Application call for 2022 Canada Government Scholarship – Fully Funded. The scholarship is open to all nationalities and the deadline is 2nd November 2021.
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 and a total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time. The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both 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.
3 years (non-renewable)
Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:
$50,000 per year
The candidate’s academic history and their demonstrated excellence in academic achievement throughout the course of their scholarly career.
Demonstrated by the candidate’s research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, and any anticipated outcomes.
Reviewers should consider the sphere of influence of candidates relative to others along the following continuum of expanding impact:
Consideration should be given to the candidate’s standards of research productivity, etc. for their level of experience/qualifications relative to their personal circumstances (applicant’s stage of study, lived experience and knowledge systems).
Given the prestige of the Vanier CGS program, this is an important criterion that has to be assessed in an indirect manner, since there is no opportunity for the selection committee to interview candidates.
When assessing the leadership criterion, consider how the nominee has gone above and beyond the expected norms in order to overcome obstacles, foster others, spearhead change, or otherwise demonstrate Leadership.
Weigh achievements according to the opportunities presented (lack of opportunities due to socio-economic status, culturally different academic settings for students with foreign academic backgrounds, etc.).
Note: consider that for foreign candidates, these opportunities may not always present themselves due to culturally different academic settings.