Vanier CGS overview
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.
Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annuallyFootnote 1;
A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.
$50,000 per year
3 years (non-renewable)
Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:
|July – November||Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit application package.|
|Internal Deadline||Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.|
|November 4, 2015 (20:00 ET)||Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.|
|November 2015 – March 2016||Review and evaluation of nominations.|
|March 31, 2016||Results released.|
|May 1, 2016, September 1, 2016 or January 1, 2017||Payments begin.|
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/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.