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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canada

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Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.

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  • Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
  • Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)

Next important date

For Students: Consult nominating institution for submission deadline.

For nominating institutions: Deadline: November 1, 2022 (20:00 EDT).

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Nomination process

Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota* to host Vanier scholars. Candidates should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study.

*The term “quota” refers to the maximum number of nominations an institution can forward to the national competition.



  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

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  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and humanities

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See also

The University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for World Leaders (for International Students)

University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship, Canada

Alexander David McKenzie Scholarship, Canada

Alectra Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Undergraduate Scholarship, Canada

Albert Tucker Award in British Graduate History, Canada

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