Canadian Government Scholarships For Doctoral Students

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) Program to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. This year 167 scholarships will be awarded to those who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health. The scholarship is worth $50,000 per year. Deadline to apply is on the 1st of November.

Main criteria

  • Candidates must be pursuing their first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) or intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral studies and research;
  • Applicants should not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018. Candidates must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

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