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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2022/2023 for Doctoral Study in Canadian Universities

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.

Application Deadline:

  • For Students: Consult nominating institution for submission deadline.
  • For nominating institutions: Deadline: 2nd November, 2021 (20:00 EDT).

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All

To be Taken at (country): Canada

About the Award: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to brand Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. VCS supports students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health. The scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.

Information for nominating institutions: Nominating institutions are encouraged to consider diversity in discipline, gender, official language, and citizenship when considering which applicants to nominate for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program.

Areas of research:

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

Type: Doctoral (PhD)

Eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign students pursuing a doctoral degree at eligible Canadian universities

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, candidate 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, 2022;
  • 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.

Eligibility of Degree Programs

  • Doctoral awards are tenable only in degree programs that have a significant research component. The research component must be a requirement for completion of the program, and is considered to be significant original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a dissertation, major scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit that is merit reviewed at the institutional level. Clinically-oriented programs of study, including clinical psychology, are also eligible programs if they have a significant research component, as described above.

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic excellence, as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions.
  • Research potential, as demonstrated by the candidates research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, the potential benefit to Canadians, and any anticipated outcomes.
  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability), as defined by the following qualities:
  • Personal Achievement:
  • Involvement in Academic Life:
  • Volunteerism/community outreach:
  • Civic engagement:
  • Other

Value and Duration of Scholarship: $50,000 annually for three years.

Number of  Scholarship: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually.

How to Apply: Candidates must be nominated by the university at which they want to study. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program.

It is important to go through the Application requirements in the Scholarship Webpage below before applying.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for Details 

Award Providers: The Vanier’s scholarships are administered by Canada’s three federal funding agencies:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

12 Comments
  1. Alehegn Minale says

    i need to follow my PhD in Canada

  2. Shiferaw Garoma says

    i am interesting to apply this position. please tell me the way to apply.

    1. Lucia Tambura says

      I would love to do my PhD in canada

  3. Shiferaw Garoma says

    i am interesting to apply this position

  4. Nusrath Sanofar says

    I want to study my PhD in canada how to apply for this

  5. Alka nanglu says

    I wish to apply for this programme as I did masters in nursing education.

  6. FLORENCE AMACHILANG says

    Hi I have read through the PhD focused areas and I would like to apply for one on Social Sciences and Humanities. I would also highly appreciate, any other guidance on this PhD course application process. However, I am still going to search further on the link.

    Thank you in advance,
    Florence Amachilang

  7. Ntawebasa Zainabu says

    Am interested

  8. LOUIS says

    I am interested to apply for this PhD scholarship opportunity

  9. William Mutebi says

    Hi. I am interested in this Phd scholarship (Humanities) and would like to be guided on the proper procedure for application to the University. I am also continuing to search for more information there may be on the given website above. Thanks allot.

  10. Bizuwork Tafes says

    This is a very good opportunity, particularly for developing country students, so as I live in developing country and residence it is a good chance.

  11. Mananou says

    I would like to be a student in your University.

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