The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship was launched by the government of Canada 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. A total of 167 scholarships worth $50,000 are awarded annually.
To be considered for the Vanier CGS award, you must meet the following requirements;
- Applicant must be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota.
- Must be pursuing your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD). 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 combined MA/PhD or MD/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, 2016.
- 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 encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average.
- Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
Fields of study
The Vanier Scholarships support doctoral studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields.
What the scholarship covers
The scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies.
How to apply
Candidates must first be nominated by the Canadian university they wish to pursue their study. Applications made directly to the Vanier CGS program will not be considered. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The deadline for scholarship application is 4th November 2015