CIHR Doctoral Research Awards

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Stipend: $30,000; Research allowance: $5,000
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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field. Two types of awards are available. Please be advised that an applicant can only apply to one competition in the same year:

  • Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Awards  (CGS-D) for students pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada
  • Doctoral Foreign Study Award  (DFSA) for students pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field abroad

In addition, please note that if successful, an applicant cannot change the proposed location or institution paid from a Canadian institution to a foreign institution since the purpose of these competitions are different.


Profiles of Award Holders

Courtney van Ballegooie
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD)
Patient Understanding of Modern Chemotheraputics: Has the increasing complexity of chemotherapy impacted patients quality of life and understanding?

Jennica Nichols
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Reimagining Research-Based Theatre: An Arts-Based Approach to Engaging Veterans, Families, and Service Providers in the Co-Design of an Intervention to Improve Veterans' Success in Higher Education

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Further Information

For further information, please visit CIHR's health research training award programs page .

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