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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and International Students, 2014/15

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The Government of Canada offers PhD scholarships for Canadian and international students in Canada. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning. Students must be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation. Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided to study any one of the courses offered by the Canadian universities.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD level at Canadian universities.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: To be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), you must:

  • Be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation;
  • Be seeking financial support to pursue your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD);
  • Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral studies and research at the nominating university (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD); note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding);
  • Have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2013.
  • Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Applicants are encouraged to contact the University for its Definition of a first-class average; and
  • Not already have received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
  • World-class doctoral 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Canadian and international students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.

Number of award (s): Not Known

Duration of award (s): Scholarship is offered for three years.

What does it cover? Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Selection Criteria: Candidates are evaluated and selected based on the following  criteria:- Academic excellence, as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions.

  • Research potential, as demonstrated by the candidate’s research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, the potential benefit to Canadians, and any anticipated outcomes.

Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability), as defined by the following qualities:

  • Personal achievement: professional involvement in dance, arts, music, etc., significant artistic achievement, recognized athletic achievement, especially in a leadership role, entrepreneurial achievement (startup company); and/or foreign travel and study.
  • Involvement in academic life: -mentoring/teaching, supervisory experience, involvement in student government and in the university community, including committees, teams, senate, boards, ethics committees, etc. project management: roles in professional societies; and/or
  • Organization of conferences and meetings.
  • Volunteerism/community outreach: -community involvement in charity or not-for-profit organizations.
  • Civic engagement: -parliamentary page positions and internships, political activity; and/or elected positions.
  • Other

Notification: Successful candidates are notified of the competition results in April 2014.

How to Apply: Applications are prepared by the student and submitted to the university by the nominating university’s internal deadline (set in ResearchNet by the nominating university) using the ResearchNet application system.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 6, 2013.

Note: Each Canadian university has an internal deadline date for students to submit their applications. The Canadian university should be contacted for this information.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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