75th Anniversary Graduate Student Award

Awards valued at $7,000 will be offered for a period of one year, from January 1 to December 31. Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic record and research achievements. Successful applicants will be announced in mid-December.


  • Students registered in a full-time MSc or PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 from the past two years (see application form for detailed instructions on appropriate calculation).
  • Recipients of this award may not concurrently hold (i) any other major stipend award ($13,000 or greater), or (ii) other funding from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (e.g., Motyl Graduate Studentship, Medical Sciences Graduate Program Scholarship, etc.).
  • Recipients of 75th Anniversary Awards are expected to apply for other sources of stipend support for current and subsequent years of study.
  • Former recipients of a 75th Anniversary Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Graduate Student Award are not eligible to apply.
  • If the recipient accepts another major award ($13,000 or greater) from any source, or other funding from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, the 75th award must be surrendered, and the Office of Research in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is to be notified by the student and/or supervisor.
  • MSc applicants are eligible to hold this award during the first three years of their program i.e., the latest an MSc student can apply for this award is in their second year so that they can be funded in their third.
  • PhD applicants are eligible to hold this award during the first five years of their program i.e., the latest a PhD student can apply for this award is in their fourth year so that they can be funded in their fifth.


  • MD/PhD students registered full-time (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms) in their graduate portion of the program are eligible to apply for the awards.
  • MD/PhD students must continue to hold full-time graduate registration in their graduate portion during the term of payment of the award.
  • The Office of Research must be informed if the student no longer holds full-time graduate registration in their graduate portion so that award payments can be terminated.
  • MD/PhD students will need to submit a "Confirmation of Eligibility" form signed by the Director of the MD/PhD program. 

Submission Process

Deadline: Complete applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. of Monday, September 25, 2023.

Applicants must submit their complete application electronically as ONE PDF FILE to fmdgrd@ualberta.ca. A complete application includes:

  • A completed current application form with all of the required signatures. Please do not use previous application forms as they are updated on a regular basis.
  • All non-University of Alberta postsecondary transcripts. Transcripts do not need to be official, but must be complete and current. If transcripts are not in English or French, applicants must submit a translated version. 
  • Current U of A transcripts, even if there are no grades. 
  • Weighted Average Calculator (WAC) document. This is prepared by departmental Graduate Administrators based on the following guidelines: i) If the applicant is less than one year into their program, the WAC document that is required is the applicant's admission WAC. ii) if the applicant is between one and two years into their program, the Graduate Administrator will prepare a WAC document that averages the applicant's admission GPA and their current GPA in the graduate program. iii) if the applicant is over two years into their program, a WAC document is not required. In its place, applicants must submit a Campus Solutions printout, selecting the two most recent years in which courses were taken.
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from the supervisor, emailed directly to fmdgrd@ualberta.ca. The student should not be copied on this email. 

NOTE: Extraneous materials such as: curriculum vitae, reprints, special academic standing certificates, professional licensure certificates, or other documentation are not required and will not be accepted.

Application Form

The same application form is used to apply for the 75th Anniversary Award, the FoMD Graduate Student Recruitment Studentship, the Dean's Doctoral Award, and the Violet Kilburn and Lawson endowed studentships. Submit the form ONCE and indicate on the application form all of the competitions you are applying to. Please ensure your eligibility for each of the competitions you check off on the form.

Application Form

Award Adjudication

Applications are considered by an awards evaluation committee, chaired by the Associate Dean Research, Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

If you require further information, please contact:

Graduate Program Advisor
Office of Research
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
2-13 Heritage Medical Research Centre
Tel: 780-492-9721
Email: fmdgrd@ualberta.ca

Award Results

75th Anniversary Graduate Award Results (2023-2024)

The results of the 2023-24 competition of the 75th Anniversary Graduate Awards were announced on December 20, 2023.

There were 28 successful applications from a total of 126 applications received, a 22% success rate.12 recipients of the 75th Anniversary scholarship also received the Delnor award. 

The recipients of the 2023-24 75th Anniversary Graduate Awards were:



Amoah, Desmond

LaPointe, Paul

Applin, Nicole

Clugston, Robin

Bihari, Allison  (Delnor)

Kroeker, Karen/ Wine, Eytan

Chau, Jenny Khac Ngoc Minh

Li, Xing-Fang

Cruz, Karla Christina

Stuart, David

Eklund, Mckenna  (Delnor)

Foley, Edan

Essuman, Grace  (Delnor)

Cordat, Emmanuelle

Johnson, Janyne  (Delnor)

Light, Peter

Kennedy, Alexandra

LaPointe, Paul

Leckie, Jamie

Yokota, Toshifumi

Lerner, Eli Paul

Perry, Troy/ Wine, Eytan

Li, Serena  (Delnor)

Leslie, Elaine M

Mohammed, Lanah

Plemel, Jason

Sedlock, Christopher  (Delnor)

Sharp, Jonathan

Semeniuk, Mitchell

Godbout, Roseline

Sokhi, Sargun

Chan, Gordon

Souter, Katherine

Plemel, Jason

Stojic, Aleksandra  (Delnor)

Marchant, David

Tan, Rebecca  (Delnor)

Todd, Alexander

Thraya, Amena

Chan, Allen/ Winship, Ian

Tian, Julie  (Delnor)

Cao, Bo

Todoran, Raluca

Jickling, Glen

Wagner, Mitchell  (Declined)

Freed, Darren

Wahd, Assefa Seyoum (Delnor)

Rakkunedeth Hareendranathan, Abhliash      

Wickenberg, Madison

La Pointe, Paul

Wiedemeyer, Alyssa  (Delnor)

Bourque, Stephane

Wu, Sharon Xiyuan  (Delnor)

Chan, Gordon

Yadav, Anjali

Altabtbaei, Khaled


The honorary winners of the 2023-24 75th Anniversary Graduate Awards were:



Beghin, Justine

Meier-Stephenson, Vanessa /
Tyrrell, David Lorne

Cai, Nguyen

Hughes, Sarah

Duan, Wendy

Riddell, Meghan

Gill, Govind

Zhang, Dawei

Latif, Asna

Bhavsar, Amit

Rafieetabrizi, Ata

Quémerais, Bernadette / Wishart, David

Wagner, Mitchell

Freed, Darren

Wang, Henry

Julien, Olivier