Tri-Agency Resources

The ORE provides resources for graduate students applying for funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and also UBC Affiliated Fellowships.

Specific information (such as eligibility, evaluation criteria, application procedures, nomination procedures, adjudication procedures, and profiles of award holders) regarding Tri-Agency funding can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website entries for SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC, CGS M, and UBC Affiliated Fellowships.

Our major event is the Graduate Student Tri-Agency Information Session, which occurs every July and October. Topics covered include what makes an excellent program of study description as part of your proposal, what should you include in your description of your track record, and what is the best way to interact with and approach referees.

If you can’t attend the event, you can find helpful resources linked to from within this post, including tips and best practices, samples of application materials, and frequently-asked questions.

For more information and further clarification, you can visit the websites for SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, and UBC Affiliated Fellowships. The Graduate Program Assistants for each department are also available to answer your questions.


2021 Tri-Agency Awards and Affiliated Fellowships Information Session (Master) | October 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The Office of Research in Education (ORE) will offer a workshop (on Zoom) on Tri-Agency and Affiliated Fellowships funding for Master’s students. Topics of note will include deadlines and websites, an overview of the adjudication process, what makes an excellent application package, and CV development. Dr. Teresa Dobson, Director of Graduate Programs in Education, will lead the event. Attendees are asked to RSVP to by October 7, 2021. Please provide your full name, unit, year of program, and the agency to which you are applying. As well, list any specific questions you would like answered.


2021 Tri-Agency Awards and Affiliated Fellowships Information Panel (Doctoral) | July 26, 2021

The 2021 information session for Tri-Agency and affiliated doctoral fellowships took place in July. The UBC deadline for these awards was 13 September 2021.