Call for Applications: Tri-Agency CGS (CGSD)/ Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral Competitions – Deadline: Sept 13, 2022

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D)

Applicants applying through UBC will either be:

  • currently registered in, or are on an approved leave of absence from, a degree program at UBC
  • not currently registered anywhere but was registered at any other time during the year of application (2022) in a degree program at UBC

If a student is not sure where to submit their application, they can consult the CGSD chart “Where should I submit my application?

Applications will be submitted via each of the agency platforms. The application portals are now open and applicants may begin preparing their applications.

NEW for 2022:

  • CIHR: The CIHR CGSD is now $35,000 stipend/year.  Previously, it was $30,000 stipend/year + $5,000 research allowance/year
  • NSERC: Transcripts are now uploaded by applicants themselves directly into their NSERC online application; university staff do not upload transcripts into the online application system on behalf of applicants. Previously, applicants selected a “university designate” staff member at UBC to upload their transcripts, but now applicants upload their own transcripts.

For detailed application instructions, nomination, and adjudication procedures that are specific to UBC, please visit: The UBC webpage includes guidance for applicants on transcripts.

UBC Affiliated Fellowships – Doctoral competition

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships doctoral competition runs in concert with the university-adjudicated Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) competition.

Students who submit an NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR doctoral award application are automatically considered for “unrestricted” Affiliated Fellowship awards and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowships application. To be considered for “criteria-based” affiliated fellowship(s), students must submit the criteria-based checklist to their graduate program by the application deadline.

Those applying only for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship must submit a separate and complete Affiliated Fellowships application in order to be considered for the Affiliated Fellowships.

Affiliated Fellowship competition information and application/reference forms are available at:

UBC Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGSD / Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competitions

  • Applicant deadline: 13 September 2022 at 12:00 noon PT