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 humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.
- Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually
- A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.Value:
- $50,000 per year
- International students
- Academic Excellence
- Research Potential
- Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)
- Canadian citizens
- Permanent residents of Canada
- Foreign citizens
Areas of research:
- Health research
- Natural sciences and/or engineering
- Social sciences and humanities
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.
July – November 2021 - Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit application package.
Internal Deadline (varies) - Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.
November 2, 2021 (20:00 EST) - Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2021 – March 2022 - Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2022 - Anticipated 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, 2023 Payments begin.