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DEAN'S OFFICE | GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Cumming School of Medicine Graduate Student Scholarship Program | March 26, 2015

Throughout our strategic planning process, stipend support for graduate students was identified as one of the highest priorities for the school in terms of both research and education. In direct response to that feedback and in support of both our strategic plan and the University of Calgary’s Eyes High strategic vision, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) Graduate Student Scholarship Program.

Through a collaborative cost-sharing initiative, the CSM’s Graduate Science Education Office is aiming to recruit and fund 48 graduate students over the next four years. The CSM and the individual graduate supervisor will cost share a $30,000/year stipend for four years of a PhD program (two years for MSc). Funds will be renewed on an annual basis pending demonstration of sufficient progress and compliance with program requirements.

“Talent attraction, development and retention are leading priorities within the university’s academic plan,” says Lisa Young, PhD, Dean and Vice-Provost (Graduate Studies). “The Cumming School’s new scholarship program will enhance the success of our existing Eyes High doctoral scholarships and further promote the recruitment of more top tier graduate students to the University of Calgary.”

Applications for the CSM Graduate Student Scholarship Program will be accepted annually in May and in October, beginning October 2015. Applications will be adjudicated by committee within the CSM. Award administration will be conducted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

“This program demonstrates a major a commitment on behalf of the CSM to maintaining a dynamic research and training environment within the school,” says Tara Beattie, PhD, Associate Dean, Graduate Science Education. “These scholarships are designed to foster excellence; to expand our student base and support CSM graduate students as integral contributors to our research success throughout their academic programs.” Application Information

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