Future international students at Queen's will benefit greatly from new doctoral scholarships announced by the federal government.
The School of Graduate Studies at Queen's will use the new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program to greatly enhance it ability to recruit some of the world's finest doctoral students, said Janice Deakin, Associate Vice-Principal and Dean, Graduate Studies and Research. This new scholarship increases its capacity to leverage strategic alliances afforded by other government scholarships and industry supported initiatives.
"The Vanier scholarships will be a vehicle for Queen's to enhance our recruitment activities to attract top students in the world. Importantly, this program will also allow us to further deepen our research intensity in areas that align with strategic interests in science, technology and innovation," said Dr. Deakin.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Canada is building a world-class research capacity by attracting top-tier doctoral students, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to our economic, social and research-based growth for a prosperous future. To promote this world-class excellence, the Government of Canada has launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program. This prestigious program awards 500 international and Canadian doctoral students with a three-year scholarships. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) will be allocated by the 3 federal granting councils, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHRThe Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, science and engineering and in health, as well as leadership skills. Both Canadian and international students are eligible for nomination for a Vanier CGS. The Vanier CGS are valued at $50,000 per annum for up to three years. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements are available at Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
For more information about the application and selection process for the 2009-2010 Vanier CGS competition at Queen's University, contact your home department.