Women's and Gender Studies

Financial Assistance

The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies is able to offer limited and competitive funding to selected full-time GSJ students in the form of Graduate Assistanceship (Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant). Because GAs are not guaranteed, applicants are strongly urged to seek outside funding.


Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services Graduate Awards

Ronald Gordon Rowswell Graduate Award

  • Application Process

    Download and complete the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services Application Form.

  • Conditions

    The Ronald Gordon Rowswell Graduate Award is awarded to a full-time or part-time student with satisfactory academic standing registered in a graduate degree program at the University of Alberta. Selection is based on the significance of their program of studies and/or research to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, or queer (LGBTQ) communities. This award is tenable only once in a graduate student’s career.

  • Donor

    Ronald Gordon Rowswell-O’Connor Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation.

  • Value

    $4000.00

    two available


Stephen and Lynn Mandel Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Process

    Download and complete the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services Application Form.

  • Conditions

    The Stephen and Lynn Mandel Graduate Scholarship in Sexual and Gender Minority Studies is the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, or queer (LGBTQ) specific graduate scholarship to be offered in the history of the University of Alberta. 

    This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student at the University of Alberta with superior academic achievement (3.5 or higher GPA) and quality research focused on sexual and gender minority studies and their application in advocating for sexual and gender minorities in educational and community contexts. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic standing and their research and advocacy/outreach profile.

    Preference will be given to graduate students in the Faculty of Education. Students from outside the University of Alberta are not eligible for this award.

  • Donor

    Edmonton Community Foundation works with donors and the community to transform individual dreams of helping others into reality, now & forever, through permanent endowment funds.

  • Value

    $1000.00

    one available


For further information about awards, scholarships, & financial assistance, see the links below.  Canadian applicants are especially encouraged to apply for the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Competition, featured at the top of the list.