Vanier Canada 2023 Graduate Scholarships at the University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia is seeking applications from highly qualified individuals for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. This prestigious scholarship aims to attract and retain exceptional doctoral students who exhibit strong leadership abilities and maintain outstanding scholarly accomplishments.
The Vanier Canada Graduate scholarship offers financial support for graduate studies in various fields, including social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, as well as health-related disciplines. Successful recipients of the Vanier CGS are awarded a substantial funding amount of $50,000 annually, which is renewable for a maximum period of three years.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a prestigious institution located in Vancouver, Canada. Known for its academic excellence and research prowess, UBC is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including arts, sciences, engineering, business, and health sciences. With a diverse and vibrant campus community, UBC provides a supportive and enriching environment for students from around the globe. The university’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility is reflected in its cutting-edge research initiatives and progressive academic initiatives. UBC’s stunning natural surroundings, nestled between mountains and the Pacific Ocean, contribute to an exceptional learning experience for students.
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Government of Canada
Scholarship Type: Full Funding
Host Institution(s): The University of British Columbia
Scholarship Worth: $50,000 Annually
Number of Awards: Several
Scholarship Level: Postgraduate
Nationality: All Nationalities
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships:
- Be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota.
- Be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, or JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component);
- Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate research program such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution;
- Have completed no more than 20 months of full-time study in your doctoral program as of May 1, 2024;
- The doctoral program would begin after the completion of a Master’s degree. The months of study completed are calculated from the doctoral enrolment date.
- Have completed no more than 32 months of full-time study in your doctoral program (i.e., joint graduate research program, accelerated, previously enrolled without obtaining Master’s degree), by May 1, 2024 if:
- enrolled in a joint graduate research program, e.g., MD/PhD, MA/PhD, DVM/PhD. Applicants in this category have access to the 32-month window whether or not they were previously enrolled in a Master’s program:
- The months of study are calculated starting from the date on which an applicant is officially registered in the joint program (including the Master’s portion of the program).
- enrolled directly from a Bachelor’s to a PhD (not previously enrolled in a Master’s program);
- The months of study completed are calculated from the doctoral enrolment date.
- Previously enrolled in a Master’s program without obtaining the degree.
- The months of study completed are calculated from the original Master’s enrolment date.
- Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average; and
- Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral program.
Application Procedures for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (How to Apply):
To apply for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, please follow the step-by-step instructions summarized below. For detailed guidance, refer to the Vanier CGS website.
- Inform your chosen UBC graduate program of your intention to apply for the Vanier CGS. This is crucial as your program needs to support (nominate) your application for it to proceed to the university-wide stage of the competition.
- Provide your UBC graduate program with official and up-to-date transcripts for all your post-secondary studies, including those that didn’t result in a degree (e.g., exchange or transfer course grades). Transcripts should cover your academic history up to August 31, 2023.
- Request four letters of support from referees:
- Two referees should submit their letters electronically through ResearchNet, evaluating your academic excellence, research potential, and demonstrated or potential leadership abilities.
- Two referees should provide leadership reference letters. They will provide you with PDFs of the letters, which you will upload to your electronic application file.
Referees are encouraged to consider Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) factors by reviewing Vanier’s EDI resources while crafting their reference letters.
- Prepare a “Vanier-Banting Academic” CV.
- Compile the required documents according to Vanier’s guidelines. These include Research Contributions, Personal Leadership Statement, Special Circumstances (if applicable), Research Proposal, Project References, and, optionally, the Voluntary Self-Identification Form for Indigenous Applicants. Make sure to adhere to the presentation standards and page limits set by Vanier.
- Submit your completed Vanier CGS application through ResearchNet.
It is important to meet the application deadline specified above while following these steps for a successful Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship application.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023
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