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Comparison of Various Awards

  SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships SSHRC Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarships

Canada Graduate Master's





Value $20,000 per year $35,000 per year $17,500 for one year $15,000 for one year
Level of study PhD only PhD only MA only MA and PhD
Current level of applicant last year of MA to doctoral last year of MA or first year of PhD 4th year undergraduate or 1st year of two-year MA 4th year undergrad via admission; MA or PhD
Plan of study/work plan required of all applicants required of all applicants required of all applicants required of all applicants
Department ranking? Yes Yes Yes Yes
University screening? Yes (quota = 56) Yes (same as SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships) Yes (2013 McMaster quota  =25) Yes
Minimum tenure 12 months 36 months 12 months 2 terms
Maximum tenure 48 months 36 months 12 months 3 terms
Tenure in 5th PhD year? No No not applicable No
Visa applicants? No No No 1 per faculty


* subject to change.