The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) 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 center 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

Next important date

For Students: Consult nominating institution for submission deadline.
For nominating institutions: Deadline: October 31, 2018.

Nomination process

Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota (i.e., a predetermined number of applications that can be put forward to the national competition)) to host Vanier scholars. Candidates should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study.

Timelines

July – November 2018 Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit the application package.
Internal Deadline (varies) Deadline to submit the application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.
October 31, 2018 (20:00 ET) Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2018 – March 2019 Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2019 Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1, 2019, September 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020 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.

9 thoughts on “The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program

  1. In my Opinion, Vanier CGS is one of the best opportunities for Students who want to continue their education under a perfect quality. Canada is one of the best destination in the world for successful students to fulfil their education in a development country.
    All the best.

  2. Hi:
    My name is Mohammad shapoor noorzai I am from Afghanistan Helmand province I have degree of bachelor in civil engineering I would like to get master degree in civil engineering.

    Thank you

  3. Hi my name is fazirahim hakimi i am from afghanistan i live in kabul i graduated from al jama complex institute i can participate in this scholarship

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