The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually

A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.

Value

$50,000 per year

Type

PhD

Duration

3 years (non-renewable)

Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:

Selection Criteria

Timelines

July – November 2019 Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit application package.
Internal Deadline (varies) Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.
November 6, 2019 (20:00 ET) Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2019 – March 2020 Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2020 Anticipated notification of results.Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1, 2020, September 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021 Payments begin.

Nomination process

Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota (i.e., a predetermined number of applications that can be put forward to the national competition) to host Vanier scholars. Candidates should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study.

Here’s how to be nominated

Full Scholarship Details Here

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