Optimize Your Chance for Success sshrc joseph – Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (cgs) Masters/Doctoral and sshrc doctoral Fellowships



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Optimize Your Chance for Success SSHRC Joseph – Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Masters/Doctoral and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships

  • Dr. Noreen Golfman
  • School of Graduate Studies

SSHRC Supports the Best Graduate Students in the Social Sciences & Humanities

  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Masters Scholarships
  • $17,500 for 12 months nonrenewable
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Awards and
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships
  • $35,000 for 36 months, $20,000 for up to 48 months
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Doctoral)
  • $50,000 per year, for up to 36 months
  • CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements $6,000 maximum

To be eligible for a J. A. Bombardier CGS M Scholarship you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
  • be pursuing your first master’s degree or have registered in the first or second year of the Master’s portion of a combined MA/PhD Program
  • have achieved first-class standing in each of the last 2 years of full-time study or equivalent
  • have completed no more than 12 months at the graduate level by the start date of the award
  • may be pursuing a degree program that combines undergraduate and graduate degrees. (NEW)
  • not be applying in this academic year to NSERC or CIHR or received an award for the master’s level of study from NSERC or CIHR
  • be in or starting a degree program that includes significant research training. Eligibility of the degree program would be demonstrated by the completion of a thesis, major paper, project, publication, performance, recital or exhibit; and/or completing course work in research methods and/or statistics appropriate for the discipline; and/or acquiring knowledge and experience sufficient to conduct, assess and interpret research and scholarship in the field.
  • http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/site/apply-demande/program_descriptions-descriptions_de_programmes/fellowships/cgs_masters-besc_maitrise-eng.aspx

You are eligible to apply for a SSHRC/CGS Doctoral Fellowship if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
  • will be pursuing your first PhD degree in the social sciences and humanities or if you are currently registered in a combined MA/PhD program or a fast-track program (New) and have or will have completed more than 12 months of graduate studies at the proposed start date of the award
  • are in a degree program that includes significant original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a dissertation, major scholarly publication, performance, recital, or exhibit, which is peer-reviewed at the institutional level
  • will not be applying in this academic year to NSERC or CIHR
  • have not received other funding from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR for a previous doctoral degree
  • are pursuing a degree program that combines undergraduate and graduate degrees. (New)
  • are or will be registered as a direct entry doctoral candidate. (New)
  • http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/site/apply-demande/program_descriptions-descriptions_de_programmes/fellowships/doctoral-doctorat-eng.aspx#a4

How do I apply?

  • you:
  • go to SSHRC’s web site:
  • http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/site/apply-demande/students-etudiants-eng.aspx
  • complete the on-line application form and free form attachments, print and sign the application
  • present letters of appraisal forms to two reviewers
  • submit completed application, two letters of appraisal (in sealed envelopes), and official transcripts to your department by departmental deadline date

How do I apply? (cont’d)

  • your academic unit:
  • receives your completed application form
  • receives completed letters of appraisal forms from the referees or applicant
  • completes departmental appraisal form, where applicable
  • verifies and submits application by SGS deadline date for
  • CGS M & CGS D/Doctoral Fellowships – November 12, 2010

How do I apply? (cont’d)

  • SGS:
  • receives and verifies completed application
  • contacts selected applicants
  • selects applications (MUN Selection Committee)
  • forwards quota to SSHRC and notifies applicants
  • SSHRC CGS M quota - 17; SSHRC Doctoral quota - 20
  • SSHRC:
  • results are announced in late Spring
  • .

To have a good application:

  • Read program description and application instructions carefully prior to completing the application form online
  • Be clear, concise, coherent, error-free and complete
  • Have someone read and comment on your Program of Study
  • Check that your application is complete and correct
  • Let referees know the deadline date
  • Ensure your list of publications provides complete bibliographic information
  • Do not use a font size smaller than 12 pt
  • Do not use jargon or highly technical language
  • Do not exceed the page limits

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters Scholarship Evaluation Criteria

  • Academic excellence - 60%
  • Research potential - 30%
  • Communication skills - 10%

SSHRC/CGS Doctoral Awards Evaluation Criteria

  • Academic results
      • transcripts
      • awards and distinctions
  • Program of Study and Research
      • potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge
  • Professional and academic experience
      • research assistantships or other relevant work experience
      • publications
      • conference presentations
  • Letters of Appraisal
  • Departmental Appraisal
  • Similar page for both applications
  • Master’s application
  • “Student” * If you are a student and also hold a position you must indicate “Student” as your current position and list the other position under current or previous positions
  • e.g. MA or PhD
  • New*
  • New*
  • Don’t forget to sign!
  • New * – Must confirmed
  • the nature of the research
  • requirements of the degree program. If the research is coursework, must indicate the course numbers.
  • Doctoral applications
  • “Student” * If you are a student and also hold a position you must indicate “Student” as your current position and list the other position under concurrent or previous positions.
  • e.g. MA or PhD
  • Refer to the Instructions
  • Title in non-technical terms for the research proposal.
  • Use upper-case for the first word, proper nouns and acronyms only.
  • Don’t forget to sign!
  • Similar for both applications
  • For degrees currently in progress, include the expected completion date.
  • Similar for both applications
  • List academic and relevant non-academic work experience and administrative appointments
  • May include research & teaching assistantships
  • Similar for both applications
  • DO NOT use teaching or research assistantships in this section.
  • Cannot add an additional page for Credentials
  • NEW
  • Research Contributions are no longer listed on Page 6 of the application. They will now be included as an attachment. Maximum of one page.
  • Group your contributions by the category in the following order, listing your most recent contributions first.
  • 1. Refereed Contributions
  • 2. Other Refereed Contributions
  • 3. Non-refereed Contributions
  • 4. Forthcoming Contributions * list only ones that have been formally accepted for publication
  • 5. Literary and Artistic works
  • Please refer to the instructions online regarding the format.
  • Similar for both applications
  • Separate keywords with a semicolon
  • Similar for both applications
  • Similar for both applications
  • Please don’t forget to add Memorial, even if you just started in September!
  • Only official transcripts are accepted (some exceptions apply)

General Presentation for Program of Study

  • Important Points
  • typed or word processed, single-sided, on 8 ½" x 11", white paper
  • single-space, with no more than six lines of type per inch
  • body text in a minimum 12 pt Times New Roman font
  • all margins set at a minimum of 3/4“ (1.87 cm)
  • your name appears within the set margins at the top right corner of every page
  • pages numbered consecutively following the last page of your application printout
  • Bibliography and Citations
  • maximum five pages
  • include a bibliography for your proposed Program of Study (do not send publications or include endnotes)
  • complete bibliographic details for all citations included in your Program of Study. Ensure that they are clear and complete to allow reviewers to locate the sources easily

J. A. Bombardier CGS M Program of Study (maximum of 2 pages)

  • Identify the university and degree program which you are pursuing or intend to pursue
  • Outline clearly the research training component of that degree program
  • Explain how the program of study meets one or more of the three components listed under the Program Eligibility Section as identified in the application profile section of the application
  • If your Master’s degree program involves a thesis, a major research paper/essay, or a major research project, provide a well-structured outline of your research proposal, specifying the research question, context, objectives, methodology and contribution to the advancement of knowledge

J. A. Bombardier CGS M Program of Study

  • And:
  • If your proposed research is in Psychology, you must justify your submission to SSHRC, rather than NSERC or CIHR as indicated under the new guidelines for eligibility
  • If the output of your degree program is an artistic creation, rather than a thesis, indicate clearly the research component of your proposed work. Outline the objectives of your research, the context, methodology, and contribution to the advancement of knowledge
  • If your program does not involve a thesis, major research paper/essay, or a major research project, outline clearly the research training component of the degree
  • If it is relevant to your research proposal, describe any work experience, community involvement or other extracurricular activity

SSHRC/CGS Doctoral Program of Study (maximum of 2 pages)

  • Entering first year of doctoral studies:
  • Clearly state your current level of study.
  • Give the title and a brief description of your master’s thesis, if applicable
  • Identify the degree program which you will pursue(including any relevant courses) and provide an explanation for you choice.
  • Provide an outline of your doctoral thesis proposal, including the research question context, objectives, methodology, contribution to the advancement of knowledge

SSHRC/CGS Doctoral Program of Study

  • Currently in a doctoral program:
  • Clearly state your current level of graduate study and indicate what stage you are at in your thesis
  • provide the name of your supervisor of doctoral studies, if known
  • Outline your thesis proposal, including the research question, context, objectives, methodology and contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field
  • describe what you hope to accomplish during the award tenure and what will remain to be done before you obtain your degree
  • Note:
  • If your proposed research is in psychology, justify your submission of this proposal to SSHRC under the new guidelines for eligibility
  • If the output of your degree program is an artistic creation rather than a thesis, indicate clearly the research component of your proposed work. Outline the objectives of your research, the context, methodology, and contribution to the advancement of knowledge
  • CGS M Applicants:
  • Doctoral Applicants:
  • Referees must be faculty members who have had sufficient opportunity to assess your research potential, and, if applicable, the importance of your publication.
  • If completing a Master’s degree, one letter of appraisal must be from your Master’s supervisor (or equivalent).
  • If currently in a doctoral program and have a supervisor, one letter of appraisal must be from your doctoral thesis supervisor.
  • If you don’t have a supervisor, obtain a letter of appraisal from a faculty member who have had sufficient opportunities to access your potential, at the bachelor’s or Master’s level.
  • Please Note ->
  • Master’s Application
  • Doctoral Application
  • Master’s Application
  • Please include the checklist and verify the application once completed before printing.
  • Doctoral Application
  • Please include this checklist and verify your application once completed before printing
  • Eligibility Requirements for the Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (FSS)
  • To be eligibility for this program one must be registered at a Canadian institution and hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier (CGS) at the master’s or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Two deadline dates: June 10th and October 10th
  • For complete eligibility details:
  • http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/site/apply-demande/students-etudiants-eng.aspx
  • SGS
  • GSU
  • Scholarships Officer
  • Gail Lamkin
  • IIC-2012C
  • 864-2600, glamkin@mun.ca
  • Main Office
  • Inco Innovation Centre
  • IIC-2012
  • 864-2445
  • School of Graduate Studies


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