Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2015-16 (MASc / PhD only)

Facts & Figures

  • MSE Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  • Value/Duration: $50,000 per year for three years
  • Level of study: To support PhD, or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD
  • Required Legal Status: Domestic or International

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health.

Eligibility to Apply

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, applicants must:

  • be pursuing their first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) full-time at the nominating university in the  academic year immediately following the of release of results in March 2015;
  • have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2015 (see website);
  • have achieved a first-class average (A-), in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent;
  • have not already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, SSHRC or NSERC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD); and
  • be nominated by only one Canadian university, which has received a Vanier CGS allocation

Application Process

Please refer applicants to the Vanier website for eligibility requirements, nomination and step-by step application instructions;

Please note the following:

  • Candidates must 1) print and provide to MSE, a paper copy of the complete application including all original transcripts and 2) electronically submit the online application via ResearchNet, by September 30
  • Graduate Units may access only  those candidate online applications that have been completed and electronically submitted;  applications still in progress by the candidate will not be evident or visible on the system
  • Students should complete the “Identify Referee” task on ResearchNet well in advance as assessments must be completed and submitted to ResearchNet before students can complete the submission process


Ms Maria Fryman, Undergraduate & Graduate Counsellor
T: 416.978.1374 | E: | Office: WB 140