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Canada Graduate Scholarships-Masterís Award Allocations

Eligible Canadian institutions receive allocations of Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) awards, corresponding to the number of students to whom they can offer an award every year on behalf of each agency. These allocations are based on the 3,000 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) awards available each year. There are 540 CGS M awards available from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 950 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and 1,510 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Institutions offer awards according to their CGS M allocations per agency. Allocations are not transferable to a subsequent year nor to projects that fit within the mandate of another agency (see exceptions in the Conditions of the Award section of the program description).

Allocations were calculated using a two-step process. In the first step, the agencies determined which institutions are eligible for a CGS M allocation. In the second step, the agencies calculated the size of the allocation at each eligible institution.

To be eligible for a CGS M allocation, an institution must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be listed in the most recent Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Results of Reallocation; 
  • Be eligible to administer award funds for the applicable funding agency;
  • Offer at least one graduate program that is eligible for the CGS M program. Institutions will only receive an allocation from a funding agency if they offer an eligible Master’s program that fits within that agency’s mandate.

The allocation at each eligible institution is calculated per agency based on each institution’s proportion of the total sum of grant* and award** funding received by all institutions. The research and award funding data collected and used was for fiscal years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, as these are the same years used to calculate the most recent CRC allocations.

*Grant funding refers to funds received by applicants’ and co-applicants’ host institutions in Canada for grants programs eligible to be included in the CRC credit calculation (i.e., for the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 fiscal years). Consult the This link will take you to another Web site Method of Allocation Chairs webpage for further information on the CRC credit calculation.

**Award funding refers to funds received by an institution in Canada for the following programs: CGS M, CGS Doctoral, CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, agency-specific doctoral programs, and Vanier CGS.

CGS M applications cannot be submitted to institutions that do not appear on this list.

Note that deferrals of awards from previous years are not shown, and may reduce the number of allocations available at any given institution.

Redistribution of unused allocations

The agencies will determine the number of unused allocations before the January 31 deadline. To maximize the number of CGS M awards funded, unused allocations will be redistributed to selected institutions based on the approved allocation formula. Institutions can then use the redistributed allocations to make new offers of award to eligible alternate applicants before January 31.

Allocations by Institution and Agency for the December 1, 2019 Competition
Institutions
(in alphabetical order)
CIHR NSERC SSHRC Total
Acadia University 1 2 3 6
Athabasca University 1 1 2 4
Bishop’s University 0 1 2 3
Brandon University 1 1 3 5
British Columbia Institute of Technology 0 1 1 2
Brock University 1 5 14 20
Canadian Mennonite University 0 0 1 1
Cape Breton University 0 0 3 3
Carleton University 2 17 38 57
Concordia University 3 15 44 62
Concordia University of Edmonton 0 1 1 2
Dalhousie University 12 24 20 56
École de technologie supérieure 1 10 1 12
École nationale d'administration publique 1 0 5 6
École Polytechnique de Montréal 0 24 2 26
Emily Carr University of Art and Design 0 0 3 3
HEC Montréal 0 2 10 12
Institut national de la recherche scientifique 2 12 7 21
Institute for Christian Studies 0 0 1 1
Lakehead University 2 4 9 15
Laurentian University 1 5 4 10
McGill University 61 57 95 213
McMaster University 26 36 35 97
Memorial University of Newfoundland 3 11 21 35
Mount Allison University 0 2 0 2
Mount Saint Vincent University 1 1 3 5
Nipissing University 1 1 3 5
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University 1 1 2 4
Ontario College of Art and Design University 0 1 4 5
Queen's University 9 28 46 83
Royal Military College of Canada 0 3 2 5
Royal Roads University 1 1 5 7
Ryerson University 3 10 21 34
Saint Mary's University 1 3 7 11
Saint Paul University (Ottawa) 1 0 1 2
Simon Fraser University 8 26 49 83
St. Francis Xavier University 1 2 3 6
TÉLUQ 0 1 3 4
The University of British Columbia 56 74 113 243
The University of Winnipeg 1 2 7 10
Thompson Rivers University 1 1 3 5
Trent University 1 5 8 14
Trinity Western University 1 0 2 3
Université de Moncton 1 2 5 8
Université de Montréal 40 26 82 148
Université de Saint-Boniface 0 0 2 2
Université de Sherbrooke 9 22 18 49
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 1 4 6 11
Université du Québec à Montréal 3 10 56 69
Université du Québec à Rimouski 1 5 3 9
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1 4 9 14
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 1 3 2 6
Université du Québec en Outaouais 1 2 8 11
Université Laval 24 37 51 112
Université Sainte-Anne 0 0 1 1
University of Alberta 24 61 59 144
University of Calgary 23 34 34 91
University of Guelph 3 22 20 45
University of Lethbridge 2 5 6 13
University of Manitoba 15 20 28 63
University of New Brunswick 2 9 12 23
University of Northern British Columbia 1 3 4 8
University of Ontario Institute of Technology 1 5 5 11
University of Ottawa 27 27 62 116
University of Prince Edward Island 1 3 3 7
University of Regina 2 5 9 16
University of Saskatchewan 5 21 23 49
University of St. Michael's College (Toronto) 0 0 1 1
University of the Fraser Valley 0 0 2 2
University of Toronto 112 88 160 360
University of Victoria 5 20 37 62
University of Waterloo 5 58 38 101
University of Windsor 1 9 12 22
Vancouver Island University 0 1 2 3
Western University 19 34 48 101
Wilfrid Laurier University 1 4 21 26
York University 4 15 74 93
TOTAL 540 950 1,510 3,000

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