Are you planning to pursue a graduate degree in a health related field? If so, consider applying for the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) - Master’s Award worth $17,500.
The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Awards administered by CIHR are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master's degree in a health related field at a Canada institution. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity. CIHR
For funding guidelines and eligibility and instructions please visit CIHR's CGS Funding Opportunity web page.
|VIU Internal Application Deadline
How to Apply
Review Procedures & Selection Process
Questions or Concerns
Students are to submit their applications electronically through CIHR's On-line System ResearchNet by Thursday, Janaury 3, 2013. See How to Apply for further instructions regarding the application process.
VIU's internal deadline applies to you if:
- You were registered* at VIU during the Fall semester prior to the
(*I.E.: registered in any level course, or in any other capacity; for example, part-time, full-time, one course only, course not related to the master's program, or special student, etc.)
All other applicants are to apply directly to CIHR by February 1, 2013.
For more information pleas review CIHR Master's Awards Funding Opportunity web page.
For your application to be eligible:
- The Nominated Principal Applicant must be:
- A trainee.
- A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
- The Nominated Principal Applicant must be seeking financial support to pursue their first graduate degree (i.e., Master's).
- At the time of the CIHR deadline for application (February 1, 2013), the
Nominated Principal Applicant must:
- have completed or be in the last year of a Bachelor's degree; or,
- have been registered for no more than ten months as a full-time student
at the Master's level*; and/or,
* All previous studies at the graduate level, regardless of discipline, either course-based or research-based, and regardless of student status will be included in determining eligibility. Please note that two months of part-time or special student status study will be counted as one month of full-time study.
- Only those students engaged in full-time master's or (research training is defined as a minimum of 30 hours/week dedicated to research and course work) in a graduate school are eligible for support.
- The Nominated Principal Applicant must not have already held an award from SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR or any other federal source to undertake and/or complete a Master's or PhD degree.
- Applicants may submit only one training or salary award application per year (September 1 to August 31) to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) or to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
- Applicants must choose the most appropriate CIHR research training or salary award program for which they are eligible and they must wait until after they are notified of the decision of that application before they can submit another application to another funding opportunity. A request for funding through CIHR's Priority Announcements is not considered to be a duplicate application submission.
For more information please review CIHR's Master's Awards Funding Opportunity web page.
Students wishing to apply are to complete and submit their full application through ResearchNET.
- Before completing your application through ResearchNet please read through the Funding Opportunity Details and the "Application" Phase Instructions.
- You will have to register as a new user if you are not currently registered.
- Once you are in ResearchNet select Apply for Funding found at the top left corner and select Master's Award - 2012-2013. Complete each section listed on the Tasks list.
- Students applying through VIU must ensure that their application will
be received at VIU and not sent directly to CIHR. To make sure that your
application will be received through VIU follow the instructions provided:
- On the Tasks Menu select Enter Project Information and Supporting Documents.
- In the Subtasks select Project Details.
- Say 'Yes' to the question "Were you, or are you, registered at a university for the fall  semester? *".
- to Specify search for Vancouver Island University and select your Faculty and Department.
- Print a copy of your application to review. It is highly recommended that you seek out a faculty member to review your full application (with attachments), check grammar and provide you with feedback.
- CIHR Webinar for Training Awards - Wednesday, September 17, 2012 at 11:00a.m.
- CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's Information Session - Thursday, October 4, 2012, 3:00pm to 4:30pm in building 305 room 444. To register e-mail Kathryn Jepson.
- CIHR's Master's Awards Funding Opportunity web page.
- If you need assistance preparing your application please contact Kathryn Jepson, VIU Research Awards Facilitator to schedule an appointment.
- Read testimonialfrom Riley Glew, CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship award recipient, 2010.
- Read news story of 2012 award recipient, Angeline de Bruyns.
Your application will be reviewed by VIU's CIHR Awards Selection Committee. The Selection Committee has a quota to nominate one successful candidate to CIHR. This applicant will then compete nationally against other applicants that are selected by other universities. After VIU's selection process, the successful candidate will be notified and revisions might be suggested by the Committee before the application is submitted to CIHR by February 1, 2013.
For details on the selection criteria and how applications are reviewed please see CIHR's Guide for Reviewers. In particular, your application will be rated based on the criteria in Annex 1 and Annex 2.
If your application is forwarded to CIHR you will be notified of the funding decision in July.
For additional help, advice or questions please contact Kathryn Jepson, Research Awards Facilitator.