Funding Opportunities

For Students

University of Alberta and Faculty of Nursing- Internal Funding Opportunities 

Maurice and Edna Minton Endowment Fund for Cancer Nursing Research Student Bursary (Application deadline: May 1, 2019)

Through a generous donation from the late Mr. Maurice C. Minton, the establishment of The Maurice and Edna Marie Minton Endowment Fund for Cancer Nursing Research (Minton Endowment Fund) was made possible. The intent of the endowment is to enhance the quality and quantity of cancer nursing research for the purpose of improving cancer nursing practice and patient care. This can be achieved by increasing the number of nursing research projects directly related to cancer nursing practice through the funding of research projects, feasibility projects or student bursaries.  The Student Bursary is intended to offer motivated students with exceptional academic records the opportunity to study advanced practices in oncology nursing.

The value of the Student Bursary (PhD Nursing or MN student) is a maximum of 1 award of up to $10,000 or 2 awards of up to $5,000.


For more information, please see the guidelines.  Application forms may be complete via Google Forms here.  NOTE: ONCE THIS FORM HAS BEEN SUBMITTED, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EDIT YOUR RESPONSES.  It is recommended that you reference the downloadable Student Bursary Application Completion Guide before completing the final application form.  Contact if you have questions. 

Undergraduate Student Summer Research Award (Application deadline: February 1, 2020)

The Faculty of Nursing offers a summer research program for undergraduate nursing students to provide them with an opportunity to experience the research environment first-hand. Students will be involved in an on-going research project under the supervision of a tenure track faculty member.

The value of the summer studentship award is up to $2500/month, paid as a bursary.  The award supports an engagement in research from May 1 - August 31 of the year of implementation.  The minimum term of support is 2 months; the maximum is 3 months.

The number of awards is dependent on the availability of funds from multiple sources including faculty endowments and the University of Alberta Office of the Provost and VP Academic.

The application form and guidelines will be posted closer to the deadline.  Contact with questions.

External Funding Opportunities

External Summer Studentships

External Graduate Awards