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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program

July 28, 2017
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The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are open to the top doctoral students in Canada, including international students.

September 10 (4:30 PM)             Deadline for students to submit official transcripts to GPS

September 12 (11:59 PM)          Student deadline to submit the full application on ResearchNet

October 3                                           Departmental deadline to submit rankings to GPS

October 23                                        University Scholarship Selection Committee (USSC) deadline to make final decisions 

October 23-30                                 Students who have been selected to go forward can update their applications  

November 5                                      FINAL submission deadline 

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Where to Start

  • Ensure your GPA is eligible: applicants must have achieved a first class average (3.67 at SFU) in each of the last two years of full time study or equivalent
  • You must be pursuing your first PhD, and have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies by May 1, 2018
  • Candidates must be nominated by the Canadian university where they will pursue doctoral studies; the Vanier CGS is non-transferable
  • You cannot apply if you have hold/have held doctoral level funding from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC

How to Apply

  • Review the program description, eligibility criteria and full instructions for completing a Vanier CGS Doctoral application are provided on the Vanier website
  • Complete an application form via ResearchNet
  • Create and complete a Canadian Common CV
  • Online submission deadline: September 14, 2017

Writing Workshop

  • Vanier CGS Writing Workshop: August 24, 2017 in the Library Thesis Room #2020, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Writing tips, common mistakes and tips from previous award winners! 

Resources

Past Vanier Award Winner Recipients

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