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Canada Graduate Scholarships Ė Masterís award allocations

Eligible Canadian institutions receive allocations of Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (CGS M) awards, corresponding to the number of students to whom they can offer an award every year on behalf of each agency. These allocations are based on the 3,000 CGS M awards available each year. There are 795 CGS M awards available from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 840 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and 1,365 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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 are calculated using a two-step process. In the first step, the agencies determine which institutions are eligible for a CGS M allocation. In the second step, the agencies calculate the number of allocations 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 reallocation or be affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution
  • be eligible to administer award funds for the applicable funding agency
  • 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. One initial CGS M allocation is granted to each eligible institution and remaining allocations are distributed based on each institution’s relative proportion of the total sum of grant* and award** funding received by all institutions for fiscal years 2017–2018, 2018–2019 and 2019–2020.

*Grant funding refers to funds received by host institutions in Canada for grants programs eligible to be included in the CRC credit calculation. 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.

CGS M applications cannot be submitted to institutions that do not appear on this list.

Note that deferred awards from previous years are not shown, and may reduce the number of allocations available at any given institution.

Redistribution of unused allocations

To maximize the number of CGS M awards funded, unused allocations will be redistributed to selected institutions based on the approved allocation formula. Institutions can then use the redistributed allocations to make new offers of award to eligible alternate applicants before January 31.

Allocations by institution and agency for the December 1, 2021, competition
Institutions
(in alphabetical order)
CIHR NSERC SSHRC Total
Acadia University 1

2

2

5

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 2

4

12

18

Canadian Mennonite University 0

0

2

2

Cape Breton University 0

0

3

3

Carleton University 3

15

36

54

Concordia University 4

14

42

60

Concordia University of Edmonton 0

1

1

2

Dalhousie University 16

20

19

55

Dominican University College 0

0

1

1

École de technologie supérieure 1

10

1

12

École nationale d'administration publique 1

0

3

4

École Polytechnique de Montréal 0

20

2

22

Emily Carr University of Art and Design 0

0

3

3

HEC Montréal 0

3

10

13

Institut national de la recherche scientifique 3

13

6

22

Institute for Christian Studies 0

0

1

1

Lakehead University 2

3

8

13

Laurentian University 2 4 4 10
McGill University 87

49

85

221

McMaster University 37

30

33

100

Memorial University of Newfoundland 5

11

16

32

Mount Allison University 0

2

0

2

Mount Saint Vincent University 1

1

3

5

Nipissing University 1

1

3

5

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University 1

1

2

4

Ontario College of Art and Design University 0

1

4

5

Queen's University 13

22

38

73

Royal Military College of Canada 0

3

2

5

Royal Roads University 1

1

4

6

Ryerson University 3

10

21

34

Saint Mary's University 1

2

5

8

Saint Paul University (Ottawa) 1

0

2

3

Simon Fraser University 11

19

40

70

St. Francis Xavier University 1

2

4

7

TÉLUQ 0

1

2

3

The University of British Columbia 81

63

96

240

The University of Western Ontario 28

29

41

98

The University of Winnipeg 1

3

9

13

Thompson Rivers University 1

2

3

6

Trent University 1

4

7

12

Trinity Western University 1

0

2

3

Université de Moncton 2

2

4

8

Université de Montréal 56

23

75

154

Université de Saint-Boniface 0

0

2

2

Université de Sherbrooke 13

21

15

49

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 1

4

5

10

Université du Québec à Montréal 7

9

55

71

Université du Québec à Rimouski 1

4

3

8

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1

4

11

16

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 1

3

3

7

Université du Québec en Outaouais 1 2 9 12
Université Laval 33

33

50

116

Université Sainte-Anne 0

0

1

1

University of Alberta 35

55

47

137

University of Calgary 40

33

32

105

University of Guelph 5

22

21

48

University of Lethbridge 2

4

6

12

University of Manitoba 19

18

25

62

University of New Brunswick 2

7

10

19

University of Northern British Columbia 2

2

4

8

University of Ontario Institute of Technology 1

5

5

11

University of Ottawa 42

25

59

126

University of Prince Edward Island 1

2

2

5

University of Regina 3

4

7

14

University of Saskatchewan 7

18

20

45

University of St. Michael's College (Toronto) 0 0 1 1
University of the Fraser Valley 0

0

2

2

University of Toronto 185

77

141

403

University of Victoria 6

16

32

54

University of Waterloo 7

50

36

93

University of Windsor 2

9

10

21

Vancouver Island University 0

1

2

3

Wilfrid Laurier University 1

4

21

26

York University 6

13

63

82

TOTAL 795

840

1,365

3,000

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