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GSE Scholarship and Award Internal Review and Support Hub

The GSE Scholarship and Award Internal Review and Support Hub provides an assortment of resources for writing a strong scholarship or award application, including information on key dates and deadlines, notices of upcoming events and workshops, tools for locating scholarship and other funding opportunities as well as access to the Internal Review Service.


Scholarships and Awards: Graduate Awards Database

There are many different awards available to graduate students at the University of Calgary. Please search the Graduate Awards Database and speak to your supervisor to ensure that you are not missing out on funding opportunities.


Awards Administered through Graduate Science Education

***Please note that the GSE has a four business day internal deadline in advance of the sponsor (e.g., CIHR, Alberta Innovates) submission deadline for all scholarship and award applications requiring Associate Dean, Graduate Science Education (Dr. Tara Beattie) signature.***

***The 2019-2020 CSM Graduate Scholarship Application Cycle is now closed. The 2020-2021 application cycle and materials will be released in August 2020.***

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

Eligibility: Open to students registered full-time in a thesis-based graduate program in the Cumming School of Medicine and/or students registered in a thesis-based program who are supervised by a faculty member with a primary appointment within the Cumming School of Medicine. Students must be (1) registered in their first year or (2) in the first semester of their second year at the time of the award start date.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Terms of Reference

If you have questions, please contact awardsgse@ucalgary.ca.

***The 2019-2020 Eleanor Mackie Doctoral Scholarship in Women's Health is NOW OPEN to applications. Details and application form available below.***

Description: Eleanor Mackie earned her doctorate in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the University of Calgary in 1986, and was a constant supporter of research into diseases affecting women. This scholarship supports students pursuing research in the fields of immunology or microbiology and infectious diseases pertaining or with applications to women. Awards at valued at $28,000 for a 1-year term.

Eligibility: Open to students registered full-time in a doctoral program in the Cumming School of Medicine. Candidates must include a one-page research proposal explaining how their research will advance knowledge of diseases affecting women’s health. Students holding a major graduate scholarship from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada or any other funding agency are not eligible. A student holding this award who subsequently receives one of the above awards must accept the funding agency award and inform the Associate Dean Graduate Sciences Education, and the Graduate Scholarship Office, of his/her external offer.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Terms of Reference

Application Form

If you have questions, please contact awardsgse@ucalgary.ca.

***The 2019-2020 William H. Davies Medical Research Scholarship is NOW OPEN to applications. Details and application form available below.***

Description: This scholarship supports students pursuing research in the medical sciences. Awards valued at $3,000 to $11,000 (1-year term), depending upon the candidate's qualifications, experience, and graduate program

Eligibility: Open to students registered full-time in a graduate program in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Terms of Reference

Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, please contact awardsgse@ucalgary.ca.

Your graduate program may have additional awards based on performance, publishing, or other criteria. Visit your program-specific website for more information.