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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024/2025 at the University of British Columbia

Applications are being accepted from suitably qualified applicants for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024 at the University of British Columbia, which are intended to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high level of scholarly achievement.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship supports graduate study in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related disciplines. The Vanier CGS is worth $50,000 each year for up to three years.


Brief Description

Scholarship Sponsor(s):ÂGovernment of Canada

Scholarship Type:ÂFull Funding

Host Institution(s):ÂThe University of British Columbia

Scholarship Worth:Â$50,000 Annually

Number of Awards:ÂSeveral

Study Level:ÂPostgraduate

Nationality:ÂAll Nationalities


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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024 at the University of British Columbia, applicants must meet the following:

  • Be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota.
  • Be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, or JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component);
  • Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate research program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution;
  • Have completed no more than 20 months of full-time study in your doctoral program as of May 1 the coming year;
    • The doctoral program would begin after the completion of a Master’s degree. The months of study completed are calculated from the doctoral enrolment date.
  • Have completed no more than 32 months of full-time study in your doctoral program (i.e., joint graduate research program, accelerated, previously enrolled without obtaining Master’s degree), by May 1 the coming year, if:
    • enrolled in a joint graduate research program, e.g., MD/PhD, MA/PhD, DVM/PhD. Applicants in this category have access to the 32-month window whether or not they were previously enrolled in a Master’s program.
    • enrolled directly from a Bachelor’s to a PhD (not previously enrolled in a Master’s program);
    • Previously enrolled in a Master’s program without obtaining the degree.
  • Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average; and
  • Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral program.

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How to Apply for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024/2025

Applicants should refer to the Vanier CGS website for step-by-step application instructionsÂas summarized (below). To apply, applicants must do the following by the deadline noted above:

  1. Notify their chosen UBC graduate program that they intend to apply for the Vanier CGS.
    • This is an important step as your UBC graduate program should be aware of your intention to apply for the Vanier as they must support (nominate) your application in order for it to reach the university-wide stage of the award competition.
  2. Provide official, up to date transcripts to their UBC graduate program for all post-secondary studies(including studies that did not lead to a degree, e.g., exchange / transfer course grades) up to 31 August (this year).
  3. Request letters of support from four referees:
  • two letters from referees assessing the applicant’s academic excellence, research potential and demonstrated and potential leadership ability are submitted electronically through ResearchNet by the referee
  • two leadership reference letters; two PDFs are provided to the applicant, who uploads the letters to his or her electronic application file
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI): Referees are encouraged to review Vanier’s EDI resourcesÂto incorporate EDI considerations in their reference letters.
  1. Create a “Vanier-Banting Academic” CV
  2. Prepare the other required documents (Research Contributions, Personal Leadership Statement, Special Circumstances [if applicable], Research Proposal, Project References, and Voluntary Self-Identification Form for Indigenous Applicants [optional]).  The presentation standards and page limits set by Vanier must be followed.
  3. Submit a completed Vanier CGS application via ResearchNet

Application Deadline: August 31 (Yearly)

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