Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
Created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students broadening their research horizons
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).
At a glance
$50,000, for up to three years
June. See Preliminary Assessment Form (PAF) for details
Students enrolled in or applying to a doctoral program
Preparing your application
Students with a UCalgary student number (UCID) may apply for awards after submitting an application for admission. You do not need to be accepted into your program before you apply for awards.
Please ensure that you have completed the following two steps before submitting your application:
Read the terms of reference
Awards are based on merit. It is important to read and understand the award terms of reference listed on this page and/or on the agency, or donor website.
Know your eligibility
Read our guide to discover the polices and regulations that determines a student's award eligibility at the University of Calgary.
Eligible applicants must first submit a Preliminary Assessment Form (PAF) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office.
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).
The 2021 Vanier competition opens May 14, 2020.