If interested in this scholarship, please make sure you qualify and then apply through the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship website (http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/home-accueil.aspx). Please scan/e-mail or print your complete application and submit to me no later than Monday, October 1st. A departmental committee will review all applications received and will be allowed to nominate only two applicants. Thanks. Ida Please note: this program is different from the regular NSERC postgraduate scholarship program, which is open only to domestic students. Info about this program will be coming up shortly. 2013-2014 VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (NSERC) DEPARTMENTAL DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012 (SGS Deadline: October 10th, 2012) The Vanier CGS program aims 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 social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS. In an effort to support students in broadening their research horizons and seeking new challenges, the Vanier CGS program strongly encourages candidates to pursue their studies beyond the university that granted their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students wishing to apply for a Vanier CGS must do so through the Canadian university to which they are applying for doctoral studies. The Vanier CGS Scholarships are valued at $50,000 per annum for a maximum of three years. 2013 Competition Timelines October 1st, 2012: Math Department Deadline October 10th 2012: Nominations due to SGS from Graduate Units (application goes off-line) November 06th 2012: UofT deadline to submit Vanier nominations to federal granting agencies April 2012: Communication of results to nominees by tri agencies Eligibility for Nomination To be considered for a Vanier CGS, applicants must: - be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation; - be seeking financial support to pursue their first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD); - intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating university; - have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2013 (see website); - have achieved a first-class average (A-), in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent; and - have not already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from NSERC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD). 2012-13 Vanier Quota The Vanier allocations for the University of Toronto are provided below. Accordingly graduate units may each submit the following number of Vanier applications to the School of Graduate Studies this year: NSERC Agency University Quota: 19 Mathematics Department Quota: 2 Vanier Application Process: Please refer applicants to the Vanier website for eligibility requirements, nomination and step-by step application instructions; Please note the following: The ResearchNet application will be live and accessible by applicants until Oct 10th. Applicants have been instructed to contact their proposed graduate unit regarding internal deadlines and submission requirements. Students may only complete one Vanier application and must choose to apply to for an NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR Vanier Award Students will be expected to complete and electronically submit the online application to ResearchNet by the unit’s internal deadline Students are required to provide the graduate unit with a paper copy of the complete application including all original transcripts (a current UofT transcript is required of all registered UofT students) Please remind students to request transcripts and complete the “Identify Referee” task on ResearchNet well in advance. Referee assessments must be completed and submitted to ResearchNet before students can submit their application. The students’ proposed research project and doctoral program of study must be eligible within the mandate of the agency to which the nomination will be submitted. If in doubt, or the application involves interdisciplinary fields of research, or disciplines that span the mandates of two or more of the federal research granting agencies, students are urged to seek confirmation in advance of submitting their application. Additional information on mandate and subject matter eligibility is available on the Science.gc.ca website.