The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.
|Annual Value:||$50,000/year for 3 years|
|Deadline:||Sept. 30, 2014|
Please see the Vanier Scholarship website for complete eligibility criteria.
Current and prospective students will complete their Vanier application using ResearchNet, an online application system. Applicants to U of L must submit their complete application package via ResearchNet.
To apply, applicants must do the following by the deadline noted above:
The School of Graduate Studies will provide electronic copies of applications submitted to the internal Vanier Adjudication Committee shortly after the student application deadline.
Transcripts for applicants should be collected by the Graduate Award Advisor. Each application will need to include applicant's transcripts for all post-secondary studies up to August 31, 2013. Note that photocopies or unofficial printouts of transcripts are not accepted.
Therefore, nominations for students who have studied at U of L prior to September 1, 2013, will need to include up-to-date Uof L transcripts.
The School of Graduate Studies will convene an adjudication committee composed of U of L faculty members to review all completed applications submitted by the deadline and select U of L's nominees for the national competition.
Canadian universities each have a limit to the number of nominations they may submit to the Vanier Scholarship competition. In the fall 2012 competition, U of L expects to submit the following number of nominations to the national competition:
For details about the adjudication process at the national competition level, please see the Vanier Scholarship website.