Application is now ongoing for the Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2020 focused on outstanding postgraduate students from around the world. The scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year per awardee for three years during doctoral studies and is based on three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership.
The Government of Canada founded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to reinforce Canada’s capacity to attract and retain high-quality doctoral students and Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars showcases 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.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Government of Canada.
Scholarship Location Universities/institutions in Canada.
Type of Scholarship: Fully Funded Scholarships.
Level of Scholarship: Postgraduate (doctoral)
Scholarship Worth/Value: $50,000 annually for 3 years
Numbers of Slots: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually
Subject Eligibility: See eligible Areas of Research stated below.
Country/Candidate Eligibility: Worldwide.
Eligibility and Criteria for selection
Applicants who wish to be considered eligible for the Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2020/21 must meet the following criteria;
- Academic Excellence
- Research Potential
- Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)
- Canadian citizens
- Permanent residents of Canada
- Foreign citizens
Areas of Research:
- Natural Sciences and/or engineering research.
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research.
For more eligibility information, visit:https://vanier.gc.ca/en/eligibility-admissibilite.html
How to apply for the Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2020
A nomination process is involved in the application process. Candidates have to be nominated by a Canadian institution with an allowance (i.e., a proposed number of applications that can be presented to the national competition) to host Vanier scholars. Candidates should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study. Interested candidates should click here to check how to be nominated
July – November 2020: Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit an application package.
Internal Deadline (differs): Deadline to apply to the nominating institution. Applicants should contact the nominating institution for a specific date.
November 3, 2020 (20:00 EST): Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2020 – March 2021: Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2021: Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified via email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1 2021, September 1 2021, or January 1, 2022: Payments begin.
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