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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 all relevant details http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

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

Value $50,000/year for 3 years
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Nominating University
Deadlines September 5
Application Details There are two deadlines for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships application as follows:

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023: Deadline for submission of official transcripts and Department Head nomination letter directly to UManitoba.

Monday, September 11th, 2023 at 4:00 pm (central time): Deadline for submission of Vanier application online via ResearchNet portal application system.

Applicants should review the following links on the Vanier website:

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

Application/Nomination Instructions: 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 to UManitoba by Tuesday, September 5th, 2023:

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

Official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended are required, even if the degrees were not conferred. We are unable to use previously submitted official transcripts. Please review the following instructions:

For universities/colleges 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
ATTENTION: Vanier, c/o Awards Officer
500 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

If the institution is not currently issuing hard copy official transcripts, a digital version of the official transcript will be accepted. This must be sent directly from the University/institution that is issuing the transcripts, and must not be received and then forwarded by the student/applicant, in order to be considered official. Acceptable e-mail recipients of official transcripts include (in order of preference):
(Awards Officer)
(Awards Office)
(Faculty Office)

An OFFICIAL and CURRENT UManitoba transcript showing registration at the University of Manitoba in the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 terms is also required (even if/though no grades have been issued). Web print-outs are not sufficient. Please ensure you are registered before requesting your official UManitoba transcript. Registration in these terms is required, and must appear on the transcript in order for the applicant to be considered eligible.

For universities/colleges located outside of Canada or the USA – i.e., international institutions: Please contact the Awards Officer if you have transcripts of this nature. Certified true copies of international transcripts MAY be acceptable in some circumstances, and only for institutions outside of the USA and CANADA.

Please plan ahead to ensure transcripts are received prior to the deadline.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Statement on Transcripts for Tri-Agency Award Competitions at the University of Manitoba
Students are responsible for obtaining official, up-to-date, and complete transcripts and for ensuring transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended are included in their application(s). The Faculty of Graduate Studies does not provide students with copies of transcripts from student records or copies of previously submitted transcripts. This includes transcripts from other Canadian or international post-secondary institutions, UManitoba, and transcripts submitted as part of previous or current admission or award applications. Missing, unofficial, illegible, or untranslated transcripts may deem students’ applications incomplete or ineligible and will not be reviewed.

2. Nomination Letter from the Department Head.

This nomination letter must be completed and signed by the Department Head (or equivalent/designate) nominating the candidate and must be on institution 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 of recruiting the candidate
  • Recruitment
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • The department head nomination letter must be submitted as a PDF attachment directly to the Awards Officer via email (and must not be received/forwarded by the student/applicant). The Awards Officer can be reached by email at Mandy.Laing@umanitoba.ca.

    Please ensure your Department Head is aware of the nomination letter deadline listed above. LATE NOMINATION LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


    The remainder of the application must be submitted by Monday, September 11th, 2023 at 4:00 pm (central time):

    The complete online application via ResearchNet (create account and submit application here: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/), including referee assessments, must be submitted by this deadline. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    Please note:

  • If the proposed research respectfully involves and engages Indigenous communities, please include "This research respectfully involves and engages Indigenous communities" at the beginning of the lay abstract. The program administrator for each selection committee (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) will then endeavour to ensure that the primary or secondary reviewer on these nominations has expertise in Indigenous research.
  • Please carefully review all application "Tasks," including presentation standards, to ensure the application is complete and can be reviewed.

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

    Updated: June 27th, 2023.


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