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Application Deadlines and Notification of Decision

Your application must be submitted to NSERC before 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, your application must reach NSERC by the following working day. Most institutions also have internal deadlines; contact your scholarship liaison office for those deadlines. Late applications will not be accepted.

* From the date NSERC receives the complete application

Undergraduate programs

Title Deadline dates Notification of decision*
NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors (NISA) Application:
Minimum of two months before start of activity
4 weeks
NSERC Student Ambassadors No deadline 4 weeks
STEAM Horizon Awards Application:
January 16
11 weeks
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Application:
Set by institution
6 weeks

Postgraduate programs

Title Deadline dates Notification of decision*
NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors (NISA) Application:
Minimum of two months before start of activity
4 weeks
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) program Application:
Applicants applying through an institution:
set by institution
17 weeks
  Applicants applying directly to NSERC:
October 17
23 weeks
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) program Applicants applying directly to NSERC:
October 17
23 weeks
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) program Application:
December 1
17 weeks
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program Application:
June 10 and October 10
8 weeks
NSERC Student Ambassadors No deadline 4 weeks
Postgraduate Supplements Application:
Varies
This link will take you to another Web site Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program Application:
See Vanier CGS website

Postdoctoral programs

Title Deadline dates Notification of decision*
NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors (NISA) Application:
Minimum of two months before start of activity
4 weeks
This link will take you to another Web site Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (Banting PDF) program Application:
See Banting PDF website
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships Application:
February 1
12 weeks
NSERC and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science supplement Application:
April
NSERC Student Ambassadors No deadline 4 weeks
Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program Application:
October 17
15 weeks