Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD)
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. The Vanier CGS is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.
To be considered for a Vanier CGS, a student must:
Eligibility of Program of Study
Fast-track and combined programs
Please see the Vanier CGS website for complete eligibility criteria.
Nominees will be evaluated and selected based on the following three criteria, which will be weighted equally by the selection committees:
Please see the Vanier CGS website for complete selection criteria.
Current and prospective students will complete their Vanier application using ResearchNet, an online application system. Applicants to UBC must submit their complete application package via ResearchNet by 12 noon (PDT - Vancouver time) on Thursday, 3 September 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants should refer to the Vanier CGS website for step-by-step application instructions.
To apply, applicants must do the following by the deadline noted above:
Please see the Vanier CGS website for detailed application/nomination instructions.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will provide electronic copies of applications submitted by their current and prospective students to UBC graduate programs shortly after the applicant deadline. Graduate programs are to review their applications for eligibility and completeness, rank their applications, and select their nominees.
Transcripts for applicants should be collected by graduate programs. Transcript requirements are described under "Application Procedures" above. Please make sure that transcripts are legible and that transcript key/legend is included. If the international transcripts are not presented in one of Canada’s two official languages (English or French), please include a certified translation, separated from the original transcripts by a blank page.
A complete nomination package will consist of the following:
Please follow our file naming conventions:
Additional resources for graduate programs will be posted in August 2020.
Graduate programs are required to review their applicants and submit their nominees to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00pm on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. The cover memo, nomination letters, doctoral studies timeline form, and transcript files are to be submitted by programs using the UBC Workspace folder set up by G+PS.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee composed of UBC faculty members to review nominations submitted by graduate programs and select UBC's nominees to the national competition. This committee is made up of three subcommittees, one for each of the federal funding agencies.
Canadian universities each have a limit to the number of nominations they may submit to the Vanier CGS competition. The deadline for universities to submit their nominations to the national competition is 3 November 2020.
Results of the national competition are to be released to applicants in April 2021. For details about the adjudication process at the national competition level, please see the selection committee guide on the Vanier CGS website.