Vanier CGS program

October 17, 2023 by Veronika Rimsha

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. The Vanier CGS program strongly encourages candidates to pursue their studies beyond the university that granted their previous degree(s). 

The Sociology Department can nominate only ONE candidate for advancement to SGS. For that reason, it is important that interested students notify the Associate Graduate Chair via email (and CC Sociology Graduate) as soon as possible. Typically, SGS sends the Vanier call around the end of August.  

Please plan ahead. If you wish to be considered for the Vanier award, provide a preliminary draft of your application to the Sociology Graduate Administrator and Associate Grad Chair by August 15. The full and finalized application must be submitted by September 3 to the Sociology Graduate Administrator and Associate Grad Chair. The Awards committee will adjudicate the award. 

Applicants should refer to the Vanier website for step by step application/nomination instructions. For important application updates and reminders please refer to the University of Toronto Vanier webpage. Questions regarding the Vanier Awards competition can be directed to Vanier at, or the Graduate Awards Office at the School of Graduate Studies.