Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
Targeted degree: PhD Degree
Deadline: before 1 Nov (annual)
Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.
- Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
- Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)
Nominations are evaluated and selected based on the following three criteria, weighted equally:
- Academic Excellence
- Research Potential
- Leadership (Potential and Demonstrated Ability)
When evaluating nominations, both the prestige of the Vanier CGS and the stage and nature of the candidate’s academic career should be considered.
The Tri-Agencies are actively engaged in promoting equity and diversity, as well as in decreasing unconscious bias in their review processes. To this end, the Secretariat has curated a list of resources for selection committee members regarding equity, diversity and inclusion consideration.
Members should base their reviews solely on the information included in the nomination.
Reviewers must assess productivity broadly (i.e., not just based on publications) and consider the applicant’s context (e.g., career stage, leave history). The Tri-Agencies have signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which recognizes that scholarly outputs are not limited to published journal articles but can include a broader range of outputs. Reviewers are encouraged to include these in their assessments.