The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities. Awards are offered by granting agencies in health research, natural sciences and engineering, and humanities and social sciences.
Candidates must seek a nomination at a participating Canadian institution at which they are applying for graduate study. Candidates may be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens. They must be in the first twenty months of pursuing a doctoral degree and intend to pursue that degree at the nominating institution once the fellowship begins.
Typical program deadline: November. Nominating institutions have their own earlier internal deadlines.