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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Description:

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting those who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health sciences.Students wishing to apply for a Vanier CGS must do so through the Canadian university to which they are pursuing doctoral studies.

Value:

$50,000 per year for up to three years.

Quotas:

Submission of one nominee to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) 2016-2017 scholarship year.

Eligibility:

Both Canadian and international students are eligible to apply. Applicants must also meet the following requirements (as per the Vanier CGS website):

  • 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). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding.
  • Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating university. 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, 2017 (see Calculating Months of Doctoral Studies on the Vanier CGS website).
  • 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.
  • Must not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), NSERC or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

For full eligibility criteria, please visit the Vanier CGS website.

Deadline:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016. This is the internal deadline for all candidates to submit their application packages.

Nomination process:

Interested students must complete and submit their electronic application package through the ResearchNet application and nomination e-approval system by the internal deadline stated above.

It is also required on this date that students submit a complete hard copy of the application (including transcripts) to the Office of Graduate Studies, Campus Corners, Suite 1400.

For complete program details, please visit the Vanier CGS website.

Adjudication:

Once the applications have been verified, there is an internal candidate selection process. Internal review committees will select the nominations to go forward to NSERC.

Timelines:

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016: application deadline.

  • September/October 2016: internal review by Faculty Selection Committee and University Selection Committee.

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016: deadline for universities to submit nominee.

  • Friday, March 31, 2017: results released.