Application for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) Program. Entry is now open for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) Program


The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) Program Application Form


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.

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.

1. Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually
2. A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.

The Application process opens June 24, 2020

Benefits

Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies

Eligibility

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.

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 undergraduate/graduate research program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). 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 a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2020 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
  • 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 degree

Application

1. Applications are initiated in one of two ways. Either:
  •  the student informs the faculty of graduate studies at the selected institution of their intent to apply to the Vanier CGS program; or
  •  the institution initiates the nomination process by contacting the desired candidate.

2. Applications are prepared by the student and submitted to the nominating institution by their internal deadline (set in ResearchNet by the nominating institution) using the ResearchNet application system.

3. The nominating institution performs the internal candidate selection process.

4. The nominating institution forwards recommended nominations to the Vanier-Banting Secretariat (the Secretariat) by November 2020

5. The Secretariat coordinates the review process.

6. The Secretariat presents the recommendations to the Tri-Agency Programs (TAP) Steering Committee.

7. The TAP Steering Committee endorses and approves final decisions for the Vanier CGS program.

8. Nominated candidates are notified of the competition results in April 2020.

Deadline: November 6, 2020

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