Deadline: 1 November 2017 Open to: canadian and international students Scholarship: USD 50,000 per year
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 center of excellence in research and higher learning. The Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in:
Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually; A total of up to 500 scholarships is active at any time.
Scholarships are distributed equally among the three federal granting agencies:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR);
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC);
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
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/Ph.D., DVM/Ph.D., JD/Ph.D.). Note that only the Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018;
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.
Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at USD 50,000 per year.