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					Social Sciences & Humanities
 Research Council (SSHRC)
    Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada
          Graduate Scholarships
      Master’s & Doctoral Scholarships
             (CGSM & CGSD)
         and Doctoral Fellowships
           2012-13 Competition
      Value & Eligibility (CGSM)
• The Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master's program offers one-
  time, non-renewable, 12-month awards, valued at $17,500.
• Successful applicants must take up their awards in May 2012,
  September 2012 or January 2013. The January start date is
  available only to award holders who cannot begin their degree
  program earlier, either because of an incomplete previous degree or
  because their chosen degree program is not available until the later
  date.
• Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
• A- (80%) average in EACH of the last 2 years
• be applying for support to pursue your first graduate degree and not
  have completed more than 12 months of full-time graduate study at
  the proposed start date of the award
• U of G can forward 25 applications plus 7 alternates
      Value & Eligibility (CGSD &
         Doctoral Fellowship
• Applicants apply for both awards by completing one
  application form. If you are eligible for both awards,
  SSHRC will automatically consider you for both.
• Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral
  Scholarships: $35,000 per annum for 36 months.
• SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships: $20,000 per annum for
  12, 24, 36 or 48 months.
• SSHRC determines the value and duration of an award
  based on the number of months of full-time study (or
  equivalent) the applicant will have completed at the
  proposed start date of the award.
• U of G can forward 16 applications
             Application Process
• 1. Go to: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/index-
  eng.aspx choose the appropriate scholarship and carefully read all
  of the information to ensure your eligibility to apply.

• 2. Go to:
  https://webapps.nserc.ca/SSHRC/faces/logonFellowships.jsp?lang=
  en_CA
  If you have never applied to SSHRC before you will need to click on
  Register to obtain a password.

• 3. Find the Webinars for Students schedule at:
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/news_room-salle_de_presse/latest_news-
nouvelles_recentes/webinar-webinaire-eng.aspx
and register by emailing: fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
Application Process (continued)
• 4. Once you have logged into the SSHRC application
  site click on Create a New Form and select the
  appropriate form. At the top of the page click on
  Instructions and carefully read and/or print off the
  application instructions.

• 5. Now you are finally ready to begin completing your
  on-line application which you will submit when finished
  and then print off and sign the hard copy before
  submitting to your department by the deadline date of
  November 1, 2011.
    Supporting Documentation
• Transcripts:
• Original transcripts of all post-secondary
  education must be submitted to your
  department
• No charge for U of G transcripts if your are
  currently enrolled here and they are sent
  directly to your department
• Request by fax or in person at Enrolment
  Services (UC level 3)
     Supporting Documentation
• Letters of Appraisal:
• 2 from faculty members who know your research
  potential and publications
• To each referee forward the following:
• a copy of your list of research contributions;
• the link to the Letter of Appraisal form;
• a copy of your Program of Study; and
• a letter-sized envelope with your name, address and the
  words Urgent — Deadline Material on the front. Be
  sure to specify that the person completing the form must
  seal the envelope, sign over the seal, and return the
  envelope to you, so you can forward these unopened
  envelopes with the rest of your application.
         Application Due Date
        Tuesday November 1st
• Complete application package must be
  submitted to your Department Contact by
  the end of the business day
• Use the application checklist provided to
  ensure you haven’t missed anything
• Check off all of the items as appropriate
  and hand in at the back of your application
  package
          Research Proposal
• If your research is health-related it is absolutely
  essential that you send a one page research
  summary to SSHRC requesting confirmation that
  your research falls under their mandate
• Applications are not transferred from one council
  to the other
• Just because your advisor has a SSHRC grant it
  does not automatically follow that your research
  will fall under SSHRC’s mandate
• Particularly important for Psychology students
• Send your summary to:
• fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
        Vanier Canada Graduate
              Scholarship
• aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral
  students by supporting students who demonstrate
  both leadership skills and a high standard of
  scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social
  sciences and humanities, natural sciences and
  engineering, and health by offering doctoral
  scholarships valued at $50,000 per year for 3 years.
  Canadian and international students are eligible to
  be nominated for a Vanier CGS
• Very prestigious and competitive
• No Vanier Scholarships available this year in CIHR
  fields
               Vanier Eligibility
• Outstanding grades and research are expected of all
  applicants
• Strong emphasis on leadership skills both academically
  and within the broader community
• Must apply through and be nominated by the Canadian
  University to which applying for Doctoral studies
• Pursue doctoral studies at a different University that
  where previous degrees completed or in progress
• Students already enrolled in their doctoral program are
  also eligible to apply as long as they will have completed
  no more than 20 months of their doctoral program as of
  May 1, 2012
    Vanier Application Process
•    entire application is submitted electronically using
     ResearchNet:
http://www.researchnetrecherchenet.ca/rnr16/LoginSer
     vlet?language=E
• Hard copies of official transcripts submitted to Lois
     Bamsey, Awards Officer, Office of Graduate
     Studies
• Due Date: September 13, 2011
• Students applying for a Vanier Scholarship should
     also apply for NSERC PGSD or SSHRC Doctoral
    Michael Smith Foreign Study
      Supplements (MSFSS)
• Available to current CGS holders
• If your research will involve travel outside
  Canada keep in mind if awarded a CGS in
  spring that MSFSS application deadlines
  are in May and September
• Up to $6,000. for 3-6 months abroad
     Canadian Institutes in Health
         Research (CIHR)
• Doctoral competition: apply directly to CIHR using
  ResearchNet: Deadline October 14, 2011
• Masters competition: U of G only allowed to forward 5
  applications
• : on-line application process using ResearchNet
  http://www.researchnet-
  recherchenet.ca/rnr16/LoginServlet?language=E
• The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Awards
  administered by CIHR are intended to provide special
  recognition and support to students who are pursuing a
  Master's degree in a health related field in Canada.
  These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally
  high potential for future research achievement and
  productivity.
CIHR Masters Application Process
• Due on-line January 5, 2012
• Original hard copy transcripts must be submitted
  to Awards Officer, Office of Graduate Studies no
  later than January 5 but when you submit your U
  of G transcript request check off on the form
  “After Current Semester Grades”
• CIHR Webinar to be held later this month
• Check the Graduate Studies website for details
  and watch for an email from your Graduate
  Secretary

				
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