scholarships and awards

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program

July 28, 2017

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


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! 


Past Vanier Award Winner Recipients

Recent Blog Posts

  • Summer Research Fellowship: St Andrews Visiting Scholars Scheme December 13, 2017
    The Visiting Scholarships are intended to give researchers at any level access to the University of St Andrews Library's extensive Special Collections. Successful candidates will receive financial support up to a maximum of £1,500 to cover travel and accommodation for a period of 2-8 weeks between July 1 and August 31, 2018. Apply by January 12, 2018.

  • Nominations Open for Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy December 13, 2017
    Nominations are now being accepted for the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy. The prize is awarded annually for work that presents new daring and creative ways of looking at the world. Submit nominations for consideration by February 15, 2018.

  • Happy Holidays December 11, 2017
    Holiday office closures.

View Posts by Category