Endowed Studentships

Several graduate studentships are made possible by the generosity of donors. Those listed below are administered by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. We are truly grateful to these donors, whose legacies further the training of future researchers in our faculty.

Violet Kilburn Award

Endowed by the Violet Winona Kilburn Trust Fund.

One award, valued at $10,000, will be granted to a full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry 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.

Eligibility

  • Students registered in a full-time 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 3.5 from the past two years (see application form for detailed instructions on appropriate calculation). All non U of A transcripts must include a Weighted Average Calculator Form to be completed by the applicant’s department.
  • 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. 75th Anniversary Award, Motyl Graduate Studentship, Medical Sciences Graduate Program Scholarships).
  • Former recipients of the Violet Kilburn 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 Violet Kilburn 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. 

Application Procedure

Students should apply through the 75th Anniversary competition, using the form and deadline listed there. Applications will be judged on the same general criteria and will be adjudicated by the same committee, but please note that eligibility is limited to PhD students only.

Please note: If you have already received a 75th Anniversary award in the past, you may apply for a Violet Kilburn, but you would not be considered for another 75th Anniversary award.

Lawson Award

Funded by an Estate gift from Mr. David Lawson

Two awards, valued at $10,000 each, will be granted - one for a full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry whose thesis research is Clinical (i.e. pillars II, III and IV), and one for a full-time PhD student registered in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, who is undertaking Basic (pillar I) research. The duration of the award is 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.

Eligibility

  • Students registered in a full-time 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). All non U of A transcripts must include a Weighted Average Calculator Form, to be completed by the applicant’s department.
  • Preference will be given to a student whose supervisor will provide an additional $10,000 or more in support for the student.
  • 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., 75th Anniversary Award, Motyl Graduate Studentship, Medical Sciences Graduate Program Scholarship).
  • Former recipients of the David Lawson 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 David Lawson 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.

Application Procedure

Students should apply through the 75th Anniversary competition, using the form and deadline listed there. Applications will be judged on the same general criteria and will be adjudicated by the same committee, but please note that eligibility is limited to PhD students only.

Please note: If you have already received a 75th Anniversary award in the past, you may apply for a Lawson award, but you would not be considered for another 75th Anniversary award.

Delnor Award

Funded by the Delnor Construction Ltd. Endowment for Medical Research

One award of $1000 will be awarded annually to a PhD student registered in a full-time thesis-based program in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. This award will be added as a special merit award for an outstanding applicant in the 75th Anniversary competition.

Doctoral students applying to the 75th Anniversary competition will be automatically considered. The top-ranked PhD student receiving a 75th Anniversary award will receive the Delnor scholarship as well.


For details on any department-administered endowed studentships, please contact that department directly.
For any questions on FoMD-administered awards such as the ones listed above, please contact fmdgrd@ualberta.ca.

If you are interested in donating to support research trainees in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, you can find more information here.


Awards Results

Vilet Kilburn Award

The result of the 2021-22 competition of the Violet Kilburn Award was announced on December 15, 2021.

The winner was selected from a total of 50 applications that were received.

The recipient of the 2021-22 Violet Kilburn Award is:

Student Supervisor
Gomez-Cardona, Erik Julien, Olivier; Fahlman, Richard

 

2020-21 Recipients

2019-20 Recipients

David Lawson Award

The result of the 2021-22 competition of the David Lawson Award was announced on December 15, 2021.

The winner was selected from a total of 51 applications that were received.

The recipient of the 2021-22 David Lawson Award is:

Student Supervisor
Kilic, Tolga Kassiri, Zamaneh

 

2020-21 Recipients

2019-20 Recipients

Delnor Award

The results of the Delnor Award are posted on the 75th Anniversary Award webpage.