Canadian/Permanent Residents

Killam, Dissertation, and Andrew Stewart Awards Competition (KDAS) Awards: See list for details and eligibility. Application deadline each year is January 1st. Contact department for details. 

Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships: The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) awards QEII Graduate Scholarships each year. The awards are valued at $15,000 (doctoral level) and $10,800 (master’s level) per year. To be considered, you must be a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident admitted to a graduate degree program or have been recommended for admission to a graduate degree program by the Department. The department is responsible for selecting nominees. Application deadline each year is mid-April. Students should contact the Department for details about the selection process and internal deadlines.

Alberta Innovates -Technology Futures Graduate Student Scholarships: The Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships program (GSS) is designed to enable promising students to succeed in areas of scientific research which are strategically important to Alberta. These areas are: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Nanotechnology, and Omics; (Omics consists of: Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Transcriptomics and Regulomics.) in and of themselves or additionally which support the areas of Health, Bio-industries, Energy and Environment.

Students are encouraged to seek funding from NSERC.

NSERC - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada:

The Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Program provides financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in a Canadian university. The Government of Canada established these prestigious scholarships, to be awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies, to ensure a reliable supply of highly qualified personnel to meet the needs of Canada's knowledge economy. Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholars will help renew faculty at Canadian universities and will be the research leaders of tomorrow. NSERC application deadline each year is mid-September. Contact department for details.

The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) Program provides financial support to high-calibre students who are engaged in master's or doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering. This support allows these students to fully concentrate on their studies and to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. NSERC encourages qualified Aboriginal students who are interested in the program to apply. Students are encouraged to seek funding from NSERC.

Application deadline each year is mid-September. Contact department for details.

Top-Up Funding

Faculty of Engineering Scholarship Dean's Top-up: $5000, awarded by the Dean of Engineering to eligible NSERC funding recipients.

Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowships: The Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowships are awarded to students registered full-time in a graduate degree program who hold eligible major master's-level scholarships. The value of the Fellowship is the equivalent of tuition and fees as determined by the date of admission into a master's program at the University of Alberta. Click here for more information.

President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction:  The President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction is awarded to students registered full-time in a doctoral degree program who won one of the eligible major doctoral-level scholarships listed below in the 2008 competition or later. The President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction is valued at $10,000 (Year 1) and valued at 18 units of fee index plus non-instructional fees for the Fall and Winter terms in subsequent years that the major doctoral award is held. Click here for more information.