Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.
- Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
- Considers three equally weighted selection criteria Academic Excellence Research Potential and Leadership
Scope | Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually
A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.
Value | Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
$50,000 per year
3 years (non-renewable)
Scholarships are distributed equally between 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)
|November 2021 – March 2022||Review and evaluation of nominations.|
|Early April 2022||Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.|
|May 1, 2022, September 1, 2022 or January 1, 2023||Payments begin.|
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 humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.
Vanier CGS overview
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 humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.