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Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Scholarship Supplement

This supplement program is available to you only if you are awarded an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) or a Postgraduate Scholarship-Doctoral (PGS D).

Value $5,000/year for up to two years
Application Deadline See below
How to Apply See below
For More Information See below


The purpose of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Scholarship supplement is to foster graduate research in atmospheric and oceanographic sciences in Canada. The supplement was initiated by Weather Research House Inc. and is co-sponsored by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS).


At the time you apply for a scholarship supplement, you must be studying or planning to study atmospheric or oceanic sciences in a recognized postgraduate program. All branches of atmospheric sciences, including hydrology, are acceptable. In the oceanic and limnological sciences, biological research is not accepted, unless it is as an indicator of physical/dynamical/chemical processes.


This supplement provides support to a high-calibre student who is working towards a master's or doctoral degree in atmospheric or oceanic sciences. CMOS grants one new award each year.

Value of supplement

If you are the successful applicant, CMOS will supplement your NSERC scholarship by $5,000 for up to two years. However, to receive the supplement in the second year, you must continue to hold an NSERC PGS D or a CGS.

Application procedures

To be considered for this supplement, you must submit the following to CMOS (see address below) by April 20 of the year in which you are awarded your scholarship:

  • a copy of your Notification of Award from NSERC
  • a copy of your successful scholarship application
  • a two-page (12-point font) résumé describing your career goals and academic and extracurricular activities that support your interests in meteorological or oceanographic research
  • a statement of endorsement from your research supervisor describing why you are particularly suitable for meteorological or oceanographic research

Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Selection process

A special committee at CMOS will review the applications and recommend the eligible applicant it considers to have the best qualifications overall.

Notification of results

CMOS will choose the successful applicant and announce the results at its annual congress in May or June. CMOS will contact successful applicants before the congress and inform them of the results.


CMOS is responsible for releasing the award supplement. It will also ensure that the recipient of the supplement continues to hold an NSERC PGS D or a CGS and continues to be enrolled full-time.

For more information, contact:

Awards Coordinator
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Courier address:
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E6

Postal address:
PO Box 3211, Station D
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6H7

Tel.: 613-990-0300
Fax: 613-990-1617
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