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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for International students 2017-2018

Brief description

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

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 centre 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/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

  1. Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies and
  2. Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: 

Eligibility

Citizenship:

  1. Canadian citizens
  2. Permanent residents of Canada
  3. Foreign citizens

Areas of research:


  1. Health research
  2. Natural sciences and/or engineering research
  3. Social sciences and/or humanities research

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:


  1. Be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018 (see calculating months of doctoral studies);
  5. 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
  6. Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Value 

The Vanier Canada  Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 annually for 3 years (Non renewable scholarship)

Deadline

Application deadline is 1 November, 2017

Nomination process for Vanier Canada  Graduate Scholarships


Candidates must be nominated by the institution at which they want to study. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program.

Candidates should verify institutional internal deadlines with the administrator at the nominating institution.

Candidates should read the Selection committee guide prior to commencing their application. This guide lists the three evaluation criteria and has useful information on how the criteria are evaluated.

To be considered eligible for funding, candidates must attain an average score of at least 3.1 in each of the three criteria.

To know more on how to apply for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Visit: Official scholarship advert page.

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