About your scholarship

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the administering agency of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program and is responsible for the payment of awards in accordance with the policies and regulations outlined in the Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide.

**The agencies reserve the right to interpret these regulations and any conditions applied to individual awards. The agencies reserve the right to cancel an award if any of these regulations are not followed or if the award holder does not maintain their eligibility. Payments made for a period during which the award holder is no longer eligible to receive funds must be reimbursed to the agency. Interest may be charged if the payment is not received by the due date.

More information relating to the governance of the Vanier CGS program

Payment of the award

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) are administered by the Canadian institution at which the doctoral student holds the scholarship. Vanier Scholars should refer to the Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder's Guide for regulations governing the use of Vanier CGS funds.

Start date

Once notified of the results, Vanier Scholars may take up their Vanier CGS on May 1, 2023, September 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024.

The start date chosen must not overlap with any prior federal granting agency funding received, and the Vanier scholar must be registered for full-time studies at the nominating Canadian institution as of the Vanier CGS start date.

Change of institution

The Vanier CGS must be taken up at the institution that nominated the scholar for the Vanier CGS. If the Vanier Scholar wishes to study at another institution, they must decline or terminate the Vanier CGS.

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