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

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 7, 2020.

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 7, 2020.

Transcripts

Transcripts with your complete academic record (undergraduate and graduate studies, completed and ongoing) are required. Accordingly, applicants are responsible for collecting, uploading, and confirming legibility of previous and current (including Fall 2020 even if no grades are available) post-secondary transcripts and upload them directly on to the application portal.

Due to the pandemic, CIHR has indicated for the Fall 2020 scholarship competition, they will accept unofficial transcripts if official transcripts cannot be obtained. For details, please visit this joint news release from the Tri-Council.

To access your York University unofficial transcript, please visit the Order Transcripts Online page and request for your unofficial transcript to be emailed to you.

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