CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Awards and CGS Doctoral Awards (DFSA/CGSD)

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Overview

The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards consist of two programs administered through a single application:

  • The Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards (CGS-D) program provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada.
    • Some Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients may be considered for the honour of having their scholarship named a “Canada Graduate Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela”, should CIHR deem their application to be aligned with at least one of five themes championed by Mandela: national unity; democracy; freedom and human rights; leadership; children’s participation in society; and children’s health.
  • The Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad.

Candidates apply to the CIHR Doctoral Research Awards competition and top-ranked candidates are awarded a CGS-D or DFSA depending on the proposed location where the doctoral degree will be pursued and granted.

All candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

Value and Duration

Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards (CGS-D): $35,000 per annum

Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA)

  • Trainee stipend: $35,000 per annum
  • Research allowance: $5,000 per annum

Eligibility

Deadlines

  • Student deadline (for applications submitted through York University): October 11, 2019

How to Apply

To submit an application, please follow the online application instructions provided by CIHR.

In addition, students submitting a CIHR doctoral application through York University are required to submit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship & Tri-Council Scholarship Information Form by October 11, 2019.

Resources

FGS encourages all graduate students applying for external scholarships to consult the following guides:

Support

  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 44168
    fgsro@yorku.ca
  • Scholarship Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 33954
    fgssac@yorku.ca

Contact