If you are awarded an award, scholarship, or a prize, you will be notified via an official email or mailed letter of notification from either the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) or an external agency.
Your offer letter will specify the date and with whom you are required to accept your award. It will also inform you what documentation is required from you to process your acceptance and activate your award.
All recipients of FGSR-administered awards are required to read the Scholarship and Award Manual carefully as it will answer many frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) you might have about your award. If you choose to accept the award, you must adhere to the terms and conditions as identified in the document. Follow the below steps to manage your award, and contact FGSR Award Services at email@example.com if you require further clarification.
If you were offered a multi-year award, please refer to the specifics in your offer letter and the Award Winners Handbook. Generally, for these renewable FGSR-administered awards, you must complete a Graduate Award Renewal form or a Progress Report (for Tri-Council Scholarships) 6 weeks before the expiration of your award tenure to ensure there is no disruption in the payment of the award.
To be eligible for renewal of a graduate award, a First Class academic standing (3.5/4.0 GPA) must be maintained, unless the terms of reference of the award state otherwise.
Renewable scholarships/awards include:
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Graduate Student Scholarships
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS)
NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (NSERC CGS-D)
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS-D)
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
*CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CIHR CGS-D)
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
Certain Department-Specific Awards
*Note that FGSR does not administer CIHR Doctoral payments; however, students are to submit a Graduate Award Renewal form to be eligible for the President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction in each eligible year of the CIHR.