s: Dec. 1, 2022, 8:00pm (ET)

PhD: September 30, 2022, 11:59pm (ET) (complete the application on the CIHR website).

Applications submitted online after this date will not be considered. Referee letters must be attached to your application before you can submit.

A progress report is required at the end of each year to continue with your award. Click here for the report. Please send this form to FGPA (NOT the funding agency.) A progress report is required at the end of each year to continue with your award. Click here for the report. Please send this form to FGPA (NOT the funding agency.)

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship  
Value  $50,000 per year
Duration 3 years
Eligibility Full-time PhD students who are recommended by their department. Normally candidates are coming to Carleton from elsewhere in Canada or internationally
Deadline Students will be notified if they have been nominated (Departments must submit to Jenna McConnell in FGPA by September 13, 2022 11:59pm (ET)

MITACS

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 15 years.

Mitacs Accelerate
Funding starts at $15,000 for research internships with industry or non-profit partners. Grad students and postdoctoral fellows can apply any time.
www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate

Mitacs Elevate
$57,500 annual grant for two-year postdoctoral fellowships with industry or non-profit partners. Fellows also receive research management training. The call for postdoc applications is issued twice a year.
www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate

Mitacs Globalink
Travel funding for research projects with international universities. Senior undergrad and grad students can apply any time.
www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-award

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is intended to support world class, Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers, who will become the research leaders of tomorrow. These are highly competitive awards, designed for exceptional candidates who are almost ready to apply for a faculty position. Details relating to the internal Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition are available here and details relating to the competition as a whole are available on the Banting website.

Women’s Health Scholars Award

The Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Awards Program was established with the support of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars studying women’s health. The program aims to establish a research community that meets or exceeds internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence in its creation of new knowledge about women’s health and its translation into improved health for women, more effective health services and products for women, and a strengthened health care system.

Note that any sponsoring university may submit no more than two applications per award level (master’s and doctoral), to a maximum of four applications in all.  It is therefore expected that sponsoring universities will prescreen applicants.

Anyone wishing to submit an application for an Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award must meet our University’s submission deadline of  December 1. 2021. Please send your application to jenna.mcconnell@carleton.ca

Here is the 2022 application form. Here is a renewal form for doctoral award holders. Details about this award are available by clicking here.

Autism Award

The Autism Scholars Awards Program was established with the support of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars studying autism. The program aims to establish a research community that meets or exceeds internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence in its creation of new knowledge concerning child autism, and its translation into improved health for children through more effective services and products for children with autism, and thereby adds to the province’s capacity in diagnosis and assessment of autism and the quality of its treatment system. Note that any sponsoring university may submit no more than two applications per award level (master’s and doctoral), to a maximum of four applications in all.  It is therefore expected that sponsoring universities will prescreen applicants. For more details, click here.  Click here for an application form. Deadline: December 1, 2021 to jenna.mcconnell@carleton.ca

Dan David Scholarship

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields. Details about qualifications and how to apply are available here. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2022.

Google PhD Fellowships

The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to  computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Full eligibility and application details can be found here. Applications for the 2023 program will open in September 2022 and close at the end of September 2022. Students cannot apply directly to the program, they must be nominated by Department Chair.

Polanyi Awards

To honour the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Ontario Government established a fund to award John Charles Polanyi Prizes annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their careers and at Ontario universities. The prizes, each of which is valued at $20,000, will be conferred in the fall of 2022. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science, broadly defined.

More information and eligibility criteria are available by CLICKING HERE. The application form is available by CLICKING HERE and should be sent to jenna.mcconnell@carleton.ca. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2021.

CSA Group Scholarships

CSA Group launched a graduate scholarship for Masters students in 2019. This scholarship is $10,000 per year for a maximum of two years with the purpose of supporting graduate students in the pursuit of research related to standards. The thesis can be conducted in any field (e.g. engineering, social sciences, health sciences) and must include standards as a component of the research.  Applications are due March 31st and more information can be found on this website https://www.csagroup.org/scholarship/

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Competition

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) support high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions. Supplements of up to $6,000 are available to active CGS (master’s or doctoral) or eligible Vanier CGS holders to help offset the costs of undertaking research studies outside Canada for a defined period.

Full details are available here: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSForeignStudy-BESCEtudeEtranger_eng.asp. Please submit your application to jenna.mcconnell@carleton.ca. The June 2022 Competition Internal Deadline is May 27, 2022. The October 2022 Competition Internal Deadline is September 26, 2022.

MINDS Master’s Scholarships for Indigenous Students

The Department of National Defence (DND) has partnered with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to deliver the Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) scholarship initiative. The MINDS program is committed to fostering the next generation of security and defence scholars in the Canadian academic community and to encouraging a strong Canadian knowledge base in contemporary defence and security issues.

The MINDS Master’s Scholarships for Indigenous Students, valued at $17,500, are award supplements offered to successful Canada Graduate Scholarship—Masters (CGS M) applicants who self-identify as Indigenous and whose studies relate to defence and security.

Interested students must apply via the CGS M application form, and must complete the MINDS supplement module, which includes a personal statement and a statement of thematic relevance. To apply, see the MINDS program description. The application deadline is December 1, 2021.

Storwell’s Foster Children Bursary Program

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. Application deadline is Sept. 1.  Find out more.

Bertram Scholarship

In recognition of the growing importance of good governance to all Canadian institutions, the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research is offering up to three annual Bertram Scholarship of $15,000 to PhD students registered at Canadian universities. The scholarship will support the work of students who are conducting research into governance as part of their doctoral research project. To qualify for the scholarship, the doctoral research project should focus on a topic directly related to organizational governance, including for example:

  • The importance of effective boards in enabling good decision-making and improving the functioning of Canadian institutions;
  • Governance issues of interest to Canadian boards of public, private, government-agency and not-for-profit organizations;
  • The role of corporate governance in enabling positive societal impacts;
  • Governance best practices through the Canadian perspective.

For full details on the Bertram Scholarship, visit the CFGR website. The deadline for the 2022 application is May 18, 2022.