Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship funded by the Canadian Govt.

Designation/Position- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Govt. of Canada invites application for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from eligible and interested candidates

About-  The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008. It strengthens 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.

Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. 

Key Highlight

  • The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students.
  • 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.
  • The program was launched by the Government of Canada in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract, retain and attract world- class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence.

Research/Job Area- 

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering research
  • Social sciences and humanities research

Location-  Canada

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To be eligible for CGS, applicants must be:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents of Canada 
  • foreign citizens
  • nominated by the institution at which they want to study

See Detailed Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Description-

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is administered by the Vanier-Banting Secretariat (the Secretariat) on behalf of Canada’s three federal granting agencies. The Secretariat is housed within the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

More information relating to the governance of the Vanier CGS program

Scholarship Benefits- Pays $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies of the students

How to Apply-

*Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program.

  • submit Vanier CGS application packages through  ResearchNet 
  • It will first be submitted to the Canadian institution.
  • Canadian institution will be putting forward their nomination.
  • Candidates should verify institutional internal deadlines with the administrator at the nominating institution.
  • To be eligible for funding, candidates must attain an average score of at least 3.1 in each of the three criteriaEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion page 

See the detailed Application/Nomination process

Last Date for Apply– 02 November 2021

July – November 2021Applicants seek a nominating institution, 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, 2021 (20:00 EST)Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2021 – March 2022Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2022Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1, 2022, September 1, 2022, or January 1, 2023Payments begin.

See Scholarship Details

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