Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

 

Vanier CGS overview

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.

Scope

Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annuallyFootnote1;
A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.

Value

$50,000 per year

Duration

3 years (non-renewable)

Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:

Selection Criteria

Timelines

July – November 2020Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit application package.
Internal Deadline (varies)Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.
November 3, 2020 (20:00 EST)Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2020 – March 2021Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2021Anticipated notification of results.Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1, 2021, September 1, 2021 or January 1, 2022Payments begin.

Features

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.

Footnotes

Should more funds become available, additional scholarships may be awarded.

 

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