Applications are now invited for the prestigious 2025 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program, a initiative launched by the Canadian government in 2008 to attract and retain top doctoral talent and establish Canada as a global hub for research and academic excellence. Vanier scholars excel in leadership, academic achievement, and research in various fields, including social  sciences, humanities, natural  sciences, engineering, and health sciences.

To be considered for this esteemed scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

– Be nominated by a Canadian institution with a Vanier CGS quota
– Pursue their first doctoral degree in a program with a significant research component
– Intend to enroll full-time in a doctoral program at the nominating institution
– Have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2025
– Have achieved a high academic standing, as determined by their institution, in their previous two years of study
– Not have received a doctoral-level scholarship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC

The eligible program must include a substantial research component, leading to a thesis, project, or scholarly publication. Joint programs with a professional degree, such as MD/PhD or MBA/PhD, are also eligible if they have a significant research component.

The application deadline for students is determined by the nominating institution, while the deadline for institutions is October 30, 2024 (20:00 EDT).

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Additional Information

Host Institution


Program Type

Fully Funded

Program Benefits

Here are the benefits of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program:

– Attracts and retains top doctoral talent in Canada
– Establishes Canada as a global hub for research and academic excellence
– Supports leadership development and scholarly achievement in various fields
– Provides financial support for doctoral studies and research
– Enhances research skills and expertise
– Fosters collaboration and innovation
– Recognizes and rewards academic excellence
– Supports the completion of a significant research project or thesis
– Opens up career opportunities in academia, industry, and government
– Provides a competitive edge in the job market
– Enhances the reputation of the recipient and their institution
– Supports Canada’s research and innovation ecosystem

These benefits highlight the value of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program in supporting academic excellence, research, and leadership development, and its impact on the recipients, their institutions, and Canada’s research ecosystem.

Eligible Countries

Open for all nationalities

Application Procedure

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