Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 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 annually. 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:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Selection Criteria
Academic Excellence
Research Potential
Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)

Timelines

July – November 2021: Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit an application package.
Internal Deadline (varies): Deadline to submit an application to the nominating institution. Contact the nominating institution for a specific date.
November 2, 2021 (20:00 EST): Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2021 – March 2022: Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2022: Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.

May 1, 2022, September 1, 2022, or January 1, 2023: Payments 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.

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