The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program 2019/2020 for Doctoral Study, Canada

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program (Vanier CGS) in 2008 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.

Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.



  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

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


The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program (Vanier CGS) is offering  $50,000 per year for 166 persons each annually. A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.


3 years (non-renewable)

Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:

Selection Criteria


July – November 2019 Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit application package.
Internal Deadline (varies) Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.
November 6, 2019 (20:00 ET) Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2019 – March 2020 Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2020 Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1, 2020, September 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021 Payments begin.


Application Procedure:

To Apply: Click Here

For further information; Click Here

 Deadline: November 20th 2019

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