Applications are now open for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program 2020. The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students. Further, by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.
Moreover, 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 center of excellence in research and higher learning. Further, Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and also, a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.
The Vanier CGS program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.
3 years (non-renewable)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Further, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- The scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
- Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually. A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.
Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are to be for a Vanier CGS
To be for a Vanier CGS, you must
- be candidates getting the nomination by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
- be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
- intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
- not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2020,
- have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average; and
- Further, must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.