Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships



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.


$50,000 per year for 3 years

You must be studying in one of the following countries:



November 9

You must be from one of the following countries:


Number of Awards

165 per year

You must be studying one of the following:



This 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.

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