The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is now accepting applications for the 2023/24 academic year.

This prestigious and fully funded scholarship is aimed at attracting and retaining world-class doctoral students by supporting those who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health.


The scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year per awardee for three years during doctoral studies and considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2023/2024 [Fully Funded, $50,000 per Annum]

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Government of Canada.


Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships

Host Institution(s): Universities/institutions in Canada.


Scholarship Worth/Value: $50,000 per year for 3 years

Number of Awards: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually

Study level: Postgraduate (doctoral)

Subject Eligibility: See eligible Areas of Research (below).

Nationality: All Nationalities

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships | Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

The Selection Criteria for the Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships is based on:

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


  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

More eligibility information available:

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2023/24 are to note that scholarships usually will follow a nominating process. Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota (i.e., a predetermined number of applications that can be put forward to the national competition) to host Vanier scholars. Candidates should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study. Interested candidates should: Check how to be nominated

Application Timelines:

July – November 2023: All intending Applicants whom are seeking to be nominated into any of the institution should prepare and submit their application package.

Internal Deadline (varies): The Deadline students are expected to submit their application to the nominating institution varies. But they can contact the nominating institution for specific date.

November 1, 2023 (20:00 EST): This is the deadline for which the institutions will submit the nominations to the Vanier CGS program.

November 2023 – March 2024: Review and evaluation of nominations.

Early April 2024: Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on Research.Net

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