The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for 2018

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada's ability 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/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.


Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.


$50,000 per year


3 years (non-renewable)

Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:


  • Canadian citizens

  • Permanentresidents of Canada

  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

  • Health research

  • Natural sciences and/or engineering research

  • Social sciences and/or humanities research