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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:
November 21, 2019
Following the recent extension of the duration of paid parental leave from six to twelve months, the agencies have further reviewed the eligibility requirements of the policy and will now extend it to include those who were on an unpaid parental leave of six months or less as of April 1st, 2019.