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Eligibility 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 citizens, permanent residents and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship. Please visit the Vanier website for details http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html
Value $50,000/yr for 3 years
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Nominating University
Deadlines September 11
Application Details There are two deadlines for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships application as follows:

Friday, September 2nd, 2022: Deadline for submission of official transcripts and department head nomination letter.

Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at 11:59 pm: Deadline for submission of the Vanier application online via the ResearchNet application system.

Applicants should review the following links on the Vanier website as a starting point:

Eligibility: https://vanier.gc.ca/en/eligibility-admissibilite.html

Instructions to Students: https://vanier.gc.ca/en/nomination_process-processus_de_mise_en_candidature.html

Information for Referees: https://vanier.gc.ca/en/information_for_referees-information_a_l_intention_des_repondants.html

The following items must be submitted by Friday, September 2nd, 2022:

1. Submit official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended:

Vanier requires official transcripts to be sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for all post-secondary institutions you have attended, even if the degrees were not conferred. We are unable to use previously submitted official transcripts – a new set must be provided as this is an external award. Here are some detailed instructions on obtaining your transcripts:

For universities/colleges you attended that are located in Canada or the USA: official transcripts printed by the Registrar’s Office of each institution are required. These should be ordered from each institution and sent to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies
c/o Mandy Laing
500 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

***If the institution is not currently issuing hard copy official transcripts due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we can accept an email of the official transcript. The email must be sent directly from the University/institution that is issuing the transcripts to Mandy Laing, Awards Officer, at Mandy.Laing@umanitoba.ca. The email must be sent directly to Mandy from the institution and must not be forwarded by the student/applicant in order to be considered official. **

Also, you will need to ensure you provide an official transcript showing current registration at the University of Manitoba in the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms, as this is also required, even if no grades have been issued (web print outs will not be accepted). Please wait until you have registered in the coming Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms before requesting your official transcript from the University of Manitoba, as your registration in these terms is required to be showing on the transcript to be eligible.

For universities/colleges you attended that are located outside of Canada or the USA – ie: international institutions: Please contact Mandy Laing, Awards Officer, (email above) if you have transcripts of this nature and you are already a graduate student at the University of Manitoba. Certified true copies of International transcripts may be acceptable – only for institutions outside of the USA and CANADA.


2. Nomination Letter from the Department Head.

This nomination letter must be completed and signed by the Department Head nominating the candidate (equivalent or designate) and must be on the institution’s letterhead. If signed by someone other than the Department Head, it should be clearly indicated in the letter that the signee has authority to nominate the candidates to the Vanier CGS program.

The nomination letter should be a maximum of two pages in length and must address the following points:

  • Rationale for the choice of candidate.
  • Research training environment
  • Rationale for recruiting the candidate
  • Recruitment
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • The department head nomination letter must be submitted to Mandy Laing, Awards Officer, via email at Mandy.Laing@umanitoba.ca. The letter must be sent directly to Mandy from the department head as a PDF attachment (and must not pass through the hands of the student/applicant).

    The following item must be submitted by Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at 11:59 pm:

    The complete online application via ResearchNet (create account and submit application here: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/), with referee assessments, must be submitted by Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. **LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.**


  • If a student’s proposed research involves or impacts Indigenous communities, they are asked to include the following text, in bold at the beginning of their lay abstract “This research involves Indigenous Peoples”. The program administrator for each selection committee (CIHR, NSERC SSHRC) will then endeavor to make recommendations to ensure that the primary or secondary reviewer on these nominations has expertise in Indigenous research in order to appropriate and effectively review the nomination.

    Contact: For information, please contact: Mandy Laing, Awards Officer, via email at Mandy.Laing@umanitoba.ca

    Updated: June 27th, 2022.


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