Scholarship info – Canada

A scholarship is a financial award given to a student on the basis of academic achievement and promise. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. The various types of scholarships are:

A. TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS:

PROGRAM  MANAGED/FUNDED BY DESCRIPTION
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Government of Canada
CIFAR Global Scholars Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) The CIFAR Global Scholars is designed to build research and leadership capacity at a critically early stage of career development. The program istargeted to individuals who have completed their PhD within the three years before the starting date of an advertised Global Scholar position and have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and research potential.
CIHR Fellowship Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates at the post-PhD or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards International Development Research Centre (IDRC) IDRC offers these awards to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing their doctoral studies at a Canadian university to support field research in one or more developing countries.
IDRC Research Awards International Development Research Centre (IDRC) IDRC offers these research awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing masters or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university. As a research award recipient, one will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time, the individual will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with chosen program. under the mentorship of a program officer.
Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) provides financial support for highly qualified science and engineering graduates.These scholarships are aimed at encouraging scholars to consider research careers in industry.
Industrial Research and Development Internship (IRDI) Program Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada The mission of the IRDI program is to introduce graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to practical business problems and provide them with the opportunity to apply their scientific and technical expertise to address the needs of participating businesses, as well as to create a medium that will facilitate increased private investments in R&D. The IRDI program is open to all research areas.
Mitacs Elevate Mitacs Mitacs Elevate supports postdoctoral fellows and Canadian companies and partners to collaborate on research projects and build capacity for the next generation of R&D management leaders.
Mitac Globalink Mitacs Mitacs Accelerate is research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges.
Mitacs Step Mitacs Mitacs Step is Canada’s only comprehensive program providing business-ready skills to promising researchers. Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.
Mitacs-Accelerate Mitacs Through Mitacs Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges.
Research Associate Program National Research Council Canada The Research Associate Program provides scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work in a challenging research environment.
Sauvé Scholars Program Jeanne Sauvé Youth Fondation The Sauvé Scholars Program encourages young leaders from across the globe who wants to change the world.
Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) Canadian Institutes of Health Research The purpose of Strategic Training Program Grants is to build capacity within Canada’s health research community through the training and development of researchers, and foster the development and ongoing support of the careers in health research.
The Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship International Development Research Centre (IDRC) The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) encourages and supports researchers and innovators in developing countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems of their societies. Their goal is to find ways to reduce poverty, improve health, support innovation, and safeguard the environment.
Trudeau Fellowships Trudeau Foundation Trudeau Fellows, Scholars and Mentors build a network of creative people working together from a variety of perspectives to address fundamental social issues affecting our society and our future through research, learning, scholarship and debate.
Trudeau Scholarships Trudeau Foundation Trudeau Fellows, Scholars and Mentors build a network of creative people working together from a variety of perspectives to address fundamental social issues affecting our society and our future through research, learning, scholarship and debate
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Government of Canada The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program attracts world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.
Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) The Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) Program providespromising scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions.

B. CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:

Most of the scholarships are awarded on merit and competitive basis for which students need to directly approach each schoolfor relevant scholarship aid.The amount and type of award differ from institution to institution.