The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is working towards a policy that mandates a minimum level of funding for full-time PhD students. That policy is not expected to be in place for at least two years. In the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, we will work with supervisors and students to create a funding package that will support students throughout their programs. Funding packages typically include supervisor and faculty funding (research assistantship, teaching assistantship), as well as studentship funding (i.e., through tri-council awards).
At this time, we guarantee some funding for PhD students in Year 1 and 2, and MSc students in Year 1.
Scholarships and Awards:
The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers recruitment awards to highly competitive students (i.e., students who will be competitive for national funding through the tri-council agencies). The call for applications for this award goes out to supervisors on March 15 and August 15 of each year. Contact your supervisor about applying for a Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine recruitment award.
PhD and MSc students are expected to apply, with the help of their supervisors, for studentships or fellowships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), or the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), as well as provincial agencies (Alberta Innovates). In addition, the Graduate Program Committee may nominate eligible, newly admitted doctoral students for FGSR University of Alberta Recruitment Scholarships.
Students and supervisors are encouraged to read the information about these and numerous other awards in the University of Alberta Calendar, on the FGSR website under “Awards and Funding” and in the FGSR Graduate Program Manual.