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 or accepted into 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 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 where CSA Group already has standards.

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Key Dates

  • Deadline to Apply: March 31
  • Notice of Award: April 30
  • Award Acceptance: May 31

Value and Duration

  • Scholarships are valued at $10,000 per year for a maximum 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 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

See the Application Instructions for details on how to apply and submit the following to [email protected] by the deadline:

  • Application Form
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent resident, protected person, student visa or study permit
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of support from supervisor
  • Two referee forms, sent directly by the referees to [email protected] by the required deadline.