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Study in Canada: About the Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarships At The University of Alberta Applications are currently ongoing at the Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarships At The University of Alberta. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to brand Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and ... Continue Reading

Study in Canada: About the Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarships At The University of Alberta

Applications are currently ongoing at the Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarships At The University of Alberta. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to brand Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

VCS supports students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health.

The scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.

Nominating institutions are encouraged to consider diversity in discipline, gender, official language, and citizenship when considering which applicants to nominate for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program.

Vanier Canada Graduate

Application Deadline

November 2, 2016

Scholarship Worth

$50,000 annually for three years.

Field of study

The Vanier Scholarships support doctoral studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign students pursuing a doctoral degree at eligible Canadian universities

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:

  • -be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation;
  • -be pursuing your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating university; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2016.
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the university for its definition of a first-class average; and
  • not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR,NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence, as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions.
  • Research potential, as demonstrated by the candidates research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, the potential benefit to Canadians, and any anticipated outcomes.
  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability), as defined by the following qualities:
  • Personal Achievement:
  • Involvement in Academic Life:
  • Volunteerism/community outreach:
  • Civic engagement:
  • Other

How to Apply

Candidates must be nominated by the university at which they want to study. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program.

VGS Official Website >>

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