Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Academic year 2024
Amount $50,000

Overview

Value

$50,000/year for three years.

Number offered

Varies

Eligibility

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:

  1. be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation;

  2. be seeking financial support to pursue 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);

  3. 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 university. Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;

  4. have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2024 (see Calculating months of doctoral studies);

  5. have achieved a first-class average (minimum of 80%) in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent; and

  6. not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Without exception, the Vanier CGS is tenable only at the eligible Canadian university that submitted the nomination.

To hold the Vanier CGS, the candidate must:

  • be registered as a full-time student at the nominating Canadian university and be pursuing a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD); and

  • remain enrolled and demonstrate continued satisfactory progress in their doctoral program.

Donor

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.

Deadline

The call for applications for this award will open annually in the Fall term.

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