Research Support for Students

Post Graduate Scholarships

CGS M – Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s

Application deadline is December 1st, 2017 before 8:00 p.m. (ET). (closed)

To apply, applicants must complete and submit an application using the Research Portal. If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be submitted by the following business day before 8:00 p.m. (ET). The Research Portal will instruct applicants to select up to five institutions where they intend to hold the award.

A completed CGS M application will include the following: 

  1. Completed online application (Includes Identification, Summary of Proposal, and Activity Details)
  2. Outline of proposed research (as PDF attachment);
  3. CGS M Canadian Common CV (uploaded as a confirmation number);
  4. All official academic transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (as PDF attachment)*;
  5. Two completed reference assessments; invitation is initiated through Research Portal and referee complete the form electronically.

* registered students must provide official transcripts showing Fall 2017 registration

More information about CGS M eligibility, application and adjudication procedures can be found on the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s website; please contact Office of Research and Graduate Studies for additional support.

Nova Scotia Research & Innovation Graduate Scholarships

This scholarship is open to research graduates at Nova Scotia universities for innovative work aligned with or advancing Nova Scotia priorities. The objectives of this award are to attract and retain top-quality research graduates, as well as to encourage exploration, discovery, and innovation.

Current Nova Scotia Research & Innovation Graduate Scholarship Program CBU-DAL arrangement secures an allotment of awards to be made available to applicants who are entering a thesis-based graduate program at Dalhousie University in September of 2018 or January of 2019.

Eligible students are required to have attained a first class 3.7 grade point average in each of the two most recent years of studies, have applied for admission to a Dalhousie program by March 15, 2018 (individual departments/programs may have earlier deadlines) and intend to undertake their research within one of the Nova Scotia priority research areas under the direction of a Dalhousie supervisor and a CBU co-supervisor. Potential CBU co-supervisors are required to have Dalhousie adjunct status with the department in which the applicant has registered.

Applicants should be in communication with Dalhousie and the department to which they are applying to ensure they adhere to all regulations, processes and deadlines required.

Supervisors are also hereby notified that any applicants, who are interested in being included in the CBU-Dalhousie partnership allotment, must submit the application package to the CBU Office of Research and Graduate Studies at

CBU Application deadline is January 23rd, 2018 – 8:00 p.m. (AT)

The applications will be adjudicated for recommendation for a NSRIGS. Recommendations will be forwarded to Dalhousie University as the institution responsible for issuing and announcing these awards.

A completed NSRIGS application will include the following: 

  1. Personal Data
  2. Research Alignment with NS priority research areas
  3. Justification (completed by department)
  4. Project Summary (completed by student)
  5. Proposed Research (completed by student)
  6. Achievements (CV style completed by student)
  7. Confirmation Letters
  8. Transcripts

More information about the scholarship can be found on the NSGS website; please contact Office of Research and Graduate Studies for additional support. NSRIGS CBU-DAL APPLICATION FORM.

Research Awards

NSHRF Scotia Scholars Award (Undergraduate)

The Scotia Scholars Awards provide financial non-refundable financial support of $5,000 for 8 months to high caliber research trainees engaged in health research at Nova Scotia universities. The objective of the Scotia Scholars Award is to support the development of the next generation of highly qualified researchers and leaders in Nova Scotia health research enterprise, and to encourage continued interest in health research careers. Funded applicants have the distinct honour of carrying the designation of Scotia Scholar.

Application deadline is February 1st, 2018 – 2:00 p.m (AT).

To apply, applicants must complete and submit an application using the NSHRF Grants Management System (GMS). Be sure to carefully review all application requirements, as outlined in the 2017-18 Scotia Scholar Award (Undergraduate) Application Requirements (PDF).

A completed NSHRF SSA application will include the following: 

  • Completed online application.
  • Project description (one page).
  • Research Expertise and Potential (one page).
  • NSHRF Undergraduate Applicant Resume/CV Format.
  • All official academic transcripts (as PDF attachment):
  • Two Letters of Reference, one Academic and one Leaderships:

Applicants must arrange for 2 letters of reference (one academic and one leadership) to be emailed directly from the referee to their institutional contact prior to the application deadline. Letters provided via the applicant will not be accepted. (This is the only component of the application completed outside of the Grants Management System.)

More information about the scholarship can be found on the NSHRF Scotia Scholars Awards website; please contact Office of Research and Graduate Studies for additional support.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) 

Internal deadline: February 15th, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. (AT)

The Office of Research & Graduate Studies is now receiving applications for the 2018 summer competition for NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards.

Students currently in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of their program at CBU in a NSERC-funded discipline in the natural sciences (currently biology, chemistry, mathematics and psychology) or engineering are eligible to apply for the award. Priority will be given to third-year students. Additionally, in the natural sciences, priority will be given to those students intending to complete an honours degree in their final year. A minimum academic average of 80% is required in the last two (2) years of study.

Please review more information on the eligibility and the application process on NSERC website. Applications must be completed online; in addition to the student completed part of the application (Form 202 Part 1), an official academic transcript must be obtained by the student, scanned and saved as a PDF document and uploaded to the NSERC online site. Applicants are encouraged to speak to potential supervisors after completing Part 1 of the application.  The potential supervisor will require the student’s name and the NSERC assigned reference number in order to complete Form 202 Part 2.

Applicants are required to submit to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, by February 15, 2018 a statement describing their previous research experience, and explaining their future plans for a research-based career and why receiving this award would be important to them. This statement should be no more than one page in length.

Please contact Office of Research and Graduate Studies (902 563-1832) for more information.