The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is administered by Canada’s three research granting agencies (the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada).
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 Canada Graduate Scholarship.
A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for three years.
NSERC André Hamer Postgraduate Prize - Doctoral level
The most outstanding Canadian or permanent resident Vanier CGS recipient who has applied through NSERC will also be offered the NSERC André Hamer Postgraduate Prize -D. The prize is presented to the awardee in addition to the existing Vanier CGS.
NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research
An outstanding recipient of an NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (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.