Note:  In recognition of the possible disruption caused by the COVID-19, CIHR has proceeded with an update related to accessing official and up-to-date versions of transcripts. This update, amongst other things, informs you that CIHR will not be automatically rejecting applications that include unofficial transcripts if official transcripts cannot be obtained for the Fall 2020 competition for the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Awards (CGS D) program. Applicants should contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies to determine whether an official transcript can be provided. Submission of an application will continue to serve as a formal attestation that the applicant has provided true, complete, and accurate information in the application and its related documents. We recommend that you consult the information displayed at this link.

Also, in response to questions received about institutional signature requirement for the CGS D competition, CIHR would like to clarify these are not required at time of application (only those of Supervisor(s) listed on applications are required). For further instructions on the submission of Doctoral applications, consult the following link: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38887.html.

For any additional questions, please contact with CIHR Contact Centre at the following email address: support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Master’s Students

Master’s students submit a common application form for all three Tri-council agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR). You will want to watch this video on instructions on how to complete a reference assessment form.  Please fill in this form if you have been given an award.

Value

$17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable

Deadline

Online master’s applications should be completed by Dec. 1, 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year

Eligibility and Application Details

The latest information is available on the Tri-Agency website. You must have at least an A- average to apply. 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

PhD Students

CIHR graduate training awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a graduate degree in a health related field. CIHR supports health research in:

  • bio-medical research
  • clinical research
  • health systems and services research
  • health of populations, societal and cultural dimension of health
  • environmental influence on health research

If you are uncertain about whether to send your PhD application to SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR, please visit this website.

Value

The value of the Canada Graduate Scholarships and Doctoral Research Awards range from $17,500 to $35,000 and some have a research allowance.

CIHR offers many scholarships tied to specific research interests for which current offerings can be found on the CIHR website.

Deadline

Submit to leslie.main@carleton.ca by October 1, 2020 for the 2021-22 academic year. Referee letters must be attached to your application before you can submit.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for a CIHR award if you:

  • have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity
  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • have obtained a grade of A- in each of the last two completed years of study
  • are not applying in the same academic year to SSHRC or NSERC.

For full eligibility requirements, please visit the CIHR website. Please note that CIHR uses the date of degree completion to determine your eligibility and you are not eligible for these awards if you are entering a qualifying year of study. Also, Carleton University students who hold a CIHR 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

Applications

Applications for CIHR awards are available through the CIHR website. Applications for doctoral awards should be sent to leslie.main@carleton.ca. PhD awards will be evaluated directly by CIHR.