Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D)

The Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D)/NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) program offers research training awards that provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in doctoral research in the natural sciences and engineering.

Value and Duration

Timeline and Deadlines


Graduate Program Responsibilities

Assessment of Eligibility

Review all Eligibility Conditions and Regulations before assessing applications.

Research and Program Eligibility

To be eligible for support from NSERC, both the proposed program of study and proposed research must be in one of the fields that NSERC supports. Refer to the Eligibility Criteria for Proposed Research and Programs of Study

Graduate Program Review

Once your deadline closes:

Criterion Weight

Academic Excellence


Research Ability/ Potential


Communication, Interpersonal & Leadership Abilities


Administering the NSERC Results



Information updated July 26, 2017