Federal funding is made up of three granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) that provide research funding for high-calibre master’s and doctoral students.
To be eligible for the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program (CGS M) students must have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the university issuing the transcripts, in the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent). At the University of Calgary, a student must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the last 2 years of study. Each institution has their own definition of first-class average. The University of Calgary does not convert scales.
Tri-agency Recipient Eligibility
The Tri-agency research training award holder’s guide governs eligibility for CGS-M, CGS-D, PGS-D, and Vanier funding offered through CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.
If you are a recipient of Tri-agency funding, you must review this guide prior to making any changes to your registration, employment etc. Contact email@example.com to inform the Faculty of Graduate Studies of any potential changes that may impact your funding.
The CGS M committee members will be drawn from the Graduate Scholarship Committee. The committee will be interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary in nature.
Each CGS M application will be reviewed by three committee members and assessed according to the Selection Criteria. Committee members will be assigned to applications based on field of research (health, natural sciences and engineering and social sciences and humanities).
Indigenous students who apply to this competition and self-identify as Canadian Indigenous (FNMI) and provide consent in their application will also be considered for the Canadian Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) - Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements
Black student researchers who apply to this competition and self-identify as Black and provide consent in their application will also be considered for the support for Black student researchers.
Conflict of Interest
Committee members will declare a conflict of interest if their relationship with the student is other than an academic one; if they supervise or have provided a letter of reference for the applicant; or if they have a direct or indirect financial interest in the application being reviewed.
Note: An administrator in the student’s program or on the student’s supervisory committee (excluding the supervisor) is not considered a conflict unless they have provided a letter of reference for the applicant.