2021 Notices

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December 14, 2021
Research training award holders and proof of vaccination exemption

Vaccine exemption/accommodation requests must be approved by the host institution based on their COVID-19 policies. With this approval, the current Tri-agency policies apply and the award holder can:

  • defer the start date of their award,
  • request an unpaid interruption of their award, and
  • work remotely.


August 12, 2021
Transcripts for the fall 2021 scholarships and fellowships competitions

Canada’s three granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)—acknowledge that the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may hinder the ability of some institutions to provide applicants with official and up-to-date transcripts in advance of the deadline date, particularly at institutions which do not currently provide official electronic versions of these documents. Therefore, for the fall 2021 scholarships and fellowships competitions, the agencies will continue to accept unofficial transcripts if official transcripts cannot be obtained.

Applicants should contact their faculty of graduate studies to determine whether an official transcript can be provided. Submission of an application will continue to serve as a formal attestation that the applicant has provided true, complete, and accurate information in the application and its related documents.


March 19, 2021
March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

This year CIHR is highlighting researchers working on Social Determinants of Health and how these factors shape the health of Canadians.

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