Scholarships and Awards

Andrew Stewart Prize

The Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize is endowed by the University of Alberta. The award was named for Andrew Stewart, President of the University from 1950 to 1959, under whose administration the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research was created. Approximately 16 awards are granted each year (the number depends on how much the endowment earns).

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  • Value
    The value for this award is $5,000.
  • Eligibility & Selection Criteria
    • Must be a full-time PhD students
    • There are no restrictions on citizenship
    • Year(s) of Eligibility: Student must have completed at least 24 months (2 years) in their PhD program by April 30, 2019
    • Area of Study: All fields of study are eligible for funding
    • Year(s) of Tenure: A recipient may hold the award only once
    • Selection Criterion: Student must be actively engaged in thesis research at the time of the award offering
    • Selection Criterion: The major selection criterion of this award is research accomplishment while registered in a doctoral program at the University of Alberta
    • Selection Criterion: Selection is secondarily based on academic merit
    • Additional Information: This prize can be held concurrently with any other award, provided that the terms of that award do not disallow it

    Note: If you transferred from a Master’s program to a Doctoral program, the number of months completed during the Master’s program will count towards the Doctoral Program. 
  • Application Procedures

    Students must complete the Andrew Stewart Prize application form and submit supporting documents to their department by their departmental deadline. Please contact the department directly regarding internal departmental deadlines and their submission requirements.

    A complete Andrew Stewart Prize application includes:

    • The Andrew Stewart Prize Application Form
    • One Letter of Reference to Support Application for Graduate Awards Form completed by the applicant’s supervisor
    • A curriculum vitae
    • An unofficial University of Alberta transcript

    Applicants should review all forms and applicable (including presentation standards and deadlines) before proceeding.

    Note:The application form asks you to list one of the Tri-Agency areas: NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR. Please click on and review Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency and pick which area your research falls under, regardless if you hold a Tri-Agency award or not.

  • Nomination Procedures
    Departments may nominate a maximum of 4 students. These students do not need to be ranked.

    For submission instructions, please review the memo.
  • Adjudication Procedures
    The FGSR Graduate Scholarship Committee adjudicates the competition and notifies winners directly.
  • Deadlines
    2019 Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019 for departments to submit their nominations to FGSR.

    For internal departmental deadlines, please contact the department directly.