The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program 2019/2020 for doctoral study in Canada ($50,000 per year)

Application Deadline: November 20th 2019

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.

Scope

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

Value

$50,000 per year

Duration

3 years (non-renewable)

Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:

Eligibility Requirements:

Citizenship:

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

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

Selection Criteria

Timelines

July – November 2019Applicants 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 6, 2019 (20:00 ET)Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2019 – March 2020Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2020Anticipated notification of results.Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1, 2020, September 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021Payments begin.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program 2019/2020

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