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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.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)

At a Glance

  • The program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health sciences
  • This is a doctoral level award; available for Canadians, Permanent Residents and International Students
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) are $50,000 a year
  • Awards are up to three years in duration
  • SFU Internal deadline is September 14th, 2017

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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! 

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