Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2022/2023


Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.

1. Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies

2. Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)


Description for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Government of Canada has launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Degree Level:

Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2022/2023 is available to undertake Graduate level programs at Canada Universities.

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Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

Sustainable Development

Scholarship Benefits:

The government of Canada will award $50,000 per year to eligible students.

Eligible Nationalities:

All Nationalities

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate’s academic history and their demonstrated excellence in academic achievement throughout the course of their scholarly career.

Demonstrated by the candidate’s research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, and any anticipated outcomes.

Reviewers should consider the sphere of influence of candidates relative to others along the following continuum of expanding impact:

  • Research program
  • University
  • Research community
  • International research community
  • Society at large

Consideration should be given to the candidate’s standards of research productivity, etc. for their level of experience/qualifications relative to their personal circumstances (applicant’s stage of study, lived experience and knowledge systems).

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships | Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

The Selection Criteria for the Government of Canada Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships is based on:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Research Potential
  • Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)


  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2022/23 are to note that scholarships usually will follow a nominating process. Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian institution with a quota (i.e., a predetermined number of applications that can be put forward to the national competition) to host Vanier scholars. Candidates should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study. Interested candidates should: Check how to be nominated

Application Timelines:

July – November 2022: Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit application package.

Internal Deadline (varies): Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.

November 2, 2022 (20:00 EST): Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.

November 2022 – March 2023: Review and evaluation of nominations.

Early April 2023: Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.

May 1, 2023, September 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024: Payments begin.

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