Program Recommended Awards (Donor Awards)

Program Recommended Awards range in value, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website to use the searchable database.

Search the Graduate Studies database page to find out more about PRAs, associated values, and eligibility criteria.

An email will be sent to your UCalgary account to remind you about these award opportunities. Application will be posted soon to the application button. Applications are due May 1st annually.

Merit-based awards do not provide a student-application process.

PRAs are awarded in the fall following application so you must be a returning student to be eligible.


Travel Awards

Study Abroad

  1. The University’s International Office offers an International Study Travel Grant. Amounts vary, and you can receive funding from this grant once during your studies. If you are considering one of our study abroad programs, including block weeks and field studies outside of Canada, consider applying.
  2. MArch students: If you register for a Study Abroad program, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0, you will automatically be nominated for a Murray W. Waterman Study Abroad Award. The value is variable, ranging from $1500 - $2000.

Conference and Event Travel

  1. Faculty of Graduate Studies: FGS offers international students a travel award to present at a conference, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award – International Students page.
  2. SAPL Conference and Event Travel Award: If you are travelling to present your work at a conference or other academic event, you can apply for the faculty award. Applications are accepted twice a year, due on April 15 and October 15. Read the Terms of Reference. Apply now using the SAPL application.

Graduate Awards Competition (GAC)

The Graduate Awards Competition (GAC) is university wide, and highly competitive. If successful, scholarship funding is released in the fall term of the year the application is made. Explore competition opportunities on the Graduate Studies website.

If you are completing your degree requirements before the fall term of the year of application, you will not be considered for these scholarships.

Planning to apply?

  1. Attend this workshop to improve your chances for putting together a successful application: “Writing at the Graduate Level: Strategies for Writing Graduate Scholarships and other Applications @TFDL”. Search for upcoming workshop sessions on My GradSkills website.
  2. Download an application form. Forms are available on November 1. You can find the forms by visiting your Student Centre, navigate to the Financial Aid section of the home screen, and click "Apply for Graduate Funding".

Deadlines for faculties across campus vary.

For SAPL, the application deadline is Friday, January 22, 2021. 

The referee deadline is Monday, January 25, 2021. 


Merit Awards

All book awards, continuing awards and convocation awards are merit-based; no applications are required.

 

Book Awards

  1. MLA/MPlan: One (1) Andrei Nicolai Book Award is presented each year to either a planning or landscape architecture student who has excelled in the study of sustainable urban design.
  2. MLA: One (1) Peter Jacobs Book Prize is presented each year to student who has excelled in the study of landscape architecture, cultural landscapers, history/theory of landscape architecture, and/or landscape ecology.

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Continuing Awards

  1. MArch: Approximately ten (10) MArch Continuing Scholarships ranging in value from $1,500–$5,000. 
  2. MPlan: Up to 17 scholarships ranging in value from $1,500–$4,000.
  3. MLA: Approximately five (5) to seven (7) ranging in value from $1500-$4000.

Convocation Awards

  1. MArch: One (1) Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal is awarded to the top graduating Master of Architecture student.
  2. MPlan: One (1) APPI Danny Makale Silver Medallion is awarded to the top graduating Master of Planning student.

MEDes - additional scholarships and awards

  1. MEDES Thesis Writing Fellowship: Each year one MEDes student will receive the MEDes Thesis Writing Fellowship valued at $10,000. This award enables an exceptional MEDes student to focus on completing their thesis. Terms of Reference  |  Application. Application deadline May 1.
     
  2. Research Expenses Award: If you are at the stage of thesis research and have associated expenses, you can apply for the SAPL Research Expenses Award. Terms of Reference  |  Application. Applications are accepted twice yearly, April 15 and October 15.

Ready to Apply for Awards?

The application form to apply for School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape student awards is below.

Questions?

We can direct you to the answers for your scholarship and funding questions.

VANIER (VANIER)

The Vanier Canada Scholarships were created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting those who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement and exemplary leadership. Citizenship is unrestricted.

Students interested in applying must first submit a preliminary assessment form (PAF) due August 19th to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office. Please click the link above for detailed information.

 

TRI-COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS (TRI-COUNCIL)

Current PhD students that are Canadian or a Permanent Resident can apply for a Tri-Council Scholarship. Please note the new harmonization of the CGS Doctoral competitions - all applications are submitted via the competition portal for institutional review.

NSERC applications are due October 1st 2019 

SSHRC applications are due October 1st 2019

For any questions please contact gsaward@ucalgary.ca

 

GRADUATE AWARDS COMPETITION (GAC)

The GAC is a university wide competition. Please note that if you will complete your degree requirements prior to September of the application deadline year you are not eligible for this competition. Click the link above for information and guidelines. Scholarships from this competition are awarded in the fall.

Application deadline to EVDS Friday January 24th, 2020 | Referee deadline to EVDS Monday January 27, 2020

Application form is posted online November 1, from your Student Centre click the link Apply for Graduate Funding in the Financial Aid section of your home screen.  

If you intend to apply, please consider registering for and attending the workshop: Writing at the Graduate Level: Strategies for Developing Research Proposals. For more information and to register: My Grad Skills The workshop is generally offered in October.

Note: PhD GAC applications are first vetted by the SAPL Awards Committee as we are only allowed to forward one student’s application for the Izaak Walton Killam and one student’s application for the Open Doctoral categories. All eligible applications for the Alberta Innovates as well as Special Awards and Bursaries will be forwarded.

 

SAPL DISSERTATION WRITING FELLOWSHIP

Each year, one SAPL PhD student will receive the SAPL Dissertation Writing Fellowship valued at $15,000. This award enables an exceptional PhD student to focus on completing their dissertation.

Terms of Reference  |  Application

Application deadline April 15th

 

RESEARCH EXPENSES AWARD

If you are at the stage of thesis research and have associated expenses, you can apply for the SAPL Research Expenses Award.

Terms of Reference  |  Application

Applications are accepted twice yearly, April 15th and October 15th

 

CONFERENCE AND EVENT TRAVEL AWARD

If you are travelling to present your work in person at a conference or other scholarly event you can apply for the SAPL Conference and event Travel Award.

Terms of Reference  |  Application

Applications are accepted twice yearly, May 1st and October 15th

*The Faculty of Graduate Studies also offers a travel award to present work or research at a conference. This is available to International students only.

 

PROGRAM RECOMMENDED AWARDS (PRA)

All current PRA awards can be found on the Graduate Studies award database. There are a few awards that are open to multiple programs within SAPL that require application and range in value. In late March, an email is sent out to all students (UofC email accounts only) outlining the awards that require application.

Save all documents into one pdf named: PRA_last name_first name and submit to awards@sapl.ucalgary.ca

Application deadline for PRA awards is May 1

 

 

CONVOCATION AWARD

The top graduating PhD in Environmental Design student will be nominated for the Governor General's Gold Medal. This is an annual university wide competition.

Terms of Reference