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Applying to Vanier Scholarship (All Discipline)

Date & time
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration is closed


Cecilia Kramar, Katherine Belloso


This event is free


Anim Hossain



Join us for an informative session on applying to the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS). Designed for prospective and first year doctoral students, this session will provide invaluable insights into the application process, eligibility criteria, and tips for crafting a compelling application package.

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting candidates who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

We will guide you through the key components of the Vanier CGS application, including the research proposal, leadership and community engagement, academic achievements, and letters of recommendation. Learn how to effectively showcase your academic excellence, research potential, and leadership skills to increase your chances of success.

Learning Objectives

At this end of this workshop, the participants will:

  • Understand the eligibility criteria and selection process for the Vanier Doctoral Scholarship, including the academic, research, and leadership qualities sought by the selection committee
  • Learn effective strategies for crafting a compelling research proposal that demonstrates innovation, feasibility, and relevance to the chosen field of study
  • Gain insight into maximizing the impact of academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and community involvement within the Vanier application, enhancing the overall competitiveness of the applicant profile

This workshop is led by:

Cecilia Kramar, fellowship advisor for the School of Graduate Studies. Cecilia holds a PhD in neuroscience, has successfully mentored numerous graduate students with their funding applications, and has extensive knowledge of international and local funding programs.

Katherine Belloso, advisor, Graduate External Awards. Katherine holds a master's in communication, has been working at the School of Graduate Studies for several years and is responsible for eligibility and post-award administration of external graduate awards.

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