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Fully Funded Vanier Canada Postgraduate Scholarships 2023

Applications are now open for the Vanier Canada Fully Funded Postgraduate Scholarships in Canada for domestic and international students. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships offer up to 166 scholarships annually.

The Vanier Scholarship is towards a Doctorate (Ph.D.) or combined MA/PhD or MD/Ph.D. either teachers leading to Ph.D. Y Doctor. This scholarship is funded by the Government of Canada. You will study at any of the Canadian universities that will be funded by the Vanier Canada scholarship. The Vanier CGS is worth $50,000 per year for up to three years. 

Details of Fully Funded Vanier Canada Postgraduate Scholarships

Founded by Government of Canada
Country Canada
Degree Master’s degree leading to Ph.D. & Doctor
Term November 01, 2022


The duration of the financing is 3 years.


  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • foreign citizens

Research areas:

  • 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 for only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS Fee;
  • be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including a joint program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, or JD/PhD, if it has a demonstrated and significant research component);
  • intends to undertake, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of the results, full-time doctoral studies and research (or a joint postgraduate research program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/ PhD) and research at the nominating institution;
  • have completed no more than 20 months of full-time study in your doctoral program from May 1, 2023; The doctoral program would start after the completion of a master’s degree. The months of study completed are computed from the date of registration for the doctorate.
  • have completed no more than 32 months full-time study in your doctoral program (i.e., accelerated joint graduate research program previously enrolled without earning a master’s degree), by May 1, 2023 if:
    enrolled in a joint graduate research program, eg MD/PhD, MA/PhD, DVM/PhD. Applicants in this category have access to the 32-month window whether or not they have previously been enrolled in a Master’s program: Months of study are calculated from the date an applicant officially registers in the joint program (including the Master’s part of the programme).
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enrolled directly from a bachelor’s to a doctorate (not previously enrolled in a master’s program); The months of study completed are calculated from the date of doctoral enrollment.

Be previously enrolled in a Master’s program without obtaining the degree. The months of study completed are computed from the original date of enrollment in the Master’s degree.

  • 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; Y
  • must not have, or have had, a doctoral fellowship or research fellowship from IACHR, NSERC either SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral program.

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

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Study Program Eligibility

  • An eligible doctoral program must include a significant research component leading to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital, and/or exhibition that is meritorious/reviewed by experts at the institutional level as a requirement for a completion of the program.
  • Joint Postgraduate Research Programs with a professional degree (eg, 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 stand-alone research component , as described above.
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The nominees will be evaluated and selected based on the following three criteria, which will be equally weighted by the selection committees:

  • Academic excellence
  • Research potential
  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)

Application documents:

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

A complete Vanier CGS application package includes:


For students: Check with the nominating institution for the submission deadline.

For nominating institutions: Term: November 1, 2022 (20:00 EDT).

How to Apply (Step by Step Guide)

Step 1. Confirm eligibility
Step 2. Contact the desired nominating institution
Step 3. Sign up for a ResearchNet account, a Canadian Common CV (CCV) account, and complete the Self-Identification Questionnaire
Step 4. Create VCC (Vanier-Banting academic template) and link to ResearchNet app
step 5. Start a ResearchNet application
Step 6. Identify research area.
Step 7. Identify participants
Step 8. Identify referees
Step 9. Enter grade information
Step 10 Enter proposal information and supporting documents
Step eleven Attach other application materials (optional)
Step 12 Confirm sent documents
Step 13 Preview of application materials
Step 14 Consent and apply
Step fifteen. Norms of presentation of attached documents