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B.11 Awards in the Faculty of Graduate Studies

The Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Committee awards the scholarships and bursaries listed here.

Details of all awards administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies can be found on the graduate awards website and in the searchable graduate award database at http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated potential for advanced study and research. Normally, master's students in the first two years of program and doctoral students in the first four years of program are eligible to hold scholarships. If, in the opinion of the Graduate Scholarship Committee, a suitable candidate cannot be found, it reserves the right not to award any one or any number of scholarships in any year. Unless otherwise stated, awards are for one year only. The value and terms of the awards are subject to change without notice.

For off-campus tenure of awards, written requests, endorsed by the supervisor and graduate program director, for off-campus tenure of awards should be submitted to the dean of Graduate Studies.

Notification of award is sent electronically to successful candidates as soon as possible after the adjudication. All award winners are asked to accept or decline the offer through the Student Centre as soon as possible and no later than the deadline stated in the notification of award. All award payments begin in September unless otherwise stated in the terms of reference.

Should it become known that a student is unqualified for any reason, the university reserves the right to terminate the award(s) and funds already paid out must be returned.

The following payment schedule applies to all awards in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, unless the terms of reference of the award specify otherwise.

Amount of Award Payment
Up to $2,500 One lump sum payment
$2,501 to $6,000 Paid in equal monthly installments over four months
$6,001 to $10,000 Paid in equal monthly installments over eight months
Awards over $10,000 Paid in equal monthly installments over twelve months

If a student has a successful final oral examination during the tenure of a scholarship, the award will be terminated at the end of the month in which the thesis is submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, unless otherwise specified in the terms of reference of the award, or at the date of the termination of the award, whichever comes first.

No student can receive a total of more than the minimum Tri-Council scholarship value (currently $17,500 for master’s and $20,000 for doctoral) from awards made in the Graduate Award Competition and Program Recommended Awards.

A student holding external awards with a total value equal to or greater than the minimum Tri-Council scholarship is not eligible for funding from the Graduate Award Competition and Program Recommended Awards.

A student who is awarded both a University of Calgary scholarship (or combination of awards) and an external award equal to or greater than the amount stated above must take up the external award at the earliest possible date and decline the University of Calgary scholarship(s) effective on that same date. In such a case, a student may include the offer of the forfeited award on a curriculum vitae.

Travel awards and funds awarded by programs from their Graduate Student Support allocation are not subject to this limit. Program recommended awards in a program with an approved fee differential are not subject to the limits described above and may be combined for an individual student, up to the minimum Tri-Council amount plus the difference between the tuition charged and regular base tuition.

Before accepting other forms of awards or remuneration, especially those involving service, students must check with the Graduate Scholarship Office, to ensure that acceptance of the award does not affect the holder's full-time registration status.

Students holding multiple year funding must submit a Scholarship Progress Report to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office not later than the end of the eleventh month of the registration year.

Adjudication Process Method of Application
Recruitment Scholarships Online application: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards. Supporting documents sent to the graduate program in which the student will be registered. Contact the Graduate Program Administrator for more information.
Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarships

Online application: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards. Supporting documents sent to the graduate program in which the student will be registered. Contact the Graduate Program Administrator for more information.

Open Doctoral Scholarship Online application: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards. Supporting documents sent to the graduate program in which the student will be registered. Contact the Graduate Program Administrator for more information.
Recommended by Program Variable, check the terms of reference http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards with the Graduate Program Administrator for details.
Special Awards Online application: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards. Supporting documents sent to the graduate program in which the student will be registered. Contact the Graduate Program Administrator for more information.
Bursary Online application: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards. Supporting documents sent to the graduate program in which the student will be registered. Contact the Graduate Program Administrator for more information. NOTE: Applicants must show financial need commensurate with the value of the award.

Full terms of reference for each award are available through the Graduate Award Database, found at http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards.

Graduate Scholarship Office
University of Calgary
MacKimmie Tower, Room 213
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

Important note: Scholarship payments cannot be made if the student has not registered for the upcoming academic year. Students who have been awarded scholarships and other awards should register as soon as possible to ensure timely payment.