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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields.

Sponsor: SSHRC, CIHR, and NSERC

Award Restrictions

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

Host CountriesCanada
Other CriteriaTo be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Schlarship, a student must: be nominated by a Canadian university with a Vanier CGS quota; be seeking support to pursue their first PhD (or equivalent); be pursuing doctoral studies (or a combined masters/PhD degree); or have not already received a scholarship or fellowship from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR to undertake or complete a doctoral degree or combined masters/PhD degree; not be pursuing a degree program that combines undergraduate and graduate degrees; and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student eligible for nomination for a Vanier CGS.

Host Institution: Several Canadian Universities (Check website for details)

This award is linked to a specific institution.

Award Specifications

Additional information about this award.

Amount$50,000 per year for 3 years
Number of Awards165 per year
DeadlineNovember 9
IncludesThis level of funding will provide successful candidates with significant freedom to pursue and complete doctoral studies that will lead to the growth of the global knowledge base.

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