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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 universities also have internal deadlines; contact your Faculty (School) of Graduate Studies 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*
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE) Supplement Program Application:
Minimum of two months before start of activity
4 weeks
Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards (IUSRA) Application:
Minimum of four weeks before start date of work term
4 weeks
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Application:
Set by university
6 weeks

Postgraduate Programs

Title Deadline Dates Notification of Decision*
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE) Supplement Program Application:
Minimum of two months before start of activity
4 weeks
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) Application:
Applicants applying through a university:
set by university
17 weeks
  Applicants applying directly to NSERC:
October 15
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
Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) Program Application:
No NSERC deadline
8 weeks
Postgraduate Supplements Application:
Varies
Summer Programs in Japan or Taiwan Application:
December 15
16 weeks
This link will take you to another Web site Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) Application:
See Vanier CGS Web site

Postdoctoral Programs

Title Deadline Dates Notification of Decision*
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (AANSE) Supplement Program 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) Application:
See Banting PDF Web site
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships Application:
January 25
10 weeks
Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) Program Application:
October 15
23 weeks
Visiting Fellowships (VF) in Canadian Government Laboratories Program Application:
Any time
13 weeks
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