Graduate Student Research Excellence (GSRE) Awards

The Graduate Students Research Excellence (GSRE) Awards are designed to promote graduate students’ peer-reviewed publications and peer-reviewed conference presentations. Three GSRE Awards will be given to eligible graduate (Masters and PhD) students every year, based on their best publication for the year, including peer-reviewed publications and adjudicated conference presentations. This GSRE award will foster and encourage high quality publications and presentations by the graduate students at Lakehead University. 

Submission Requirements and Selection Criteria:

1. Deadline December 15, 2022.

2. Eligibility period is September 2021 to December 2022.

3. The Graduate Student must be the first author of the publication (if the student is the lead author but the students name does not appear first due to disciplinary conventions, please explain in your cover letter).

4. In the case of peer-reviewed conference presentations, applicants must submit the written version of the paper; the paper must be written in full sentences; point form or notes are not accepted. The paper must be between 3000 and 4000 words and include references.

5. All publications are eligible within one year of a student’s graduation from Lakehead University. In the case of a peer-reviewed conference paper, the submission would need to be adjudicated and considered ‘accepted’ while the applicant was still enrolled in a graduate program at Lakehead.

6. Submissions may be made by graduate students or their supervisors.

7. One submission per year will be allowed per student.

8. “In press” or “accepted” manuscripts will not be considered since these manuscripts can be considered in the following awarding period once they are officially published.

9. If an article is published initially online and then in hard copy, the graduate student has the choice to submit either the online publication to the current awarding period or the hard-copy publication to the following awarding period, but not both.

10. Each submission must include a cover letter explaining the importance and impact of the submitted publication. The letter should be co-signed by the graduate student and his/her supervisor.

11. All submissions should be electronically submitted via the myAwards portal https://lakeheadu.academicworks.ca

Any questions can be submitted to the Graduate Funding Officer, scholarship.grad@lakeheadu.ca

Funding Year(s): 
2022/23
Value: 
$500.00
How to Apply: 

Apply by email to the Graduate Funding Officer, scholarship.grad@lakeheadu.ca

Selection Process

All submissions will be received by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Submissions will be evaluated by adjudicators from each Tri-Council categories, as well as a special category for Engineering. All submissions will receive a ranking and the top three publications/presentations, without regard to subject area or specific discipline, will be chosen for the GSRE Award.

Award Format

The GSRE Award will be $500 and a certificate presented at an award ceremony at the Research Awards ceremony during Research and Innovation Week.

 

External Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Level: 
Doctoral
Masters

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's (CGS-M)

The Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Awards administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) provides financial support and recognition to highly qualified students who are pursuing a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences or Engineering.

Prospective recipients are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

This scholarship is awarded to students in the first or second year of a full-time Master's degree in a Natural Sciences or Engineering field.

Funding Year(s): 
2023-2024
Value: 
$17 500.00
per year (non-renewable)
Eligibility: 

To be eligible for the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Award, student must comply with the following criteria:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • be enrolled in, or intend to apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian university with a CGS-M allocation;
  • have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in:
    • the master’s program for which you are requesting funding; or
    • the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding if you were admitted into a doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program (you were never registered in a master’s program, or you are registered in a combined Master’s-PhD program); or
    • a master’s program, but are requesting funding for a doctoral program (an example is a student who is fast-track from a master’s to a doctoral program within 12 months of starting their Master’s and is seeking funding for the first 12 months of their doctoral program); and
  • not have previously held a CGS-M;
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the host university, in the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); and
  • submit a maximum of one CGS-M application per year (the Research Portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to five universities – refer to Application Procedure).
How to Apply: 

To apply to the CIHR CGS-M Award you must complete the following:

  • Canadian Common CV
  • Application

To create a Canadian Common CV, click the following link:

To create or access an application, click the following link:

For more information regarding the application process for NSERC: CGS-M Award, click the following links:

External Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Award Category: 
Scholarship
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Masters

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS-M)

The Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Awards administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada provides financial support and recognition to exceptional students who are pursuing a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities.

Prospective recipients are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

This scholarship is awarded to students in the first or second year of a full-time Master's degree in any Social Science or Humanities field.

Funding Year(s): 
2023-2024
Value: 
$17 500.00
per year (non-renewable)
Eligibility: 

To be eligible for the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Award, student must comply with the following criteria:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • be enrolled in, or intend to apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian university with a CGS M allocation;
  • have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in:
    • the master’s program for which you are requesting funding; or
    • the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding if you were admitted into a doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program (you were never registered in a master’s program, or you are registered in a combined Master’s-PhD program); or
    • a master’s program, but are requesting funding for a doctoral program (an example is a student who is fast-track from a master’s to a doctoral program within 12 months of starting their Master’s and is seeking funding for the first 12 months of their doctoral program); and
  • not have previously held a CGS-M;
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the host university, in the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); and
  • submit a maximum of one CGS-M application per year (the Research Portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to five universities – refer to Application Procedure).
How to Apply: 

To apply to the SSHRC CGS-M Award you must complete the following:

  • Canadian Common CV
  • Application

To create a Canadian Common CV, click the following link:

To create or access an application, click the following link:

For more information regarding the application process for CIHR-M Award, click the following links:

External Deadline: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Funding Source: 
Internal
Funding Level: 
Masters

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships are expected to respond to the objectives of the Talent program.

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities. This support allows scholars to fully focus on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields, and to contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards.

SSHRC welcomes applications involving Indigenous research, as well as those involving research-creation.

Funding Year(s): 
2023-2024
Value: 
$35 000.00
See Comments section
Eligibility: 

To be eligible to apply, an applicant must: 

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada or a Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), as of the application deadline;
  • not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or SSHRC; 
  • not have submitted more than one scholarship or fellowship application per academic year to either CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC (Should more than one application be submitted, the eligible application submitted first chronologically will be retained; nominations to the Vanier CGS program do not count toward this limit—see SSHRC’s regulations on multiple applications and on holding multiple awards for more information.); and
  • have completed no more than 48 months of full-time study in their doctoral program by December 31 of the calendar year of application.

Some eligibility requirements for the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships differ from the eligibility requirements of the CGS D Scholarships.

How to Apply: 

Applicants must complete the application form according to the instructions.

Applicants eligible for both a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and CGS D Scholarship will automatically be considered for both awards.

To apply, applicants must do the following:

  1. ensure that they meet the requirements specified in Value and duration and Eligibility;
  2. complete only one application form, together with the SSHRC CV and required attachments; and
  3. determine their current registration status from the Where to submit an application and Quotas subsections below, and submit their completed application to the appropriate institution or to SSHRC directly, as required.
Award Category: 
Scholarship
Comments: 

Internal Deadline: October 10 2022

Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Doctoral

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral

 The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards consist of two programs administered through a single application:

  • The Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards (CGS-D) program provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada.
  • The Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad.

Candidates apply to the CIHR Doctoral Research Awards competition and top-ranked candidates are awarded a CGS-D or DFSA depending on the proposed location of research. Both awards are of equivalent value.

All candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

Funding Year(s): 
2023-2024
Value: 
$35 000.00
Eligibility: 
  • The program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada at the time of application.
  • Only those students engaged in full-time doctoral research training in a graduate school are eligible for support.
  • The maximum duration of award funding from all federal sources to undertake graduate studies is four years, including at the Master's level. The only exception is in the case of a Health Professional funded through the CIHR Fellowship award program.
  • Individuals who hold or have held a doctoral award from a federal source for a term of three years are not eligible to apply.
  • Individuals eligible to apply to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program or the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program may also submit an application to the Doctoral Research Award program.
  • Prior to the application deadline, all candidates must have completed a minimum of 12 months of graduate study at the Master's or PhD level
  • Students in combined degree programs with health professional schools (i.e.: MD/PhD, OD/PhD) are eligible to apply. For the purposes of eligibility assessment, the health professional degree portion of the combined degree program will not be counted as graduate study.
  • In evaluating the amount of time a candidate has been registered in a PhD program, two sessions of part-time study will count as one session of full-time study. All previous studies at the graduate level, regardless of discipline, either course-based or research-based, will be included in this evaluation.
  • If the candidate is registered in a master's degree program and subsequently transfers to a doctoral degree program, the months in the doctoral program will be calculated starting from the first academic session in which the candidate officially transferred to their doctoral program.
How to Apply: 

To complete your Application, follow the instructions in the Doctoral Research Awards - Application instructions. To access the application process for the CIHR Doctoral Research Award as well as additional instructions, click the following link:

You must complete your application online and submit it to CIHR using ResearchNet. To access ResearchNet, click the following link:

Note: Please read all instructions to familiarize yourself with the application process before applying. Furthermore, ensure that your application is complete (includes all required signatures) and is submitted on time to CIHR.

External Deadline: 
Monday, October 17, 2022
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Doctoral

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) provide financial support to high caliber scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. The CGS D will be offered to the top-ranked applicants and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered an NSERC PGS D. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. NSERC encourages interested and qualified Indigenous students to apply.

Funding Year(s): 
2023-2024
Value: 
$35 000.00
Eligibility: 

To be considered eligible for support, as of the application deadline date, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • hold, or expect to hold (at the time you take up the award), a degree in science or engineering from a university whose standing is recognized by NSERC (if you have a degree in a field other than science or engineering, NSERC may accept your application at its         discretion);
  • intend to pursue, in the following year, full-time graduate studies and research at the doctoral level in an eligible program (see Eligibility Criteria) in one of the areas of the natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC; and
  • have obtained a first-class average (a grade of "A-") in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).

You are not eligible to receive scholarship support while you are in a qualifying year of study.

For degree programs you have completed, provide the date on which all the requirements of your degree were met, including the successful defence and submission of the corrected copy of your thesis (in accordance with your university's regulations). It is not the conferred or convocation date indicated on your transcript. The Scholarship Liaison Officer may be asked to confirm the date the degree requirements were met.

Note: You may submit only one application per year to one granting agency (NSERC or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR] or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC]).

How to Apply: 

To create or access application, click the following link:

For more information regarding the application process, click the following link:

Internal Deadline: October 17, 2022

Award Category: 
Scholarship
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Doctoral

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's (CGS-M)

The Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Awards (CGS-M) administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) aims to help highly qualified students develop research skills and training associated with Health in Canada

Prospective recipients are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

This scholarship is awarded to students in the first or second year of a full-time Master's degree in a Health field.

Funding Year(s): 
2023-2024
Value: 
$17 500.00
per year (non-renewable)
Eligibility: 

To be eligible for the CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's Award, student must comply with the following criteria:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • be enrolled in, or intend to apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian university with a CGS-M allocation;
  • have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in:
    • the master’s program for which you are requesting funding; or
    • the doctoral program for which you are requesting funding if you were admitted into a doctoral program directly from your bachelor’s program (you were never registered in a master’s program, or you are registered in a combined Master’s-PhD program); or
    • a master’s program, but are requesting funding for a doctoral program (an example is a student who is fast-track from a master’s to a doctoral program within 12 months of starting their Master’s and is seeking funding for the first 12 months of their doctoral program); and
  • not have previously held a CGS-M;
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the host university, in the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); and
  • submit a maximum of one CGS-M application per year (the Research Portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to five universities – refer to Application Procedure).
How to Apply: 

To apply to the CIHR CGS-M Award you must complete the following:

  • Canadian Common CV
  • Application

To create a Canadian Common CV, click the following link:

To create or access an application, click the following link:

For more information regarding the application process for CIHR CGS-M Award, click the following links:

External Deadline: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Award Category: 
Scholarship
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Masters

Frederic C. Robinson Graduate Award in Boreal Silviculture (ROBOG)

Chris Robinson established this award in loving memory of his father, Frederic C. Robinson.

Funding Year(s): 
2016/2017
Value: 
$9 890.00
Eligibility: 
  • Recipient must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant of Canada and must have lived in Ontario for at least twelve months in a row
  • Must be a student entering a full-time graduate program in Forestry
  • Research topic must involve the area of boreal silviculture or silviculture of forests in the transition zone of the boreal and Great Lakes/St. Lawrence regions
  • Awarded based on financial need
How to Apply: 

No application required

The Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment will forward their recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
Internal
Funding Level: 
Doctoral
Masters

ALCES Graduate Award of Merit (ALCOG)

This award, created in 1999 by the North American Moose Group and "ALCES": a Journal Devoted to the Management and Biology of the Moose, provides financial support to a full-time graduate student who is pursuing research on the biology and ecology of moose and who can demonstrate financial need.

Funding Year(s): 
2016/2017
Value: 
$1 050.00
Eligibility: 
  • Be a full-time student in a graduate program
  • Pursuing research on the biology and ecology of moose
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant of Canada and must have lived in Ontario for at least twelve consecutive months
  • Awarded based on financial need
How to Apply: 

No application required

The Department of Biology and the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment will forward their recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
Internal
Programs Applicable To: 
Funding Level: 
Doctoral
Masters

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) offers these awards twice a year to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing their doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards support field research in one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC program priorities and must ensure that their research project aligns with these priorities.

Funding Year(s): 
2014/2015
Value: 
$20 000.00
The award will cover justifiable field research expenses up to $20 000
Eligibility: 

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country
  • Be enrolled at a Canadian university at the doctoral level
  • Your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor 
  • Your proposed field research must take place in one or more developing countries and be conducted for a doctoral dissertation
  • You must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing-country region(s) in which the research will take place
  • You must have completed course work and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award.
How to Apply: 
  • Complete the eligibility and application forms online, and upload scanned copies of the documents listed in the checklist.

You must complete and submit your application before the deadline. IDRC will NOT consider late and/or incomplete applications. You may submit your application in English or French only.

Note: IDRC will only consider applications submitted online through the IDRC website (See above)

External Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Award Category: 
Award
Comments: 

Deadlines

  • April 1, 2013 (competition closed). Awards will be announced by the end of September 2013. 
  • October 2, 2013 (Competition closed). Awards will be announced in March 2014.
  • April 2, 2014. Awards will be announced in September 2014.
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Doctoral

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