Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and/or Engineering (NSERC) and Health (CIHR).
Eligibility for the current 2023-2024 competition is based on the total number of months of graduate studies you expect to complete by May 1, 2024. The Vanier website is expected to be updated in Summer 2023.
Tri-agency Recipient Eligibility
The Tri-agency research training award holder’s guide governs eligibility for CGS-M, CGS-D, PGS-D, and Vanier funding offered through CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.
If you are a recipient of Tri-agency funding, you must review this guide prior to making any changes to your registration, employment etc. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inform the Faculty of Graduate Studies of any potential changes that may impact your funding.
Eligible applicants must first submit a Preliminary Assessment Form (PAF) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office.
The PAF application is closed. The 2025 application will launch June 2024.
Only students who have been successful at the PAF stage may apply to the main competition.
Did you know? Successful students who submit their PAFs early will have more time to complete the full application and also be invited to the Vanier workshop hosted by the Associate Dean (Scholarships).