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.

In an effort to support students in broadening their research horizons and seeking new challenges, the Vanier CGS program strongly encourages candidates to pursue their studies beyond the university that granted their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Eligibility for Nomination

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:
  • be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation;
  • be seeking financial support to pursue your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD);
  • 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;
  • have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2012;
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent; and
  • not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, SSHRC or NSERC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD).
Nomination process
  1. Students apply, or are invited to apply, for the Vanier CGS funding program through the Canadian institution where they will pursue their studies (they need not have been offered admission at the time of application).
  2. Candidates must complete the Vanier CGS application form, including all official transcripts, and submit it to their department.
  3. Departments review the applications and nominate one student for Vanier awards in NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR, as appropriate.
The university is permitted to send forward a limited number of applications to each agency as follows:

CIHR = 1

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) must be held at the nominating university.

Nominees will be evaluated and selected based on the three main criteria: academic excellence, research potential, and leadership. In submitting your nominations, please pay close attention to the requirement for evidence of leadership skills or potential.

Application Procedure

For further details and application procedure please visit the Vanier Canada webpage.

Please note, application deadline to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program for International Students is 09 November, 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

© 2011 Research Grants.

Related Posts

Receive in inbox:
Note : You will find a confirmation link in your inbox or junk folder

data:newerPageTitle data:newerPageTitle data:newerPageTitle