Students interested in applying for the Tri-Agency CGS-D competition are encouraged to sign up and attend the following virtual information session:
Virtual SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Information Session
Thursday, September 16th, 2021
2 pm to 3:30 pm
Registration required to attend click here to sign up for the session: https://bit.ly/3fOc59c
In this virtual session, Sara Sealey, Awards Officer for the Faculty of Graduate Studies, will provide information on the Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS-D) competition for SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR. The presentation will include information on completing applications, transcript requirements, and hints and tips for successful applications. The session will end with a Q & A with students/attendees. Support staff and faculty are always welcome to sign up for this session, as well!
Please note that this session will be recorded; even if you cannot attend the session, please sign up, and a link to watch the recording of the session along with a copy of the presentation slides will be emailed to all who signed up, even if they did not attend.
Prior to the session, attendees should read and familiarize themselves with the CGS-D requirements at this link if they have not already done so:
THE NSERC CGS-D AND PGS-D APPLICATION IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FROM SSHRC AND CIHR. FOR NSERC THE INSTUTITION YOU ARE APPLYING TO MUST UPLOAD YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS TO YOUR APPLICATION PRIOR TO YOUR SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE.
AS SUCH, THERE ARE TWO DEADLINES APPLICANTS SHOULD NOTE FOR THIS COMPETITION ONE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS BY THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES, AND ANOTHER DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF YOUR COMPLETE APPLICATION ONLINE VIA THE NSERC APPLICATION SYSTEM
(1) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2021:This is the deadline for submission of your official, academic transcripts to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba. All official transcripts for your application must be received by this date so that we may facilitate the upload to your application in a timely fashion. Additional details on obtaining your official transcripts below.
(2)FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2021 at 11:59 pm: Once the transcripts have been uploaded to your application via the NSERC portal, this is the deadline for submission of your complete, submitted NSERC CGS-D/PGS-D application via the online portal.
Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for both the CGS-D and PGS-D awards. If successful please note only one award, either the CGS-D or PGS-D, will be awarded - not both.
Application forms can be found online at the following link:
The University of Manitoba's internal deadline to submit applications via NSERC's on-line system is Friday, October 1st, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered.
Applicants must submit the following items to the Awards Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies on or before Friday, September 24th, 2021.
1. Submit official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions you have attended. EVEN IF YOU ARE A NEW UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA STUDENT WHO HAS JUST STARTED THEIR PROGRAM IN FALL 2021 TERM, AND YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY GRADES ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT, PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST STILL SUBMIT AN OFFICIAL U OF M TRANSCRIPT SHOWING YOUR CURRENT REGISTRATION AT THE UNIVERSITY.
FOR TRANSCRIPTS FROM UNIVERSITIES LOCATED IN CANADA & THE UNITED STATES INCLUDING THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA: only official transcripts produced by the University that arrive at the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) in sealed and endorsed envelopes (stamped over the back flap) will be accepted. These can either be sent to us via regular mail. Alternatively, if your previous institutions are not issuing hard copies of official transcripts at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but they can email the official transcript, that is certainly acceptable! Emailed transcripts can be sent directly to:
Charlie Barber, Awards Assistant email: Charlie.Barber@umanitoba.ca
If the official transcript is emailed, it must arrive to Charlie via email directly from the issuing institution to be considered to be official. The email must not pass through the hands of the applicant/student.
NOTE: Web print outs or unofficial copies of transcripts will not be accepted.
FOR TRANSCRIPTS FROM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA: certified true copies are acceptable. These can be obtained from your home department. Each page of the transcript(s) must be signed by the department and they can email them to Sara Sealey, Awards Officer, at the email address above. Please contact the administrative support person in your home department to request these documents to be emailed to Sara.
All official transcripts submitted in hard copy can be sent to:
ATTN: Charlie Barber
Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Again, please note the transcripts must be submitted to Charlie Barber no later than Friday, September 24th, 2021.
And, please ensure you submit your NSERC on-line application by Friday, October 1st, 2021
Late submissions will not be considered.
Contact: Charlie Barber, Awards Assistant email address still working remotely: Charlie.Barber@umanitoba.ca
Updated: August 3rd, 2021