How to Submit an Application to CIHR’s Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Program (CGS D)

*If pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad, applicants must apply to the CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) competition. These applicants must manually enter the foreign institution in the “Other” field under “Institution Paid”.

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Top of chart begins Q: "Are you currently registered in a degree program?"

If "No" to currently registered in a degree program, then Q: "Were you registered in a Canadian degree program during the calendar year of application?"

If “No”, then “Directly CIHR”.

If “Directly to CIHR”, then “Manually enter “CIHR” in the “Other” field as the “Institution Paid” within your application”.

If "Yes", then Q: "Does the institution at which you were registered have a quota?"

If "Yes" to institution has a quota, then "Apply through the institution at which you were registered".

If “Apply through the institution at which you were registered”, then “Select this institution from the drop down menu of the “Institution Paid” field within your application”.

If “No” to institution has a quota, then “Directly to CIHR”.

If “Directly to CIHR”, then “Manually enter “CIHR” in the “Other” field as the “Institution Paid” within your application”.

If “Yes” to currently registered in a degree program, then Q: “Is it a foreign or Canadian institution?

If “Foreign”, then “Directly to CIHR”. Note for students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad, applicants must apply to the CIHR Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA) competition. These applicants must manually enter the foreign institution in the “Other” field under “Institution Paid”.

If “Directly CIHR”, then “Manually enter “CIHR” in the “Other” field as the “Institution Paid” within your application”.

If “Canadian”, then Q: “Does your institution have a quota?"

If "Yes" to institution has a quota, then "Apply through the institution at which you are currently registered".

If “Apply through the institution at which you are currently registered” then, “Select this institution from the drop down menu of the “Institution Paid” field of your application”.

If “No” to institution has a quota, then “Apply directly to CIHR”.

If “Apply directly to CIHR” then “Manually enter “CIHR” in the “Other” field as the “Institution Paid” within your application”.

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