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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGSD) $35,000

NSERC Post-graduate Scholarship (PGS) - $21,000

NSERC provides doctoral scholarships to students pursuing a doctoral degree in natural sciences and engineering.  To apply you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. 

Students currently registered at UVic, on an approved leave from UVic or who were registered in a degree program at UVic in this calendar year (Jan – Dec 2023) must be nominated by UVic and therefore are required to participate in the UVic internal adjudication process.


up to $35,000

Application deadline

2023 UVic deadline TBD

Are you eligible?

NSERC CGSD Eligibility  NSERC PGS Eligibility.

How to apply

To be considered for NSERC doctoral scholarships complete the application in the NSERC online system by Tuesday, October 4, 2022 

If you have transcripts that include transfer credit from another institution, the original transcript with grades shown (and legend) are required. Ensure all transcripts are uploaded by the required deadline. After submission your application will be checked to be sure it is correct and complete and you will be contacted by email to advise you of any required changes if necessary.  Applications are reviewed by your academic unit and then scored by the UVic NSERC Selection Committee.

All applicants will be notified in late November to let you know if your application has been chosen by UVic.

Read both the NSERC application instructions and the application procedures carefully before beginning your application.carefully before beginning your application.

Application help

Lisa Pender, UVic Scholarship Officer is available to help you apply for NSERC doctoral funding including:

  • NSERC, Dr. Steve Perlman ( will be available to work with students and provide feed back and tips on the research portion of their application

NSERC workshop:

Email your questions to Lisa at or schedule a meeting to discuss your application.