Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

This is to inform the general public that applications for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) 2022/2023 are now open for suitably qualified candidates in Canada. It is a fully funded scholarship for excellent postgraduate students across the world. Scholars of Vanier 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.

Vanier Canada graduate scholarship

To strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students, the Vanier CGS program was launched since 2008 by the Government of Canada. The program also aims to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

Additional Information

Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Government of Canada.

Host Institutions: Universities/institutions in Canada.

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships

Number of Awards: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually

Study level: Postgraduate (Doctoral)

Subject Eligibility: The eligible Areas of Research include:

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

Eligible Nationality: All Nationalities

 Financial Benefit: The scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year (per awardee) for 3 years during doctoral studies.


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Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 

The Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships consider three equally weighted selection criteria which are based on:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Research Potential
  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)

Concerning the citizenship aspect, applicants should either be Canadian citizens, Permanent residents of Canada or Foreign citizens.


Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are to note that scholarships usually will follow a nominating process. Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota to host Vanier scholars. The said quota is a predetermined number of applications that can be put forward to the national competition. Candidates should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study.

You may visit the Official Website for more details on the scholarship.

Application Timelines:

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.

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