Graduate Awards

In addition to these awards, the University supports graduate students through teaching, research, and service fellowships and assistanceships. For these, contact your graduate chair or graduate administrator for details.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Value$50,000/year for three years.
Number offeredVaries
EligibilityThe Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.

To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:
  1. be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation;
  2. be seeking financial support to pursue your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD; note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding);
  3. intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating university. Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  4. have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018 (see Calculating months of doctoral studies);
  5. have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent (candidates are encouraged to contact the university for its definition of a first-class average); and
  6. not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
Without exception, the Vanier CGS is tenable only at the eligible Canadian university that submitted the nomination.

To hold the Vanier CGS, the candidate must:
  • be registered as a full-time student at the nominating Canadian university and be pursuing a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD); and
  • remain enrolled and demonstrate continued satisfactory progress in their doctoral program.
ApplyFor information on applying for this award, visit the Vanier website.

Note that applications must be fully uploaded to ResearchNet no later than 7:00 pm CST on Monday, September 25, 2017.

For more information, contact Graduate Awards & Scholarships
Email: gradstudies.awards@usask.ca
DeadlineInternal deadline - September 25
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