2012-2013 NSERC ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL CANADA
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (CGS) AND NSERC
POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (PGS) COMPETITION
The NSERC-CGS and PGS Application forms for the 2012-13 competition are now available on
the NSERC web-site: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-
The competition for NSERC CGS and PGS awards is open to Canadian citizens or permanent
residents of Canada who (1) intend to pursue, in the following year, full-time graduate studies and
research at the Master’s or Doctoral level in an eligible program (see Eligibility Criteria) in one of
the areas of the natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC; (2) hold, or expect to
hold (at the time you take up the award), a degree in science or engineering from a university
whose standing is recognized by NSERC (if you have a degree in a field other than science or
engineering, NSERC may accept your application at its discretion); (3) have obtained a first-class
average (a grade of A- or GPA of 3.7 or above) in each of the last two completed years of study
Saint Mary's University has been allocated 8 NSERC Postgraduate Nominations for 2012-13.
Students eligible to apply through Saint Mary’s University must complete their application (Form
201) on-line and submit OFFICIAL transcripts from each University attended to the Faculty of
Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) Office. Students may submit UNOFFICIAL Saint
Mary’s University transcripts. The University Scholarship Liaison Officer, Heather Taylor
(Heather.Taylor@smu.ca), will have access to all submitted on-line applications and is the
“University Designate” for uploading transcripts.
The on-line process will allow applicants to electronically invite the reviewers to complete the
Report on the Applicant and attach it to the application. Applicants will be notified when a
reviewer has accepted to evaluate the application. The University designate, Heather Taylor, will
also be invited to attach the applicant’s university transcripts (in PDF) electronically to the
There is an on-line tutorial available to assist with the application process as follows:
The deadline for receipt of completed applications (on-line) and supporting documents
(official transcripts) at the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Office is Friday,
October 21, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
If students have any questions about this competition they may contact Heather Taylor, Graduate
Studies Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Phone: 902-420-5069; E-Mail:
Heather.Taylor@smu.ca or Susan Dore, Science Advisor, Dean of Science Office, Phone: 491-
6214; Email: Susan.Dore@smu.ca.