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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting those who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health. 

The scholarships are administered by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program in detail , external link

$50,000 per year for up to three years

Internal application deadline: September 22, 2022

Note: This is the internal deadline for all candidates to submit their application packages.

Interested students must complete and submit their electronic application package through the ResearchNet online, external link application and nomination e-approval system by the internal deadline stated above.

Please coordinate with your Program Administrator to have your transcripts sent to the Coordinator, Graduate Scholarships and Awards in Yeates School of Graduate Studies by the deadline.

Once the applications have been verified, there is an internal-candidate selection process. Internal Vanier committees (SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR) will select the nominations to go forward to the appropriate federal granting agencies.

The granting agencies then perform their selection process, present their recommendations to the Vanier Board and the Board endorses the recommended nominees. Then a separate Vanier Steering Committee makes the final decisions for funding.

Successful candidates and Toronto Met are notified of the competition results on April 2021.

Natasha Mills
Coordinator, Graduate Scholarships and Awards
Yeates School of Graduate Studies,
Toronto Metropolitan University
416.979.5000 ext. 3648

Recipient profiles

Our Vanier Scholars share their research and advice for a successful application 

Krischanda Bemister-Bourret

Psychology PhD student
2022 SSHRC Vanier CGS recipient

Samson Abioye

Chemical Engineering PhD student
2021 NSERC Vanier CGS recipient

Christian Hui

Policy Studies PhD
2020 CIHR Vanier CGS recipient

Farokh Laqa Kakar

Civil Engineering PhD
2020 NSERC Vanier CGS recipient

Fiona Thomas

Psychology PhD
2017 SSHRC Vanier CGS recipient

Rachel Bar

Psychology PhD
2017 CIHR Vanier CGS recipient

Eno Hysi

Biomedical Physics PhD
2015 NSERC Vanier CGS recipient

Afshin Rahimi

Aerospace Engineering PhD
2014 NSERC Vanier CGS recipient

Meet Toronto Met's Vanier Scholars

Merriam Haffar

Environmental Applied Science and Management PhD
2015 Vanier Scholar

Eno Hysi

Biomedical Physics PhD
2015 Vanier Scholar

Andrew Brankley

Psychology PhD
2014 Vanier Scholar

Afshin Rahimi

Aerospace Engineering PhD
2014 Vanier Scholar