Research Support for Students

Post Graduate Scholarships

CGS M – Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s

The Research Portal is now open to receive applications for the Canada Graduate Scholarship Program at the Master’s level.

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

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 Innovation and Research 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 Innovation & Research 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 May of 2018 or September of 2018.

Eligible students are required to have attained a 3.7 grade point average, have applied for admission to a Dalhousie program by January 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. 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.

Potential CBU co-supervisors are required to have Dalhousie adjunct status with the department in which the applicant has registered.

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

CBU Application deadline is November 1st, 2017  before 8:00 p.m. (AT).

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

A completed NSIRGS application will include the following: 

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

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

NSHRF Scotia Scholar Scholarship and Awards

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.

CBU Internal Application deadline is January 9th, 2018.

To apply, applicants must complete and submit an application using the NSHRF Grants Management System (GMS). If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be submitted by the following business day before 2:00 p.m. (AT). 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.

Research Awards

Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) 

Internal deadline: February 15, 2017 (closed)

The Office of Research & Graduate Studies is now receiving applications for the 2017 competition for NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards.

Please review the information on the eligibility and the application process. Applications must be completed online and applicants are required to submit to the Office of Research, by February 15, 2017 the following documents:

  • A printed copy of Form 202 Part 1 (student form).
  • A printed copy of Form 202 Part 2 (supervisor form).
  • The original official transcript.
  • A statement describing his/her previous research experience, and explaining his/her future plans for a research-based career and why receiving this award would be important to her/him. This statement should be no more than one page in length.

Please send submissions and inquires to Research Advancement Officer, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, B212, 1-902-563-1832 or contact Office of Research and Graduate Studies for more information.