Funding opportunities for PhD in Health students

Check back regularly for updated deadlines and funding opportunities.

Internal Opportunities

Harmonized Scholarship

Due: Early December

Includes: NSGS, Killam, Vitamin, Bader, Eliza Ritchie awards.


Due: Early December

Apply for this award as part of the Harmonized application process.

Graduate Student Teaching Award

Due: January 31

Open to all qualified graduate student instructors.

FGS Emergency Bursary

considered monthly

Bursary awards are based on eligibility and emergency need.


Multiple awards / deadlines

Includes travel, continuation, and other awards.

DAGS Graduate Student Grants

Rolling application cycle

Includes professional development and travel grants.

External Opportunities


Due: October 1 (Internal)

Vanier / Trudeau Scholarship

Due: September 30 (Internal)

Canada’s most prestigious and highest valued award for doctoral researchers.

IWK Graduate Studentship

Due: July

For candidates whose primary supervisor is an IWK researcher.

MSSU Student Award

Due: April

Funding opportunities for graduate students pursuing patient-oriented health research.

Scotia Scholars

Due: April

Supports research trainees with exceptional potential who are engaged in health research.

BRIC Student Award

Due: May

Encourages future health researchers to consider primary and integrated health care research.

Travel Grants

FGS Travel Grant

DAGS Travel Grant

health Travel Grant

Know of another funding opportunity?

Let us know and we will add it to our resource list.