RCGS Graduate Research Scholarships

A scholarship for both Master’s and Doctoral students registered in a Canadian university

The RCGS Graduate Research Scholarships (up to a total of $13,000 to be allocated to several submissions, with no one submission exceeding $5,000), are awarded annually by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. It is open to both Master’s and Doctoral students registered in a Canadian university. The geographical focus of the research is open to anywhere in Canada. 


Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Students must be registered in a Canadian university, and must propose a research topic that addresses some substantive element of geography of Canada. The Scholarship will normally be awarded to a student (full-time or part-time) whose course work will be completed by the May following the application deadline.


The deadline for receipt of applications is February 14th, annually. 

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