The Canadian Government through its nominating institutions have announced the offer of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) to qualified candidates who meet the requirements.
Launched in 2008 by the Canadian government, The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships was established to attract Ph.D. students into the country and with the prospects of retaining them within Canadian society after completion. Areas of interest covered by the scheme include natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, health, and humanities. Through this arrangement, about 116 scholarships worth $50,000 shall be awarded. This shall be on an annual basis with3 years non-renewable. However, recipients must demonstrate excellence in academics, research and Leadership skills.
Amongst the participating agencies in the program are The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Course Level: Doctorate Degree (Ph.D)
- Eligible Nationals: Africans, Foreign nationals, Canadian Citizens and Permanent residents of Canada
- Host Institution: see below
- Location: Canada
- Application deadline: November 6, 2019
- Course start date: May / September 2020
The host institutions include only schools that are classified as nominating institution. These schools must have received a Vanier CGS quota
The Scholarship Value
Vanier Canada Graduate scholarships are worth $50,000 each and are tenable every year for three years. However, recipients must continually demonstrate capacity in Leadership and academic excellence
Level & Fields of Study Covered
This Scholarship seeks to cover the following
- Ph.D. programs (or combined MA/Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in natural sciences and/or engineering research; health research; and social sciences and/or humanities research.
To be eligible to apply for the Vanier Canada Graduate scholarships, prospective applicants must meet the following;
- Must be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
- Applicants must also demonstrate continued satisfactory progress in their doctoral program.
- Must be registered as a full-time student at one of the nominating Canadian institution and must also be pursuing a first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD, MSc/PhD, or MD/PhD); however 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; • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2020
- Must have achieved a first-class average in each of the last two years of full-time study as determined by the institution
- Applicants are not required to hold or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
How to Submit an Application
In other to participate successfully in the Vanier CGS Scholarships program, applicants should follow the procedures Stated below
Candidates must first be nominated by the institution at which they want to study. This is because any direct application to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program will be rejected. More details can be found in the scholarship announcement page.