SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships Program � Master�s Scholarships by JDBmSR3

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									  Funding for Graduate Studies:
    CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships
       Master’s and Doctoral Awards
          Applicant Information




CIHR
2013-2014 Competition

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Presentation Overview
   Overview: CIHR Award Values and Durations
   Master’s Applicant Basic Eligibility Requirements
   Master’s Program Basic Eligibility
   Doctoral Applicant Basic Eligibility Requirements
   Master’s and Doctoral Application Policies
   Master’s and Doctoral Required Documents
      Transcripts
      Reference Letters
      Signatures
   Master’s: What to Submit to Your Department
   Deadlines
   Master’s Evaluation Criteria
   Doctoral Evaluation Criteria
   Results Announcements
   Resources
   GPS Online




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Overview: CIHR Award Values and
Durations
Program:      Master’s                      Doctoral

                                            $30,000/yr
Value &       $17,500                       (up to 3 years)
Duration:     (one year)                    + $5,000/yr research
                                            allowance

              Thesis: 1st or 2nd year Non-
              thesis: complete funding in
Funding in:                                  See table on slide 8
              1st year only, partial funding
              in 2nd year


Apply:        Through McGill Department Directly to CIHR

                                            May be held outside
Tenable :     Canadian institutions
                                            Canada




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Master’s Applicant Basic Eligibility
Requirements

 Consult CIHR website for full eligibility details (www.cihr.ca)
By application deadline:
    Canadian citizen or permanent resident
    Have completed or be in last year of Bachelor's degree, OR
    Have been registered no more than ten months as full-time
     student in Master's program, OR
    Have been registered no more than ten months as full-time
     PhD student admitted directly from Bachelor’s
    If applying through McGill, be registered (in any capacity)




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 Master’s Applicant Basic Eligibility
 Requirements (continued)

 Applying for support for 1st graduate degree (i.e., Master's or PhD)
   • All previous studies at the graduate level, regardless of discipline,
     either course-based or research-based, will be included in
     determining eligibility

 Have not held, or currently hold, award from federal source (e.g.
  SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) to undertake and/or complete a Master's

 Have achieved first-class average (as defined by your university) in
  each of last two years of full-time study (or equivalent, if part-time).
   • At McGill, first class = A- or 3.70 GPA



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Master’s Program Basic Eligibility

Program                   Eligible       Ineligible
Full-time Master’s or
direct-entry PhD, in                 
which research is a
major component
M.Sc.A. Communication                                 X
Sciences and Disorders
M.A. Non-thesis course-                               X
based in Education
M.A. Non-thesis                                       X
Counselling Psychology
M.B.A.                                                X
Qualifying Year                                       X



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Doctoral Applicant Basic Eligibility
Requirements

Consult CIHR website for full eligibility details!

Application deadline: October 15, 2012 (directly to CIHR)

     Canadian citizen or permanent resident
     By application deadline, have completed a minimum of 12
      months of graduate study (Master’s or PhD level)
     Be applying for support for full-time doctoral research training
     Have not held, or currently hold, a doctoral award from
      federal sources (i.e. CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC or Vanier)




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 Doctoral Applicant Basic Eligibility
 Requirements (continued)
                                      ... then the maximum amount of time
                                      applicant can be registered as a full-
If applicant...
                                      time student in a PhD program, as of
                                      the application deadline, is:
holds a Master's degree               22 months
has completed 12 months or more in a
Master's degree program prior to       22 months
transferring to a PhD program
has completed less than 12 months in a
Master's degree program prior to       30 months
transferring to a PhD program
has transferred directly from a
Bachelor's degree to a PhD program     34 months
(with no time in a Master's program)


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Master’s and Doctoral
Application Policies

 At the time of application, applicant does not have to be assured
  admission to a particular university or to a degree program

 Applicant can only submit one application per year to either SSHRC,
  NSERC or CIHR
   • Applying to multiple funding agencies may result in a cancelled
     application
   • If unsure which agency to apply to, contact agencies with
     research proposal before applying




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Master’s and Doctoral Required
Documents - Transcripts
 Order transcripts ASAP

 Transcripts from all levels of post-secondary education are required,
  including transfer credits
 McGill transcripts (even if no grades show): order through Minerva (must
  have no holds)
        Can be picked up at Service Point, or mailed to you
 Canadian and US transcripts: order from university
 Overseas transcripts: request through your McGill department

Reminder: you must upload transcripts to ResearchNet before application
can be submitted




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Master’s and Doctoral Required
Documents: Reference Letters
• Request Reference Letters ASAP


• Confirm with referees: Referees submit letters on ResearchNet,
  AND send hard-copy to department (or you) in sealed envelope
   • Application cannot be submitted until referees have submitted
     letters on ResearchNet
• Completed by two referees able to assess potential – one should
  be most recent research supervisor, if applicable
• Provide the template: CIHR Sponsor’s Assessment for a Canada
  Graduate Scholarships (CGS) - Master’s Award
• Tip: Provide referees with pre-addressed envelopes marked TIME
  SENSITIVE, with required date indicated


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Master’s and Doctoral Required
Documents: Signatures
 •Definitions: “Research institution” is the institution student is
 affiliated with. “Institution paid” is where the funds are
 disbursed (i.e. the funding agency gives institution money,
 they pay student award)

 •If applicant has not yet been accepted into program at time of
 application, no signatures required

 •if applicant is enrolled in program, or is accepted to program
 and has secured a supervisor, the Supervisor(s), Authorized
 Official at the Institution Paid and Authorized Official at the
 Institution Where the Research will be Conducted must
 provide a signature (even if both institutions are the same).



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Master’s and Doctoral Required
Documents: Signatures (continued)

•If McGill is the research institution or institution paid, requires
GPS fellowships officer’s signature
     •Note: forms may be scanned and emailed to
     graduatefunding.gps@mcgill.ca

• If a hospital is the research institution or institution paid,
requires signature from Director of the Department where
student will be conducting research




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Master’s: What to Submit to Your
Department

  Printed complete application package with supporting documents
   (number of copies required to be determined by department)

  Transcripts (can be copies)

  2 letters from referees in sealed envelopes (if referees did not send
   to department)




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Deadlines

              Students order transcripts, request reference letters
 ASAP         and signatures

 Oct. 15,     Doctoral students submit ResearchNet application to
 2012         CIHR on ResearchNet

 Nov. 1,      Master’s students registered at McGill (at time of
 2012         application) submit application on ResearchNet

 Check with   Master’s students submit printed application to
 Department   department

 Feb. 1,      Master’s students NOT registered at any Canadian
 2013         University submit application directly to CIHR




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Master’s Evaluation Criteria
Criterion                                          Weight
Achievements and Activities                             40%

Research Experience and Achievement               15%

Academic Performance                              25%

Characteristics and Abilities                           40%

Critical thinking; Independence; Perseverance;    40%
Originality; Organizational skills; Interest in
discovery; Communication skills
Research Training Environment                           20%

Training program for the applicant                20%




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Doctoral Evaluation Criteria
Criterion                                                      Weight
Achievements and Activities                                       35%
Publication Activity                                      10%
Other Research Activity                                   10%
Academic Performance                                      15%
Characteristics and Abilities                                     40%
Critical thinking; Independence; Perseverance; Originality; 40%
Organizational skills; Interest in discovery; Research
ability; Leadership
Research Training Environment                                     25%
Training program for applicant                            10%
Scientific Activity                                       5%
Research Resources                                        5%
Training Record                                           5%


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Results Announcements



 Determined by      Department notifies Master’s applicants of file
 department         review outcomes


                    GPS notifies Master’s applicants of file review
 End of Feb. 2013
                    outcomes

 July 2013
 (Masters)          CIHR notifies Master’s and doctoral applicants
 May 2013           of award results
 (Doctoral)




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Master’s




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Resources
 More detailed Master’s award information at www.cihr.ca Find
  Funding  Master’s Award: 2012-2013

 More detailed Doctoral award information at www.cihr.ca  Find
  Funding  Doctoral Research Award: 2012-2013

 Application writing tips: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45096.html [live
  webinars]
 Technical FAQ for ResearchNet: https://www.researchnet-
  recherchenet.ca/rnr16/DisplayStaticHtmlServlet?content=faqhtml&la
  nguage=E [website, for technical issues with the registration site]
 Top Grant Writing Tips
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynL_VdSEl74
 Guidebook: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/27491.html



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                           JOIN GPS ONLINE!

GPS Home Page
www.mcgill.ca/gps
- Resource for current
graduate students,            GPS Newly Admitted Graduate
postdoctoral fellows and  Students www.mcgill.ca/gradwelcome                 GPS Future Students
university departments       - Dedicated resource for accepted www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants
                           students to facilitate their transition to - Primary site for prospective
                                  McGill and to Montreal                           graduate students
                                                                                  - Centralized and
                    GPS Current Students                                   consolidated listing of all
                    www.mcgill.ca/gps/students                                    graduate programs
                    - Detailed information centre and                   - Instructions, support, and
                      resource directory for current                         tips on admissions and
                      graduate students and postdoctoral                           funding processes
                      fellows



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