Scholarships and Awards

There are several types of scholarships and awards available to graduate students. The following links provide further details, including specific scholarships and awards available, eligibility requirements, value, and duration.

If you have questions regarding specific entrance awards, further details can be obtained by contacting the Graduate Coordinator at gradadmissions@chem.ualberta.ca.

Provincial and National Scholarships

Scholarship

Deadline

Value

Duration

Eligibility†

NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Early Oct. $50,000/year Up to 3 years Canadian & International

 

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral PGSD/CGSD

Early Oct. PGSD $21,000/year
CGSD $35,000/year
Up to 3 years Canadian
† For eligibility, "Canadian" refers to both Canadian citizens and permanent residents

Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship

Deadline

Value

Duration

Eligibility†

University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship None*

$17,500 master's

$21,000 doctoral

1 year Canadian & International
University of Alberta Graduate Recruitment Scholarship None*

 

Awarded in increments of $5,000, amount varies depending on GPA and qualifications

Varies Canadian & International
Chemistry Recruitment Scholarship None $5,000 1 time award

 

Eligible newly admitted students are automatically considered

Science Graduate Scholarship None $2,000 1 time award

 

Canadian entering with Tri-Council scholarship

Jean Isabel Soper Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Science None ~$9,200 1 time award Canadian & International Female
Dick Peter Graduate Scholarship None ~$1,100 1 time award

 

Graduate of University of Alberta

† For eligibility, "Canadian" refers to both Canadian citizens and permanent residents
* While there is no formal deadline, early application to the graduate program is encouraged as a limited number of these awards are available.


University of Alberta Scholarships

Scholarship

Deadline

Value

Duration

Eligibility†

President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction None $10,000 (year 1) and tuition and fees in subsequent years the Tri-Council scholarships is held Up to 3 years Top up award for Canadian's [with PGSD or CGSD Tri-Council Scholarship]
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Unknown

 

MSc: $26,000/year
PhD: $31,000/year

Top up NSERC holders: $12,000/year

Up to 4 years (combined MSc/PhD) Canadian & International
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship Late Feb.

 

$45,000 per year plus international graduate differential fee

Up to 2 years Canadian & International
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's CGSM Dec. 1 $17,500 1 year Canadian
Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship None

 

Equivalent in value to tuition and fees

1 year Canadian's with Master's CGSM

 

Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize

Late Feb. $5,000 1 time award Canadian & International
Marie Arnold Cancer Research Graduate Scholarship None ~$5,000 1 time award

 

Canadian & International [conducting cancer research]

Ivy A Thomson and William A Thomson Graduate Scholarship None ~$15,000 1 year Canadian & International
FGSR Graduate Travel Awards None

 

Up to a maximum of $1,500

1 time award Canadian & International

 

Valerie Jagoldas Graduate Scholarship in Science

None ~$1,000 1 time award Canadian & International
GSA Academic Travel Grants Ongoing MSc: up to $500
PhD: up to $1,000
1 time award Canadian & International

 

BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship

None $20,000 1 year Canadian & International

 

John and Patricia Schlosser Environment Scholarship

None ~$10,000 1 time award Canadian & International

 

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc Graduate Scholarship

None ~$2,400 1 time award Canadian & International

† For eligibility, "Canadian" refers to both Canadian citizens and permanent residents

Note: There are a variety of others scholarships and awards for which qualifying students may be eligible. Please consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website for further details.


Department Scholarships

Scholarship

Deadline

Value

Duration

Eligibility†

Gilead Alberta Graduate Award of Excellence in Organic Chemistry none $2,500 1 time award Canadian & International
Dr. Jean Cooley Graduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
Oct. 1

 

$1,250 Entering

$2,500 Continuing

Entering: first year student only
Continuing: Up to 3 years
Canadian
Chemistry Alumni International Graduate Scholarship Oct. 1 $3,500 1 time award International

 

Margaret Thompson Memorial Prize1

none Book prize 1 time award Canadian & International

 

Dr. R. Norman and Magda Kemeny Jones Travel Award2

Early June $1,500 1 time award Canadian & International
Harry Emmet Gunning Postgraduate Scholarship in Physical Chemistry3 none $2,500 up to two years Canadian & International

 

Professor Osman James Walker Memorial Scholarship

none $3,900 1 time award Canadian & International

 

Robert Swindlehurst Graduate Book Prize in Chemistry

none Book prize 1 time award Canadian & International

 

William B McCormack Writing Prize in Chemistry

none $1,200 1 time award Canadian & International
Chemistry 502 Award4 none $300 1 time award Canadian & International

 

Walter and Phyllis Harris Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry

none $8,800 1 time award Canadian & International
Marshall Syska Chemistry Graduate Scholarship none Equivalent in value to 1 term of full-time Teaching Assistantship 1 term Canadian & International, PhD students only

† For eligibility, "Canadian" refers to both Canadian citizens and permanent residents

1. Book prize awarded annually to the graduate student(s) with the highest class average on completion of the first year of graduate studies. There is no application form, students are considered automatically by the Department of Chemistry.

2. To support travel to attend a conference in any area of spectroscopy. Preference may be given to a student attending a FACCS or Pittsburgh conference. The award is primarily intended for graduate students or advanced undergraduate student in physical or theoretical chemistry.

3. To be offered to outstanding student who enters Ph.D. graduate studies program in Physical Chemistry.

4. One prize awarded per research area (Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Organic, Physical) for best Chemistry 502 presentation .


Past Graduate Student Award Winners