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Vanier CGS Competition

For more information about the Vanier CGS Competition please visit Vanier information for applicants.

Value and Duration $50 000.00 per year for up to 3 years

NEW - IMPORTANT information regarding TRANSCRIPTS for  THIS YEAR 

Please read the following document carefully: Transcripts for Fall 2021 Vanier Application

Deadlines

  • 15 July submit name and contact information of proposed nominees (if known) using the Prospective Nominee Form
  • 23 September 2021 all recommended and non-recommended applicants are to be submitted on Fellowships Awards Database (FAD).
  • 23 September 2021 all required documents for recommended applications are to be submitted to GPS Graduate Funding electronically at gradcomp.gps [at] mcgill.ca.  (NO Hard Copies required)

**Please note that incomplete, incorrect, and late applications are unacceptable and will not be forwarded to committee.

Academic Unit Quotas

Academic unit quotas are determined by doctoral enrolment numbers:

Total doctoral enrolment Quota
Less than 20 1
21-50 2
51 to 149 3
150 student and over 4

Note: Additional applications from truly exceptional students may be permitted with justification and approval from the Dean of GPS.

CIHR is the only discipline that may add an extra 2 (two) to their quota.

Eligibility and Evaluation

Eligibility requirements as well as application/nomination instructions may be found at Vanier CGS.

Required Documents (to be submitted by unit)

  • ALL Official transcripts of recommended applicants only (Official PDF from institutions are acceptable)

NEW - IMPORTANT information regarding TRANSCRIPTS for  THIS YEAR 

Please read the following document carefully: Transcripts for Fall 2021 Vanier Application

- ALL POST-SECONDARY (includes college and/or CEGEP)

- International Transcripts
For students including foreign transcripts, the institution must include a standard table or record that outlines the institution’s understanding of the foreign transcript. Student explanations of grades will not be forwarded to the committee for evaluation . Please use tables provided on the Admissions Webpage.

NEW (optional) – International Transcripts

(Optional) If a nominee has international transcripts: They may attach a 250-word summary to describe the variations in the grading system from the country of the transcript and the Canadian level equivalents, and/or explain international credentials and equivalencies. The summary should be a PDF document attached at the beginning of their transcripts

Presentation Standards for Attached Documents

All attachments to applications must be prepared according to the standards provided.  Applications submitted that are not prepared according to the instructions provided may be deemed ineligible.
When submitting supporting documents written in a language other than English or French, applicants are required to submit a certified translation of these documents.

Formatting Instructions to Prepare Documents

All attachments to applications must be prepared according to the standards provided. Applications submitted that are not prepared according to the instructions provided may be deemed ineligible.

When submitting supporting documents written in a language other than English or French, applicants are required to submit a certified translation of these documents.

  • Pages must be 8 ½" x 11" (216 mm x 279 mm).
  • Insert a minimum margin of 2 cm (3/4 inch) around the page (top, bottom and sides).
  • Use a minimum font size of 12-point black type. Maximum of six lines per inch. Do not use condensed/narrow font sizes, type density, or line spacing. Smaller text in tables, charts, figures, and graphs is acceptable as long as it is legible when the page is viewed at 100%.
  • Photo-reduce the supporting documents if the originals are larger than 21.25 x 27.5 cm / 8.5" x 11".
  • Any images, diagrams, technical drawings, or any other image must be contained within allowable page limits.
  • Attachments must be uploaded in PDF format (unprotected).
  • The size of the attached document(s) cannot exceed 30 MB per document.
  • For documents prepared by the applicant: At the top of each page, indicate your name and the title of the document as it appears in the instructions.
  • For documents prepared by the institution: These must all be on institutional letterhead.
  • For multi-page attachments, number the pages sequentially.
  • For more information about converting documents to PDF, please refer to Help with Accessibility page.

This can be found under Task 14. Presentation standards for attached documents

Note: Student must submit the application in ResearchNet by September 17, 2020. Units are free to set earlier deadlines to allow for internal review.

Tools & Resources

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