Appendix A – Methodology for updating Vanier Quotas to institutions
The methodology used to obtain the 2018-19 to 2020-21 Vanier Quotas to institutions is the following:
- Each granting agency receives a three-year quota of 600.
- Each agency calculates the following for each nominating institution:
- The amount of funding received through the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, as of the latest (i.e.2014) calculation for the CRC allocations.
- The amount of funding received through agency doctoral (i.e. agency-specific and CGS-D) and Vanier programs in 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17.
- The sum of (a) and (b) is calculated by the Secretariat to determine the total doctoral and CRC funding received by the nominating institution. This total is then converted to a fraction of the total doctoral and CRC funding received by all institutions. This fraction is multiplied by the three-year quota distribution of 600 to determine the final quota for each nominating institution.
- Industry-partnered doctoral data will not be included in the calculation of the amount of doctoral funding received.
- All institutions must have received CRC funding in order to receive a quota.
- All institutions must have an eligible doctoral program. Doctoral-level funding is not required; however, it is factored into the calculations and may influence the number of quotas given to an institution.
The number of Vanier CGS quotas is calculated over a three year period. Annual quotas are determined by dividing the total number of quotas by three. The remaining quotas which do not divide evenly by three are considered “floating quotas” and can be used in any year within the three year period. Note that floating quotas will by default be included in the current competition however these will only be applied in instances where the number of nominations exceeds the number of quotas for that given year. The following examples describe how annual targets were calculated within the three year quota period:
- Example 1: University A has a total of 90 quotas for three years: yearly quota distribution would be as follows: YR1: 30; YR2: 30; YR3: 30
- Example 2: University B has a total of 32 quotas for three years: yearly quota distribution would be as follows: YR1: 10; YR2: 10; YR3: 10 with two floating quotas to be used in any of the three years.
- Example 3: University C has a total of two quotas for the three years: yearly quota distribution quotas would be as follows: the two quotas would be floating therefore they could be used in any of the three years.
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