Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) Program 2016

Application Deadline: November 2nd 2016

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 centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Eligibility

Citizenship:

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

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

Scope

Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually
A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.

Value

$50,000 per year

Duration

3 years (non-renewable)

Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:

Timelines

  • July – November    Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit application package.
  • Internal Deadline    Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution.
  • Contact nominating institution for specific date.
    November 2, 2016 (20:00 ET)    Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
  • November 2016 – March 2017    Review and evaluation of nominations.
  • March 30, 2017    Results released.
  • May 1, 2017, September 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018    Payments begin.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 

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