Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship & NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, 2013/14

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada [NSERC], the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR] and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC] are granting Graduate Scholarships in Canada. Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral [CGS D] and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral [NPS D] are available for pursuing PhD degree level. Scholarships are provided in the field of natural sciences or engineering. The highest-ranked PGS D applicants will automatically be considered by NSERC for a CGS D. The Canadian citizens or a permanent resident of Canada who holds, or expect to hold (at the time you take up the award), a degree in science or engineering from a university whose standing is recognized by NSERC can apply.. Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to high caliber scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS D. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. NSERC encourages interested and qualified Aboriginal students to apply..  The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date, you must:
· be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
· hold, or expect to hold (at the time you take up the award), a degree in science or engineering from a university whose standing is recognized by NSERC (if you have a degree in a field other than science or engineering, NSERC may accept your application at its discretion);
· intend to pursue, in the following year, full
· time graduate studies and research at the doctoral level in an eligible program in one of the areas of the natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC; and
· have obtained a first
· class average (a grade of “A
· ”) in each of the last two completed years of study (full
· time equivalent).
·  To be eligible to apply: a: you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 24 months of studies (full
· time equivalent) in the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; or b: if you were admitted into a doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program (you were never registered in a master’s program), you must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between four and 36 months of studies (full
· time equivalent) in the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding; c: you must not have previously taken up an NSERC PGS B, PGS D, CGS D, IPS 2,* or a Vanier CGS; and d: you must not hold, or have held, a CGS D or Vanier CGS from either CIHR or SSHRC.
· You will be eligible for only a two
· year CGS D/PGS D, if: a: you previously held a two
· year PGS A or IPS 1*; b: you previously held a one
· year CGS M or PGS M plus a PGS M Extension; or c: you have completed more than the full
· time equivalent of 12 months of your doctoral program (24 months if you were admitted to the doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program) as of December 31 of the year that you apply for the CGS D/PGS D.
· To hold these awards, you must: a: be registered full
· time in a doctoral program at an eligible university; b:take up the award in May following the announcement of the results if, as of December 31 of the year of application, you completed 24 months of studies in the program for which support was requested (36 months if you were admitted to the doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program).
Benefits of the scholarship:  Total offer is of -CGS D: $35,000 a year (for two or three years) -PGS D: $21,000 a year (for two or three years)
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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