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.


(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.
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Applicants apply directly to NSERC.  For more information, please
visit the website:  


An important change is now in effect:

Effective as of the 2013 competition, you can only apply once to the
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) Program; however, applicants whose
first PDF application was submitted prior to the 2013 competition may submit
a second application provided they are within the eligibility window.

It is vitally important now that you apply at the right time for this
fellowship, i.e. there are no second chances.  The right time would be
at the very least with one publication under your belt.  Competition is
quite stiff.  Please discuss a strategy with your PhD advisor.

Good luck to all who apply.
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Please note that the deadline to submit a complete application

OCTOBER 15, 2011

All information is available at


Please also note that applicants apply directly to NSERC and
not through the department.

If I can be of any assistance, please let me know.

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