Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

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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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Vanier Scholars 2021

Next important date

For students: Consult nominating institution for submission deadline.

For nominating institutions: Deadline: November 2, 2021 (20:00 EDT).

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.

How to be nominated



  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

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

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