The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded by the CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC granting agencies that supports high-calibre doctoral students in all academic disciplines.
See the CGS-D website for details on doctoral eligibility
To be eligible at the University of Calgary, you must have achieved a first-class average of 3.5 or higher in the last two years of study.
If you are a licensed health/allied health professional pursuing a PhD and are eligible to apply for a Tri-agency Fellowship (ie CIHR Fellowship), you will not be considered for a Tri-agency doctoral scholarship through the University of Calgary competition.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inform the Faculty of Graduate Studies of any potential changes that may impact your funding.
University of Calgary internal deadline to submit through the appropriate Tri-agency portal is October 1.
When a deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted until midnight local time on the first business day following the deadline date.
As the application deadline approaches, delays may occur due to a high volume of users on the application portal, which may prevent the timely submission of your application. Requests to submit late applications will not be accepted.
If you are not currently a registered student, please refer to the CGS-D website to submit directly to the funding agency.
Tri-agency - Doctoral Notice of Intent (NOI) submission benefits:
- Receive copies of your official transcripts formatted for the application
- Invitation to attend workshops for preparing an application with the best chance of success
- Enables your department/program to align you with their mentoring initiatives
- Go to your Student Centre and click the link Apply for Awards tab on your home screen.
- Select the Tri-agency Notice of Intent - Doctoral
Deadline is August 2, 2023
You are required to include official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions that you have attended, including the University of Calgary, even if no grades were assigned or you did not complete the degree.
If you submitted an NOI, the Graduate Scholarship Office will compile all your listed transcripts from your UCalgary Student File and format them into one file as required by the application portal.
If you did not submit an NOI, you are responsible for compiling copies of your official transcripts on your own.
We will email the PDF file to you by September 22, and you will have to upload it to your application by the October 1st application deadline according to the application instructions
It is your responsibility to ensure the transcripts attached here are correct, complete, legible once uploaded and in the correct format. Review the final version of your online application before it is submitted.
If you have not received your transcripts
We are unable to respond to any emails requesting updates on the status of your request prior to September 23, as this delays the overall process. If there are any concerns with your transcripts, you will be contacted.