The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class students and to brand Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. VCS supports students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health.
The scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.
- For Students: Consult nominating institution for submission deadline.
- For nominating institutions: Deadline: November 1, 2022 (20:00 EDT).
Eligible Countries: All
Type: Doctoral (PhD)
Eligible Field of Studies:
- Health research
- Natural sciences and/or engineering research
- Social sciences and humanities research
Value and Duration of Scholarship: $50,000 annually for three years.
Number of Scholarships: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually.
- To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:
- be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota
- be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, or JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component);
- intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate research program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution;
- have completed no more than 20 months of full-time study in your doctoral program as of May 1, 2023;
- have completed no more than 32 months of full-time study in your doctoral program (i.e., joint graduate research program, accelerated, previously enrolled without obtaining Master’s degree), by May 1, 2023.
- 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; and
- must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral program.
Application Process: Interested applicants must be nominated by a Canadian Institution with a quota at which they want to study. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program.