Student Research Scholarships and Awards

The Research Office oversees a number of research-based scholarships and awards for undergraduate and graduate students. Please see the opportunities below for more information.

Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M) Program

The objective of the CGS-M Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

CGS-M applications must be submitted electronically via the Research Portal by the Tri-Agency CGS-M deadline.

The following three graduate scholarships fall under the CGS-M Program:

  1. Canada Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships
  2. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships
  3. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships

INTERNAL DEADLINE (Optional, ORS will vet application for completeness):  November 16

CGS-M DEADLINE:  December 1, before 8:00 p.m. (ET)

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs)

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards are meant to stimulate students’ interests in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage graduate studies education and the pursuit of a research career in these fields. USRAs allow students to gain research work experience that complements their studies in an academic setting; these awards can provide financial support through Brandon University. NSERC encourages qualified Aboriginal students to apply for this award.

BU NSERC USRA Submission Requirements and General Information

Deadline:  February 1 (Where the 1st falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following business day.)

Other Tri-Agency Opportunities

Research Manitoba Master’s Studentship Awards (MSA)

Research Manitoba Master’s Studentship Awards support highly qualified Master’s students prepare for careers as independent researchers in industry, healthcare, and other environments, thus attracting and retaining the best students within Manitoba.  The program partners with several organizations in Manitoba to provide joint funding opportunities, increasing the number of Studentships awarded annually.

The MSA program accepts applications under Health, Natural Sciences & Engineering, and Social Sciences & Humanities categories.

All awards consist of an annual stipend for up to a maximum of one year.


Polar Knowledge Canada Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) Awards

Polar Knowledge Canada NSTP Awards provide supplementary funding for university students, in all disciplines, with an interest in northern studies.

INTERNAL DEADLINE:  November 1 (Where the 1st falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following business day.)

NSTP DEADLINE:  December 1

Other Research Scholarships and Awards