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By the numbers / Inflation eroded the value of graduate Tri-Council grants over the last 20 years

By the numbers / Inflation eroded the value of graduate Tri-Council grants over the last 20 years

  • With no cost-of-living adjustments since inception, the value of many graduate Tri-Council grants has stagnated.
  • A 54% surge in inflation over the last 20 years has decreased the value of Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS).

Graduate student grant awards, 2003 and 2023 (adjusted for inflation)


Source: Government of Canada’s Graduate Scholarship and Post-doctoral Fellowship Programs, Report of the Standing Committee on Science and Research, December 2023

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