Vanier / Trudeau Scholarship

FGS manages the review and nomination process for several prestigious scholarship programs targeted towards world-class students pursuing doctoral degrees at Canadian Institutions.  This includes the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, as well as the Trudeau Foundation Scholarships.

2020-2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships competition

We are pleased to provide you with information on the competition for the 2020-2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships – Canada’s most prestigious and highest valued award for doctoral researchers.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is designed to support world-class students pursuing doctoral degrees at Canadian universities. The scholarship awards $50,000 per year for three years. The program is open to both Canadian and international students. Students must be nominated by the Canadian university at which they plan to study.

Internal Competition Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. AST

Please visit the Vanier website for further details on the program, including how to apply.

For questions regarding this competition, please contact

Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships

The Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship program is a highly competitive and rewarding mentorship & training opportunity targeting PhD students in their first 3 years of study who have an extensive record of community engagement, leadership experience, and a record of engaging with the public to share knowledge and generate impact. Eligibility is limited to the humanities and social sciences, with the foundation often looking for candidates who are audacious, original, and forward-thinking in their research topic and/or approach.

While academic excellence is one of the key criteria, specific emphasis is placed on alignment with the themes of the Trudeau Foundation (Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, and People and the Environment), demonstrated leadership experience, and diversity as defined on their “Become A Scholar” website. Note that applicants are expected to work towards fluency in English and French with the support of the foundation over the term of the scholarship, and must actively engage in the comprehensive mentorship network intended to extend the reach and impact of their research. Applications must be submitted through the Trudeau Foundations web portal, which requires applicants to register in advance. If you intend to apply for this scholarship, you are strongly encouraged to request an account through their system in early December.

More information on this year's competition will be announced in fall 2020.