Tri-Council graduate funding

Generous scholarships are provided to graduate students from Canada's three major granting agencies: the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Students are strongly encouraged to apply for funding from one of these councils whose research mandate is most closely aligned with their own graduate programs.

UNB students applying for a Tri-Council scholarship have access to application guides and workshops providing tips on the application process, procedures and guidelines. To further support student applications to the Tri-Council agencies, the School of Graduate Studies has developed a handy Tri-Council Application Guide to help students navigate the application process, and also provides coaching, review and editing services for students as they develop their applications. 

Fore more information on the application process, attend an upcoming workshop, check out our tips for applying and review our Tri-Council Application Guide.

Applying for CIHR funding? Check out some information for students.


Leading up to the scholarship application season, workshops are available both in person and online, hosted by the School of Graduate Studies.

Application deadlines

Jan. 26 - NSERC 2018 Summer Undergraduate Student Research Awards: Undergraduate students looking to grow their interest or fully develop their research potential are able to apply for a winter term work experience researching along side a faculty member on projects currently underway around our campus.

Successful applicants will be earning a bi-weekly salary, while gaining valuable experience in research and exploring the life of early career researchers.

For more information, see the NSERC USRA program, find a faculty member to work with, and apply now!