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.
  • MD/PhD students are not eligible to apply for this award.
  • 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.

Submission Process

Deadline: Complete applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. of Monday, September 26, 2022.

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 (2022-2023)

The results of the 2022-23 competition of the 75th Anniversary Graduate Awards were announced on December 8th, 2022.

There were 26 successful applications from a total of 133 applications received, a 19% success rate. 9 recipients of the 75th Anniversary scholarship also received the Delnor award. 

The recipients of the 2022/23 75th Anniversary Graduate Awards were:



Al Rimon, Razoan (Delnor)

Kassiri, Zamaneh

Arefadib, Amin

Mushahwar, Vivian

Armbruster, Marie

Paul, Forsythe

Babawale, Odunola

Yun, Jihyun

Bathini, Lavanya

Bello, Aminu

Bueno, Eduardo

Foley, Edan (Withdrew from program)

Chen, Sizhu

Lemieux, M Joanne

Desnoyers, Emilie

Cao, Bo

Elamy, Halim

Jeerakathil, Thomas

Fernandes, Jason

Power, Christopher

Granoski, Madison

Marchant, David

Hari, Krishnapriya (Delnor)

Bennett, David

Lee, Stephen

Evans, David

Lee, Nathaneal

Ioannou, Maria; Winship, Ian

Mashayekhi, Fatemeh (Delnor)

Weinfield, Michael; Ismail, Ismail

Mohammadzadeh, Nazanin (Delnor)

Power, Christopher

Nickols, Julia

Taylor, Anna

Pirayeshfard, Leila (Delnor)

Gop, Ing Swie

Rehman, Saif

Wozniak, Richard

Rubio Atonal, Luis Fernando (Delnor)

Ioannou, Maria

Santos, Joy Ramielle

Marcet-Palacios, Marcelo

Sharkova, Maria (Delnor)

Hocking, Jennifer

Suarez, Ricardo (Delnor)

Wine, Eytan; Greiner, Russell

Taal, Dirk

Shmulevitz, Maya

Tejay, Saymon

Sutendra, Gopinath

Zhang, Eric (Delnor)

Eitzen, Gary 


The honorary winners of the 2022/23 75th Anniversary Graduate Awards were:



Black, Mazzen R

Glover, Mark

Cucarian, Jaison

Karim, Fouad

Kumblathan, Teresa

Li, Xing-Fang

Lin, Qi Feng

Shmulevitz, Maya

Tran, Kim

Schmolzer, Georg

White, Abigail

Zheng, Bin

William, Nishaka

Acker, Jason

Xu, Wendy

Olson, David