The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) Program is administered by the Vanier-Banting Secretariat (Secretariat) on behalf of Canada’s three granting agencies (the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR], the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada). The Secretariat is housed within CIHR. The Vanier CGS Program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, or health sciences. Both Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
A Vanier CGS is valued at $50,000 per year for three years.
NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research
An outstanding recipient of an NSERC Vanier CGS who best exemplifies interdisciplinary research will receive the NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. The prize is presented to the awardee in addition to their Vanier CGS.