MDGI / IM / MID Program Specific Awards

Subject to availability of departmental scholarship funding received yearly from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, MSc and PhD students shall be eligible for the following funding opportunities provided they are meeting program requirements in a timely manner. 

Students may also be eligible for awards offered by the following: 

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Graduate Science Education Office

Supervisor's Research Institute - please check with your Research Institute for available funding opportunities

Tuition Awards


Students must be meeting program requirements on time in order to receive their payment. 

In order to help off-set the cost of tuition for both domestic and international students, the GI | IM | MID Graduate Program offers Tuition Awards to each student registered in the program. Funds are paid out to students as follows: 

  • MSc Students - $2000 in Year 1
  • PhD Students - $2500 for Year 1 and Year 2
  • MSc to PhD Transfer Students - These students will receive the Year 2 PhD payment once their transfer is complete.

Travel Awards


Subject to available funding

Travel Awards are announced throughout the year by the Graduate Program Administrator. Check your ucalgary.ca email address often for these announcements. 

To submit an application, fill in the Travel Award Form and attach your abstract. Email applications to gigrad@ucalgary.ca.

Thesis Awards


Available to both MSc and PhD students who receive unanimous recommendations from their examining committee for this award.

The award will be paid out to eligible students immediately following the exam. 

Henry Koopmans Memorial Entrance Scholarship


This award is available to students entering either the MSc or PhD graduate program each year.

Eligibility criteria:
1)   Students who entered either the M.Sc. or Ph.D. graduate program on or after January 1, 2020.
2)   Project must be related to a defined aspect of nutrition, metabolism or inflammation in the GI
      tract or liver.
3)   Preference will be given to students enrolled in MDGI but awards are available to students
      registered in any graduate program at the University of Calgary.
4)   Students are eligible for one award only during their graduate studies.
5)   Supervisor will normally be a Full or Associate member of the GIRG, but can be a member
      of any research group or faculty as long as the project is clearly related to Digestive Health &
      Disease.
 
The application form and TOR are attached and also available on the MDGI website (https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/gse/programs/gi-im-mid#quickset-field_collection_quicktabs_3) Please read the instructions carefully as incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Applications should be submitted to MDGI/GIRG Administrator  (jdmccart@ucalgary.ca) 
 
Applications are due no later than 5:00PM on Friday,  October 16th, 2020.

Dr. Joseph Davison Travel Award


Only Eligible for Gastrointestinal Sciences Students

Eligibility: 

  • Current PhD or MSc student in the Gastrointestinal Sciences Graduate Program
  • Presenting original research at a conference or workshop relevant to the student’s program. The award will not support travel for attendance at regular annual meetings (e.g. Digestive Disease Week (DDW) or Canadian Digestive Diseases Week (CDDW) conferences). Please check with the Program Administrator or Program Director to confirm whether the conference you are attending is eligible.
  • All program requirements must be met at the time of application (annual progress reports, annual seminar presentation, annual supervisory committee meeting with minutes submitted, submission of research proposal if appropriate)

Applications due: February 15 each year