Scholarships and Awards

Tri-Council Graduate Scholarships

COVID-19 Update for Tri-Council Award Recipients (May 4, 2020):

The Tri-Council agencies have announced measures to assist training award recipients (master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral). Please refer to the CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC COVID-19 webpages for the most recent agency program updates. Award recipients who are interested in applying these exceptions to their award should contact the FGSR Awards team at grad.awards@ualberta.ca.


Students are encouraged to seek funding from Canada's three major research grant agencies: the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC); the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC); and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). In addition to the information provided below, students should always check the agency website for detailed instructions and requirements on applying for, activating, holding, and renewing awards.