News from the Associate Chair Graduate Studies
INDUSTRIAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
This award matches the interest of a faculty member, the needs of an industrial sponsor and the skills of the student. Two awards are available. The NSERC IPS1 is for 1st and 2nd years, or 2nd and 3rd years, of postgraduate study. The NSERC IPS2 is for 3rd and 4th years, or 4th and 5th years, of postgraduate study. For full-time students, NSERC pays $15,000 per year for up to three years plus a minimum contribution from the sponsoring organization of $6,000 per year. There is no deadline for this award. For details on eligibility and application procedures, please visit http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/IPS-BESII_eng.asp
CIHR - Doctoral Research Award: 2010-2011
Value: CGS Doctoral Award: $35,000 for up to 3 years, Doctoral Research Award: $22,000 for up to 3 years Eligibility: Open to students entering into a full-time PhD graduate program in a health related field, or already enrolled. At the time of application:
candidates holding a Master's degree (or who have completed 12 months or more in a Master's degree program prior to transferring to a PhD degree) cannot have been registered for more than 22 months as a full-time student in a PhD program; OR
candidates who have completed less than 12 months in a Master's degree program prior to transferring to a PhD program cannot have been registered for more than 30 months as a full-time student in a PhD program; OR
candidates who have transferred directly from a Bachelor's degree to a PhD program (with no time in a Master's program) cannot have been registered for more than 34 months as a full-time student in a PhD program.
Agency deadline directly to CIHR: October 15, 2010
For more information, please visit the following website:
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarship and Research Grant
The University of Alberta and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have a memorandum of understanding in the form of a visiting graduate student exchange program. Graduate students who are considering an opportunity to conduct research or study in Germany should visit the DAAD website at http://www.daad.org/ for additional information and an application form. Complete applications must be submitted to Dan Fredrick, Manager, Sponsored Student Program, University of Alberta International, International Centre, 172 HUB International, one month prior to the DAAD deadline (Nov. 15, 2010). Please apply at least five months before your projected research stay in Germany and not much more than a year ahead.
Study Scholarship: October 15, 2010 for applicants (outside the fields of music, visual arts and performing arts) who wish to study during the upcoming German academic year (Oct 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012) Research Grant: October 15, 2010 (10-month and short-term grants), April 15, 2011 (short-term grants)
Azrieli Fellows Program
The Azrieli Fellows Program promotes excellence in research and graduate studies at accredited institutions of higher learning in Israel. This prestigious and competitive program, established in 2007, provides financial support to the best and brightest scholars from Israel and around the world. These scholars use their training to become leaders in their respective fields and raise Israel's profile internationally, maintaining strong academic and professional links between Israel and the rest of the world.
Value: $35,000 a year Eligibility: The Azrieli Fellows Program is currently open to scholars at the postdoctoral level who are Canadian citizens or who have completed their doctorates at Canadian universities. Scholars may undertake postdoctoral research in any field of study. More than 50% of the Fellow's field work must be conducted in Israel. Apply directly to the Azrieli Foundation: http://www.azrielifoundation.org/fellows/international.asp?pid=110 by October 22, 2010.
Interfaculty Graduate Studentships
VALUE: $20,000 plus tuition and associated fees per annum for 24 months, beginning in January, 2011. Differential fees for international students are not included. Awards are eligible for renewal for up to 24 additional months. Eligibility: The objective of this one-time offer is to encourage interdisciplinary research training and to support collaborative research activities among the FoMD and its partners at the University of Alberta. Graduate students will be officially registered in graduate programs either within the FoMD or in the participating faculty (one Science studentship available), depending on the location of the major supervisor. Administration of the students graduate studies will occur in the department/faculty in which the student is registered. Applicants must be co-supervised by one faculty member from the FoMD and one faculty member from the participating faculty. Preference will be given to new or emerging collaborative projects between co-supervisors. Deadline is October 29, 2010. For more details, visit http://www.med.ualberta.ca/Home/Research/Awards/InterfacultyGraduateStudentships.cfm
CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (CFUW)
Fellowships and Awards 2011-2012
Deadline is November 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.cfuw.org and http://www.cfuw.org/fellowships-and-awards/guidelines.aspx
Just a reminder that travel support funds are available to graduate students:
Biological Sciences Travel Subsidy
Biological Sciences Travel Support for Graduate Students. Value: $300
The Department provides a conference travel subsidy to full-time students who are presenting a paper or poster. Available once during program. For application see the website:
Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research Travel Support: Mary Louise Imrie, Gordin J. Kaplan or Profiling Alberta's Graduate Student Awards
The awards are offered at a maximum value of $1,300 for master's students and to a maximum value of $1,500 for doctoral students depending on the travel destination and the estimate of eligible expenses. Funds for the Imrie and Kaplan awards are provided from endowments and funds for the Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students Awards are provided by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology on an annual basis.
The trip should be a highlight of the student's research program and will involve attendance at a major national or international research gathering where the student must be actively participating by presenting a paper or poster session, exhibiting work, or participating in a panel discussion.
Travel awards are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The FGSR will offer as many travel awards as the endowments and the annual funding will support.
If all available funds have been spent prior to the end of the fiscal year, no additional applications will be accepted. Eligible students may receive a maximum of one travel award during a graduate program. Consult the application form (see below) for complete eligibility requirements: http://www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca/awardsfunding/scholarships/travel/index.htm