Fully Funded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024

Applications are now open for  Fully Funded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships in Canada for national & international Students. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Offers Up to 166 scholarships annually.

The Vanier Scholarship is Towards a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) or Combined MA/PhD or MD/Ph.D. or Masters leading to Ph.D. and Ph.D. This Scholarship is Funded by the Government of Canada. You will study at any of the Canadian universities which will be Funded by the Vanier Canada Scholarship.The Vanier CGS is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years. Also, Check Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships 2023 in Germany

Fully Funded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Details

Funded byGovernment of Canada
DegreeMaster leading to Ph.D. & PhD
Deadline01 Nov 2023


The duration of the funding is 3 Years.


  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and humanities

Eligibility to apply for a Vanier CGS

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:

  • be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
  • be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, or JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component);
  • intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate research program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution;
  • have completed no more than 20 months of full-time study in your doctoral program as of May 1, 2024; The doctoral program would begin after the completion of a Master’s degree. The months of study completed are calculated from the doctoral enrolment date.
  • have completed no more than 32 months of full-time study in your doctoral program (i.e., joint graduate research program, accelerated, previously enrolled without obtaining Master’s degree), by May 1, 2024 if:
    enrolled in a joint graduate research program, e.g., MD/PhD, MA/PhD, DVM/PhD. Applicants in this category have access to the 32-month window whether or not they were previously enrolled in a Master’s program:The months of study are calculated starting from the date on which an applicant is officially registered in the joint program (including the Master’s portion of the program).
  • Enrolled directly from a Bachelor’s to a PhD (not previously enrolled in a Master’s program);The months of study completed are calculated from the doctoral enrolment date.
  • Previously enrolled in a Master’s program without obtaining the degree.The months of study completed are calculated from the original Master’s enrolment date.
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average; and
  • must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral program.

Please note that only the PhD portion of a joint program is eligible for funding.

Also Check: Deakin University Research Training Program Scholarship, Australia 2023

Eligibility of program of study

  • An eligible doctoral program must include a significant research component that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit that is merit/expert-reviewed at the institutional level as requirement for a completion of the program.
  • Joint graduate research programs with a professional degree (e.g., MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) as well as clinically-oriented programs of study, including clinical psychology, are also eligible programs if they have a significant autonomous research component, as described above.


Nominees will be evaluated and selected based on the following three criteria, which will be weighted equally by the selection committees:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Research Potential
  • Leadership (potential and Demonstrated Ability)

Application Documents:

Individual application documents can be submitted in either English or French. If another language is required to express a particular idea (e.g., a specialized concept), be sure to provide an explanation in French or English.

A complete Vanier CGS application package includes:

  • A ResearchNet application form (includes two letters of reference, each with three sections)
  • A CCV (limited entries; please see Completing the Common CV (CCV) for complete information)
  • Research Contributions (maximum one page)
  • A Personal Leadership Statement (maximum 2 pages for English applications; maximum of 2.5 pages for French applications)
  • Special Circumstances (maximum 0.5 page, optional)
  • Two Leadership letters of reference (maximum 2 pages)
  • A Research Proposal (maximum 2 pages for English applications; maximum of 2.5 pages for French applications)
  • Project References (maximum 5 pages)
  • Transcripts


For Students: Consult nominating institution for submission deadline.

For nominating institutions: Deadline: November 1, 2023 (20:00 EDT).

How to Apply (Step-by-Step Guide)

Step 1. Confirm eligibility
Step 2. Contact your desired nominating institution
Step 3. Register for a ResearchNet account, Canadian Common CV (CCV) account and complete the Self-ID Questionnaire
Step 4. Create CCV (Vanier-Banting Academic template) and link to ResearchNet application
Step 5. Start a ResearchNet application
Step 6. Identify area of research
Step 7. Identify participants
Step 8. Identify referees
Step 9. Enter degree information
Step 10. Enter proposal information and supporting documents
Step 11. Attach other application materials (optional)
Step 12. Confirm documents sent
Step 13. Preview application materials
Step 14. Consent and submit application
Step 15. Presentation standards for attached documents.

Click Here to See Official Advertisement

Leave a Comment