Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and International Students in Canada, 2019

Applications are invited for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships by the Government of Canada. Applications are open for Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens to pursue PhD degree in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and International Students in Canada, 2019

Scholarship Benefits

Each Vanier Canada Graduate award is valued at $50,000 per year.

Number of Awards: Up to 166 opportunities are awarded annually: A total of up to 500 opportunities are active at any time.

Scholarship Eligibility

Eligible Countries: Canadian and international students can apply for these Vanier Canada graduate funding opportunities.

Entrance Requirements: Confirm that you and your nominating institution meet all the criteria below before you apply for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS).Nominations that do not meet all of the eligibility criteria will not be accepted.

Candidate eligibility


Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:

Eligibility of Degree Programs

Note: ResearchNet will only allow the creation of one application per applicant. Applicants should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study and are advised to discuss their decision with the nominating institution before they submit the application through ResearchNet.

  • be nominated by only 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 has a demonstrated and significant research component). 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 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;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2019 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
  • 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;
  • must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
  • Doctoral awards are tenable only in degree programs that have a significant research component. The research component must be a requirement for completion of the program and is considered to be significant original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a dissertation, major scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit that is merit-reviewed at the institutional level. Clinically-oriented programs of study, including clinical psychology, are also eligible programs if they have a significant research component, as described above.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarship Requirements

Application Deadline: Anticipated 2019-2020 competition launch: mid-June 2019.

For Students: Consult the nominating institution for submission deadline.

For nominating institutions: Deadline: November 6, 2019 (20:00 EST).

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