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Vanier Scholarship - Application by the Candidate Deadline

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The Vanier CGS is a prestigious scholarship valued at $50,000 per year for 3 years and is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students. Both Canadian and International students are eligible to apply and may be nominated by the University of Guelph if they demonstrate all three of the equally weighted criteria: academic excellence, research potential, and leadership. 

Vanier Scholars will demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Important Deadlines for Candidates:

  1. Deadline to submit a University of Guelph Intent to Apply form is August 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). 
  2. Deadline to submit a completed Vanier CGS application in ResearchNet is September 16, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT).


Vanier CGS – Complete Timeline for Candidates and Departments:


August 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (EDT) – Potential Vanier candidates must submit a University of Guelph Intent to Apply form 

August 7, 2019 – OGPS will distribute copies of the Intent to Apply forms to the department Graduate Program Coordinator for confirmation of department support of candidates’ Vanier applications

August 21, 2019 – The department Graduate Program Coordinator will notify all candidates who submitted an Intent to Apply form as to whether their application will be supported by the department before/by this date

Between August 21 (and/or earlier) & September 16, 2019  The department will continue to assist and support the selected candidates as needed in putting together a strong Vanier CGS application package

September 16, 2019, 8:00 p.m. (EDT) – The application is due for submission by the candidate in ResearchNet

September 18, 2019 – Applications are made available to departments so that nomination letters can be written

October 2, 2019 – Department nomination letters are due electronically to the OGPS Awards Officers at

Late October – If endorsed by the University of Guelph, the applicant will receive an institutional Letter of Endorsement

November 6, 2019, 8:00 p.m. (EDT) – Vanier CGS agency submission deadline

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