Institution: The Government of Canada
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Scholarships
Study Levels: Doctoral
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017
Funding: $50,000 per year
Since 2008, the Government of Canada has offered the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program. This program was designed to strengthen the country’s ability to attract and retain high-quality doctoral students and to develop Canada’s abilities and reputation as a leader in research and education.
Vanier Scholarships develop and demonstrate strong leadership skills and scholarly aptitude throughout the duration of the program. Areas of interest include social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering, and health.
Successful applicants will be citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Foreign citizens are also eligible to apply. Students must be nominated by a Canadian institution that has received a Vanier CGS quota. They should be pursuing (in the summer or academic year following the announcement of results) either full-time doctoral studies and research at the institution or a joint graduate program. A joint graduate program might include an MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, or JD/PhD. Only the PhD portion of this study will be eligible for funding.
Applicants also must have not completed more than twenty months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018. They should have achieved a top-ranking grade point average within the last two years of full-time study. Each candidate should contact his or her institution for a definition of what qualification this might necessitate.
Recipients of the scholarship will receive $50,000 per year. Students may not have held or currently hold a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC. Students from any region of Canada are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded for a total of three years.
Students must apply by November 1, 2017. Applicants will be ranked and decisions made based on three equally weighted selection criteria that include academic ability, research ability, and leadership potential.
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