Dr Jane Silvius Graduate Scholarship in Child Development

Nominations are due in the Spring/Summer term


  • Department of Psychology
  • Nominee must be entering or continuing in a doctoral program
  • Nominee must be conducting research on the social, cognitive, or biological factors that affect or interfere with normal child development
  • Nominee must be an outstanding student
  • Nominees who hold a full-time assistant ship or major scholarship (valued at $13,000 or more), are not eligible to hold this award
  • Applicants may apply in open competition for subsequent awards and may hold the award for up to four years
  • This award is payable in September
  • Open to Canadian citizens.
  • Open to permanent residents.
  • Open to foreign nationals holding Canadian study permits.
  • Open to applicants in doctoral programs.
  • Open to applicants in thesis-based study programs.

How to apply

By nomination only. Students should contact their department for details on their application process. Nominations are submitted to FGSR by the Department (or Faculty). The Graduate Scholarship Committee makes the final decision.

Additional Information

Deadlines on this page are approximations. Departments may have their own internal deadlines for adjudicating awards before submitting to FGSR. Please contact your department directly about deadlines.

The value and number of awards and scholarships are determined yearly and may increase or decrease. Departments can confirm the current value of open awards and FGSR deadlines through GSMS.

Award Details


Endowed by The Alberta Child Development Foundation

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Award Category

Department Specific