Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Sponsor: SSHRC, CIHR, and NSERC

Submission Deadline

November 9

Field(s) of Study


Award Amount

$50,000 per year for 3 years


The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields.

Other Criteria

To be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Schlarship, a student must: be nominated by a Canadian university with a Vanier CGS quota; be seeking support to pursue their first PhD (or equivalent); be pursuing doctoral studies (or a combined masters/PhD degree); or have not already received a scholarship or fellowship from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR to undertake or complete a doctoral degree or combined masters/PhD degree; not be pursuing a degree program that combines undergraduate and graduate degrees; and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student eligible for nomination for a Vanier CGS.

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More Award Details

Number of Awards165 per year
IncludesThis level of funding will provide successful candidates with significant freedom to pursue and complete doctoral studies that will lead to the growth of the global knowledge base.
Nationality RequiredUnrestricted
Host CountriesCanada
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