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.

Transcripts

All transcripts submitted to UNB for Tri-Council competitions must be official copies and include up to date grades and registration.

Workshops

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

Application deadlines

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

DateEventDetails
October 1 Internal Deadline for submission Students must have completed their application and submitted through ResearchNet.
October 31 National Deadline UNB must submit nominated applicants to the CGS Vanier Competition.

CIHR Doctoral Awards

DateEventDetails
September 30 Submission Deadline Applicants must have submitted their application in ResearchNet along with required documents
October 2 CIHR National Deadline Applications must be submitted by UNB to CIHR

NSERC Doctoral Awards

DateEventDetails
Otober 1 UNB Internal Deadline. Students must submit their application in the online system and provide SGS with their official transcripts
October 3-10 Departmental Review. Departments will be forwarded applications of their students who applied for review and ranking.
October 11 - November 05 University Selection Committee Review A Committee comprised of experienced faculty members from a variety of STEM disciplines will review, rank and provide comments on applications.
November 6 - 12 Review and Edits Applications selected to be forwarded to NSERC will be reviewed and feedback/suggested changes will be provided back to students by November 12
November 20 Final Internal Deadline Students forwarded to competition must re-submit their final application in the online system
November 25 National Deadline Applications must be submitted to NSERC

SSHRC Doctoral Awards

Check out the presentation slides from the SSHRC Doctoral Awards Application workshop hosted by the School of Graduate Studies.

DateEventDetails
October 15 *SUGGESTED* Department Deadline Departments must select their own internal deadline for applicants to submit applications for internal review and ranking
November 1 SGS Deadline Applications must be submitted to SGS by Departments in the desired format
November 5 - 30 University Selection Committee Review A Committee comprised of experienced faculty members from a variety of Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines will review, rank and provide comments on applications.
December 6 - 19 Review and Edits Individual feedback will be offered to students on their application. Final copies of applications must be submitted back to SGS no later than December 20.
January 9 National Deadline Applications must be submitted to SSHRC

NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR CGS-Masters Awards

DateEventDetails
September 1 Competition Open Students will be able to access the Research Portal and begin their applications.
December 3 Application Deadline Applications must be submitted by the application deadline. No late applications will be accepted.
December 12 - January 18 Departmental Review Applications will be forwarded to the appropriate Departments for review and ranking.
January 20 - February 20 University Selection Committee Review A Committee comprised of experienced faculty members from a variety of disciplines will review, rank and provide comments on applications.
April 1 Results Results will be released nation wide and students will have 21 days to accept their offers should they be offered an award