The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.
The CGS M Program supports up to 2,500 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the institutional level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the institution at which they intend to hold their award using the RESEARCH PORTAL. No additional changes can be made after submission. The portal will instruct applicants to select up to THREE universities where they wish to hold the award.
Applicants can be considered for a CGS M at McMaster University if they select McMaster as one of their institutions on their CGS M application and are: currently enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission at McMaster in an eligible graduate program.
IMPORTANT: Up-to-date OFFICIAL transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies must be included in your application. Retain the paper copy of any uploaded transcripts, as you may be asked to provide it for verification purposes. Up-to-date transcripts are defined as transcripts dated or issued in the fall 2021 session (if currently registered) or after the last term completed (if not currently registered). It is important to order your transcript(s) as soon as possible. A McMaster paper copy can take 7-10 business days (please allow time for delivery). Students can request an official paper copy or e-transcript through mosaic. For more details, please refer to the Registrar’s Office to learn how to request your transcript. Electronic transcripts are protected, therefore you will have to scan before uploading to your application.