Deadline: before 3 Nov 2020 (annual)
Study in: Canada
Course starts May/Sept 2021
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to draw in and retain world-class doctoral students and to determine Canada as a worldwide centre of excellence in research and better learning. The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD).
Canadian Universities with Vanier CGS allocation. Without exception, the Vanier CGS is tenable only at the eligible Canadian institution that submitted the nomination.
Level/Field(s) of study:
PhD programmes (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) in health research; natural sciences and/or engineering research; and social sciences and/or humanities research
An eligible doctoral program must include a big research component that results in the completion of a thesis, major scientific research , dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit that’s merit/expert-reviewed at the institutional level as requirement for a completion of the program.
Joint graduate research programs with knowledgeable degree (e.g., MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) also as clinically-oriented programs of study, including psychotherapy , also are eligible programs if they need a big autonomous research component, as described above.
Number of Scholarships:
Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually
Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
The scholarships are worth $50,000 per annum for 3 years.
To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:
• be nominated by just one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
• be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it’s a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
• shall pursue, within the summer semester or the tutorial year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
• have completed no quite 20 months of doctoral studies as of 1 May 2021
• have completed no quite 32 months of full-time study in their doctoral program, by 1 May 2021 if enrolled during a joint graduate research program, e.g., MD/PhD, MA/PhD, DVM/PhD. Applicants that fall under this category have access to the 32-month window whether or not they were previously enrolled during a Master’s program; or
• have completed no quite 32 months of full-time study in their doctoral program by 1 May 2021 if accelerated directly from a Bachelor’s to a PhD (no time spent during a Master’s program); or
• have completed no quite 32 months of full-time study in their doctoral program by 1 May 2021 if accelerated from a Master’s degree into a Doctoral program without obtaining the Master’s degree.
• have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average; and
• must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
How to apply
Scholarship Council Canada has electronic application center, fill in the form and upload your documents. Upon successful application submission you will receive an acknowledgment and electronic payment receipt. Keep it safe as a reference and wait for the outcome. Scholarship Council Canada team will take care of your further process upon qualifying.
Official Scholarship Council Canada Website: https://apply.