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Summary of changes – 2019-20 Program Guide for Students and Fellows

NSERC has revised the Program Guide for Students and Fellows. A summary of the most significant changes appears below.

This summary is meant only to help you focus on the main changes. Read the scholarship and fellowship descriptions that are relevant to you, and the appropriate instructions to review all the changes.

Undergraduate programs
NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors

Revision:
July 8, 2019
New — previously Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE)

Program description and eligibility criteria have been updated.
Postgraduate programs
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS D) program

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) program

Revision:
June 27, 2019

New — Deadline date for direct applicants is now October 17.
— The selection criteria have been revised.
— All new offered PGS D awards will be for duration of three years.
Refer to the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral program description for information.

New — Outline of proposed research is now 2 pages.
— Optional 5-page bibliography attachment.
— Optional Special Circumstances section.
Refer to the Instructions for completing an application – Form 201 for information.
NSERC Foreign Study Supplement in Taiwan This program is discontinued.
NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors

Revision:  
July 8, 2019
New — previously Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE)
Program description and eligibility criteria have been updated.
Postdoctoral programs
NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors

Revision:
July 8, 2019
New — previously Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering AANSE)
Program description and eligibility criteria have been updated.
Postdoctoral Fellowships program

Revision:
July 8, 2019
New — Deadline date is now October 17. Refer to the PDF program description for information.

New — Outline of proposed research is now 2 pages.

— Optional Special Circumstances section.

Refer to Instructions for completing an application – Form 201 for information.
Tri-agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide
Tri-agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide

Revision:
June 20, 2019
The duration of a paid parental leave for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows supported by the agencies is being increased. The maximum duration will be twelve months instead of six for those on an active paid parental leave on April 1, 2019 or later, including those that began their leave prior to this date.