Call for application, Vanier Doctoral Scholarships in Canada

The Government of Canada calls for applications from interested candidates to its Vanier Canada doctoral Scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) is an international scholarship by the Canadian Governments to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to brand Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning. The scholarship supports students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social sciences and humanities, health, and as well natural sciences and engineering. 

Duration: 3 years


The Vanier CGS Doctoral Scholarship covers an annual stipend of $50,000 for three years.


The following criteria are required to be considered for the Vanier CGS Doctoral Scholarship

  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and/or foreign students pursuing a doctoral degree at eligible Canadian universities;
  • Applicants must be nominated by one of the Canadian institutions in the Vanier CGS quota
  • They must have the required degree in the necessary field;
  • Not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2021;
  • Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent
  • Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC;
  • Their research interest should be in Health research, Natural sciences and/or engineering, Social sciences, and humanities.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic Excellence
  • Research Potential
  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)

Application Process

Those wishing to apply for the CGS should verify that the institution to which they are applying for doctoral studies has a Vanier CGS quota and inform the institution that they wish to be considered for a Vanier CGS.

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Deadline: November 3, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site .

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