- The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program 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. and is
- Many/Most Canadian Universities
- Students wishing to apply for a Vanier CGS should verify that the university to which they are applying for doctoral studies has a Vanier CGS allocation.
- They must then inform the university that they wish to be considered for a Vanier CGS.
Field(s) of Study
- Any first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD)
What does the scholarship cover?
- It is worth $50,000 per year for three years
How many scholarships are given?
Which countries are targeted?
- Available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities
Am I Eligible to Apply?
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). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
- 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;
- have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2014 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
- have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the university for its definition of a first-class average; and
- not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
How to I Apply – Next Steps
- Applications are initiated in one of two ways. Either:
- the student informs the faculty of graduate studies at the selected university of their intent to apply to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program; or
- the university initiates the nomination process by contacting the desired candidate.
- Applications are prepared by the student and submitted to the university by the nominating university’s internal deadline (set in ResearchNet by the nominating university) using the ResearchNet application system.
- The nominating university performs the internal candidate-selection process.
- The nominating university forwards recommended nominations to the Vanier-Banting Secretariat by November 6, 2013 (8:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
- The Vanier-Banting Secretariat performs the selection process.
- The Vanier-Banting Secretariat presents the recommendations to the Vanier-Banting steering committee.
- The Vanier-Banting steering committee endorses and approves final decisions for the Vanier CGS program.
- Successful candidates are notified of the competition results in April 2014.
- The deadline date is November 6, 2013 (8:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
How do I get more information?
- Scholarship Page – http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html
- Top Scholarships – http://internationalscholarships.ca/category/level-of-study/graduate/
- Free Scholarships – http://www.freeundergraduatescholarships.info/