The application window is now open for the fully funded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships targeted at excellent postgraduate students across the globe. The scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year per awardee for three years during doctoral studies and considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership.
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.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Government of Canada.
Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships
Host Institution(s): Universities/institutions in Canada.
Scholarship Worth/Value: $50,000 per year for 3 years
Number of Awards: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually
Study level: Postgraduate (doctoral)
Subject Eligibility: See eligible Areas of Research (below).
Nationality: All Nationalities
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships | Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
The Selection Criteria for the Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are based on:
- Academic Excellence
- Research Potential
- Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)
- Canadian citizens
- Permanent residents of Canada
- Foreign citizens
Areas of research:
More eligibility information is available: https://vanier.gc.ca/en/eligibility-admissibilite.html
How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2022/23 are to note that scholarships usually will follow a nominating 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. Interested candidates should: Check how to be nominated
July – November 2022: Applicants seek a nominating institution, and 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, 2022 (20:00 EST): Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2022 – March 2023: Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2023: Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1, 2023, September 1, 2023, or January 1, 2024: Payments begin.