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 19 to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office. Please click the link above for detailed information.
Current PhD students who are Canadians or Permanent Residents can apply to Tri-Council Scholarships. 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 1
- SSHRC applications are due October 1
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Graduate Awards Competition
The GAC is a university-wide competition. Scholarships are awarded in the Fall; only new or returning students should apply. Application deadline to SAPL January 15, 2023 | Referee deadline to SAPL February 6, 2023.
Application form is available as of November 1 in your Student Centre. In the Financial Aid section click on "Apply for Graduate Funding".
If you plan to apply, we recommend attending the workshop: "Writing at the Graduate Level: Strategies for Developing Research Proposals". The workshop is generally offered in October. Visit My Grad Skills to register.
- Only one PhD application per faculty can be forwarded for consideration to the Izaak Walton Killam and Open Doctoral categories; applications that move forward in the process are selected by SAPL.
- 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 $15,000 SAPL Dissertation Writing Fellowship. This award enables an exceptional PhD student to focus on completing their dissertation. Terms of Reference | Application. Application deadline April 15.
Research Expenses Award
If you are at the stage of thesis research and have associated expenses, consider applying. Terms of Reference | Application. Applications are accepted April 15 and October 15.
Conference and Event Travel Award
If you are travelling to present your work in person at a conference or other scholarly event, consider applying. Terms of Reference | Application. Applications are accepted May 1 and October 15.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies also offers a travel award to present work or research at a conference. This is available to International students.
Program Recommended Awards
A few awards open to SAPL programs require an application. Visit the Graduate Studies award database for PRA information. In March/April, you'll receive an email in your UCalgary inbox outlining awards that require application. Application deadline is May 1.
If you are submitting:
- Bundle all of your documents into one PDF
- Name the file "PRA_last name_first name"
- Submit to email@example.com
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