Overview for Applicants

The purpose of the CSA Group Graduate Scholarship is to support graduate students in the pursuit of novel research related to standards. Graduate students at the Master’s level studying at or accepted to a publicly-funded, accredited Canadian university are eligible to apply.

The research can be conducted in any field (e.g. engineering, social sciences, health sciences) and must include standards as a significant component of the research. The research may investigate aspects of an existing standard or may explore an area for future standards development. The topic does not need to be related to an area in which CSA Group already has standards.

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Key Dates

  • Deadline to Apply: March 31
  • Notice of Award: May 15
  • Award Acceptance: June 3

Value and Duration

  • Awards are $10,000 per year;
  • Award duration is for a maximum of two years, or to the end of a two-year Master’s program, whichever is sooner.


  • Students must be accepted to a graduate program for full time studies at the Master’s level, or must be currently be enrolled in a Master’s program at a publicly-funded, accredited Canadian University to apply;
  • Students must be enrolled in a Master’s program within the eligible two-year time period to hold the award;
  • Eligibility is limited to enrollment at accredited Canadian universities.

How to Apply

Applications are to be completed online through the CSA scholarship application portal. See the Application Instructions in the portal for details on how to submit the following by the deadline:

  • Application Form
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Support from Supervisor
  • A recommendation form from a minimum of two referees. Note that the research supervisor cannot serve as a referee.