Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for Doctoral Study in Canadian Universities 2023/2024

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program assists Canadian foundations with drawing in exceptionally qualified doctoral understudies.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was made to draw in and hold elite doctoral understudies and to mark Canada as a worldwide focus of greatness in research and higher learning. VCS upholds understudies who exhibit both initiative abilities and an exclusive requirement of academic accomplishment in graduate examinations in sociologies and humanities, innate sciences and designing, and wellbeing. The grant is valued at $50,000 each year for a very long time and is accessible to both Canadian and worldwide PhD understudies learning at Canadian colleges.


Data for selecting establishments: Nominating organizations are urged to think about variety in discipline, orientation, official language, and citizenship while thinking about which candidates to designate for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program.

Eligible Countries: All

To be Taken at (country): Canada and is offered annually.

Areas of research:

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

Type: Doctoral (PhD)

Eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign students pursuing a doctoral degree at eligible Canadian universities.

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, candidate must:

  • be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2023;
  • 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
  • must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Qualification of Degree Programs

Doctoral honors are legitimate just in degree programs that have a huge examination part. The examination part should be a prerequisite for consummation of the program, and is viewed as critical unique, independent exploration that prompts the finishing of a paper, major insightful distribution, execution, presentation or potentially display that is merit surveyed at the institutional level. Clinically-situated projects of study, including clinical brain science, are likewise qualified programs in the event that they have a huge examination part, as depicted previously.

Selecttion Criteria:

Scholarly greatness, as exhibited by past scholastic outcomes and by records, grants and differentiations.
Research potential, as exhibited by the applicants research history, his/her advantage in disclosure, the proposed research and its likely commitment to the headway of information in the field, the possible advantage to Canadians, and any expected results.

  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability), as defined by the following qualities:
  • Personal Achievement:
  • Involvement in Academic Life:
  • Volunteerism/community outreach:
  • Civic engagement:
  • Other

Worth and Duration of Scholarship: $50,000 every year for a considerable length of time.

Number of Scholarship: Up to 166 grants are granted every year.

The most effective method to Apply: Candidates should be designated by the college at which they need to study. Applicants can’t have any significant bearing straightforwardly to the Vanier CGS program.

It means quite a bit to go through the Application prerequisites in the Scholarship Webpage underneath prior to applying.

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Grant Providers: The Vanier’s grants are controlled by Canada’s three government subsidizing offices:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research(SSHRC)