AWARDS ON THIS PAGE
- Autism Award
- Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Competition
- CSA Group Scholarships
- Dan David Award
- Google PhD Fellowship
- IBM PhD Fellowship
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
- Polanyi Awards
- Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)
- Women’s Health Scholars Award
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
- 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.
Note: All award holders of research training programs covered by the Tri-agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide (TARTAHG) that end between March and August 2020 can benefit from a four-month extension, provided they meet certain conditions. Click here for more details.
Please note that, although instructions will be sent to eligible students, they must still complete an online form through the Tri-council. The deadline to submit the form is July 9th. Award extensions will not be applied to student accounts until the decisions are sent to the institution. Completing the online document is only the first step in the process.
If you have been offered an award from NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR, please complete this acceptance form asap.
All Tri-Council PhD 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PhD students applying for an NSERC award, please click here for more information about your registration status at time of application, eligibility requirements and maximum duration of scholarship support. PhD students applying for a SSHRC award, please click here for more information about your status, support at different stages of your degree, and the competition process. New NSERC PhD students, you must fill in the acceptance form provided by NSERC. Returning NSERC students, you must fill in this report.
|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||Masters: December 1, 2020
PhD: September 28, 2020 (submit through the NSERC online portal). Referee letters must be attached to your application before you can submit..
|Masters: December 1, 2020
PhD: October 1, 2020 (complete the application on the SSHRC website). Referee letters must be attached to your application before you can submit.
|Masters: December 1, 2020
PhD: October 1, 2020 to email@example.com. 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.)|
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 15 years.
Funding starts at $15,000 for research internships with industry or non-profit partners. Grad students and postdoctoral fellows can apply any time.
$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.
Travel funding for research projects with international universities. Senior undergrad and grad students can apply any time.
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (Bantings) has been officially launched by the government. The Bantings are 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. To find out more information, click here. To apply for this fellowship, click here.
Women’s Health Scholars Award
Deadline: December 1, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the 2021 application form. Here is a renewal form for doctoral award holders. (Master’s students are no longer eligible to renew their awards.) Please note that all applicants must be prescreened as no more than two applications per award level (Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral) are to be submitted by any one institution to a maximum of six applications per university. More details about this award are available by clicking here.
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, 2020 to email@example.com
PhD Students Only
|Value||$50,000 per year|
|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 Leslie Main in FGPA by Sept. 25, 2020)|
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 March 10, 2021.
IBM PhD Fellowship
IBM is pleased to announce the 2020 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship for the academic years of 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. Focus areas include the following:
• AI / Cognitive Computing
• Cloud / Open Source
• Data Science
• Internet of Things
• Quantum Computing
• Security / Cyber Security
The 2020 IBM PhD Fellowship: Outside the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a competitive stipend for living expenses, travel and to attend conferences for the two academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. Fellowship stipends vary by country.
Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. For example, nominees that are enrolled in a four year graduate program should have completed two years of their graduate program as of summer 2020 in order to benefit the most. All IBM PhD Fellowship awardees are matched with an IBM mentor according to their technical interests and are encouraged to participate in an internship at least once while completing their studies. Students receiving a comparable fellowship or internship from another company or institution during the same academic period may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.
Universities should submit nominations until late October.
For more program details and FAQs go to www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship.
For further information, see your IBM contact, visit the website above, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to display the attached program announcement in your department office(s).
Please refer to the Google PhD Fellowship Program website and FAQ for details. The fellowships open on September 1st and close September 30th. PhD students must be nominated by the department chair’s office in their field of study by September 30, 2020.
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 2021. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology
or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science, broadly defined.
To be eligible for an award, an applicant must:
1. be normally resident in Ontario;
2. have received their doctoral degree from any recognized university in the or after
September 1, 2017, or, if the doctoral degree has not yet been awarded, be confident that
they will have completed all degree requirements by May 31, 2021 (an applicant who was
on parental leave between the time of completion of the doctorate and the time of
application may have their period of eligibility extended by six months);
3. either be planning to continue to post-doctoral studies, or hold a faculty appointment, in a
recognized publicly assisted university in Ontario.
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
CIHR and NSERC will be holding an additional Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) to 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. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Details are available here: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSForeignStudy-BESCEtudeEtranger_eng.asp. You need to send your application to email@example.com by January 27.