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    Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

    Offered by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 10, 2023
    Multiple awards worth

    $50,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    November 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program was established to help Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. The program is named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, and requires candidates to be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota to host Vanier scholars, and to be pursuing their first doctoral degree. Eligible doctoral programs must include a significant research component that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital, or exhibit that is expert-reviewed as a requirement for completion of the program.

    If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading and check out the Vanier CGS webpage to learn more.

    About Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

    The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its Talent, Insight and Connection programs, and through partnerships and collaborations, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    Canadian Citizens

    Academic Interest

    Engineering, Humanities, Biology, Natural Sciences, Earth Science, Psychology, Social Science, Chemistry

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Research proposal

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to Canadian Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada at [email protected].

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