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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open01-Nov-2017
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What is Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2018?

The Government of Canada invites applications from students pursuing their first doctoral program for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2018. The scholarship helps Canadian Universities to attract promising doctoral students from across the world and create an innovative and dynamic environment for creating leaders. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must -

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or foreign citizen. 
  • Be nominated by only one Canadian institution that has received a Vanier CGS quota.
  • Be pursuing his/her first PhD program including joint program like MD/PhD, JD/PhD, DVM/PhD).
  • Not hold a doctoral level fellowship or scholarship from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR to complete or undertake a doctoral degree program. 
  • Have obtained a first-class average score in the last 2 years of full-time study or equivalent. 
  • Not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as on May 1, 2018.  

How can you apply ?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through nomination with following steps -
Step 1: Contact desired nominating institution.
Step 2: Register for ResearchNet account and CCV (Canadian Common CV). 
Step 3: Create common CV and link it with ResearchNet. 
Step 4: Login to start the ResearchNet application. 
Step 5: Identify the research area. 
Step 6: Identify participants. 
Step 7: Attach required documents. 
Step 8: Preview application details and submit the application form. 
Note: After successful submission of the application form, the institution will do the nomination process, subject to the fulfilment of candidate's eligibility criteria. 


Terms and Conditions

Documents required

  • Personal leadership statement of maximum 2 pages
  • 2 leadership reference letter of maximum 2 pages each 
  • Research contributions of maximum 1 page 
  • Special circumstances in maximum 1 page 
  • Research proposal of maximum 2 pages
  • Project references of maximum 5 pages

Areas of research 

  • Health Research 
  • Engineering and/or natural sciences research 
  • Humanities and/or social sciences research 

Selection criteria 

The selection of the candidates will be based on their -

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership
  • Research potential 


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