Department of Oncology

Scholarships and Fees

Cancer Sciences

The recommended minimum stipend for Cancer Sciences grad students is $25,000 per annum. This may be made up of a combination of scholarships and/or supervisor research grant funding. For students who have a major award ($13,000 or greater), the recommended funding level is $27,000 per annum.

Medical Physics

Prospective students and current students are advised to apply for entrance scholarships or other scholarships that become available through the University of Alberta or external funding agencies.  Some funding support may be available through QA training positions and some supervisors hold grants, but is not guaranteed or expected.


Oncology grad students may be eligible for a variety of scholarships including:

Recruitment Scholarships

Alberta Cancer Foundation/Antoine Noujaim Entrance Award 
$25,000 for one year. Given to outstanding international and domestic graduate students beginning their program in Oncology (nomination by department).

Cathy and Harold Roozen Entrance Scholarship
$20,000/year for two years, plus a $1500 research allowance and tuition award. Awarded on the basis of academic merit, this award recognizes the top international or Canadian graduate student beginning a new program in Oncology (nomination by department).


Master’s Recruitment Scholarships (nomination by department)


Scholarships for Continuing Grad Students

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship: minimum award of $11,000 maximum award of $15,000 


Travel Awards

B & G Heidecker Travel Award (Master’s and PhD students, in any division)

The Brian & Gail Heidecker Oncology Graduate Student Travel Endowment provides two awards of up to $500 each year to assist graduate students in the Department of Oncology to travel to, and be active participants in, symposia and conferences related to their field of cancer research.


Applicants may be master’s or doctoral level students registered in the Department of Oncology, and must be presenting at the event for which funding is requested.


This award is tenable only once during a student’s program.  In each academic year (i.e. September 1 - August 31), two awards will be available.

B & G Heidecker Travel Award Application


For more information please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website.