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Canada Graduate Scholarships-Masterís Award Allocations

Eligible Canadian institutions receive allocations of Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M), corresponding to the number of students to whom they can offer an award every year on behalf of each granting agency. These allocations are based on the 2,500 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) awards available each year. There are 400 CGS M awards available from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 800 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and 1,300 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). These allocations have been determined for the 2017-18 competition (application deadline December 1, 2016).

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 Re-allocation; 
  • Be eligible to administer award funds for the applicable funding agency; and
  • 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 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14, 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 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 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.

The allocation distribution will be recalculated for the 2018-19 competition. Going forward, the allocation formula will be used to redistribute allocations to institutions every two years.

The following are the number of awards to be offered by each institution for the 2017-18 competition. CGS M applications cannot be submitted to institutions that do not appear on this list.

Allocations by Institution and Agency for the 2017-18 CGS M 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 4 12 17
Cape Breton University 0 0 2 2
Carleton University 2 14 31 47
Concordia University 2 12 34 48
Dalhousie University 10 22 21 53
École de technologie supérieure 1 7 1 9
École nationale d'administration publique 1 0 2 3
École Polytechnique de Montréal 0 20 2 22
Emily Carr University of Art and Design 0 0 2 2
HEC Montréal 0 2 10 12
Institut national de la recherche scientifique 0 11 6 17
Lakehead University 2 4 9 15
Laurentian University 1 4 4 9
McGill University 44 48 81 173
McMaster University 18 28 31 77
Memorial University of Newfoundland 3 9 17 29
Mount Allison University 0 2 0 2
Mount Saint Vincent University 1 1 3 5
Nipissing University 0 1 2 3
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University 1 0 2 3
Ontario College of Art and Design University 0 1 3 4
Queen's University 8 25 40 73
Royal Military College of Canada 0 3 2 5
Royal Roads University 1 1 3 5
Ryerson University 2 8 18 28
Saint Mary's University 1 3 8 12
Simon Fraser University 7 22 44 73
St. Francis Xavier University 1 2 3 6
TÉLUQ 0 1 2 3
The University of British Columbia 43 66 95 204
The University of Winnipeg 1 2 6 9
Thompson Rivers University 1 1 2 4
Trent University 1 4 7 12
Trinity Western University 1 0 2 3
Université de Moncton 1 2 5 8
Université de Montréal 31 22 72 125
Université de Sherbrooke 8 18 14 40
Université de Saint-Boniface 0 0 2 2
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 1 4 5 10
Université du Québec à Montréal 2 9 46 57
Université du Québec à Rimouski 1 4 4 9
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1 4 8 13
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 1 2 2 5
Université du Québec en Outaouais 1 2 5 8
Université Laval 17 31 45 93
Université St. Paul (Ottawa) 0 0 2 2
University of Alberta 19 50 48 117
University of Calgary 15 28 28 71
University of Guelph 3 20 19 42
University of Lethbridge 2 4 5 11
University of Manitoba 9 17 26 52
University of New Brunswick 1 10 13 24
University of Northern British Columbia 1 3 4 8
University of Ontario Institute of Technology 1 4 3 8
University of Ottawa 19 23 53 95
University of Prince Edward Island 1 2 4 7
University of Regina 2 4 8 14
University of Saskatchewan 4 17 19 40
University of St. Michael's College (Toronto) 0 0 2 2
University of the Fraser Valley 0 0 1 1
University of Toronto 74 74 133 281
University of Victoria 4 19 36 59
University of Waterloo 4 45 30 79
University of Windsor 1 8 10 19
Vancouver Island University 0 1 2 3
Western University 15 25 42 82
Wilfrid Laurier University 1 3 15 19
York University 3 11 71 85
TOTAL 400 800 1,300 2,500
 
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