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Geoscience Awards and Scholarships

External scholarships

External scholarships primarily come from federal or provincial research funding agencies.

NSERC scholarships and fellowships

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is the primary federal agency investing in university research and training in the field of natural sciences and engineering. It supports students through a number of scholarships and fellowships programs.

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Alberta Conservation Association grants in biodiversity

The Alberta Conservation Association sponsors this program to increase the knowledge of flora and fauna in Alberta. Students who pursue fieldwork as part of their thesis research should consider applying for this award, which helps cover costs of research.

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) provides financial support to Canadian and international students who have achieved exceptional success in their studies and will pursue a doctoral program in a Canadian university. Students must apply to the Canadian university to which they are applying for doctoral studies.

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Mitacs links academia, industry, and the public sector. It offers various programs and workshops. Mitacs-Accelerate connects companies with research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their expertise to business research challenges.

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Operation Wallacea

Runs yearly grant program for doctoral students. It is intended to allow students to visit their sites and conduct research during the summer. The grant will include a flight allowance, accommodation, food, diving if required, use of vehicles and boats, medical and evacuation insurance and basic scientific equipment for the period of the field work.

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Canadian Natural Resources Limited Graduate Scholarship

Sceptre Resources Limited; matching grant provided from the Province of Alberta's Advanced Education Endowment Fund.

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Carolyn Johnson Eccles Graduate Scholarship in Biogeoscience

This scholarship was established in honour of Carolyn Johnson Eccles and supports graduate education in the Biogeosciences.

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Grant Spratt Graduate Scholarship in Geology

Born in 1904, Joseph Grant Spratt received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology from the University of Manitoba. Grant played an important role in integrating the sciences of geology and petroleum engineering into the producing function of the oil industry in Western Canada. This award is intended to support graduate students who share his principles of commitment to community and profession.

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Laurence R. Lines Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Laurence R. Lines established a long and successful career in geophysics that allowed him to bridge the worlds of industry and academia. Larry joined the University of Calgary as a professor in 1997 where he mentored and taught hundreds of students. This scholarship honours Larry and his commitment to graduate education in the field of geoscience.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship

This is an external award. Refer to the donor’s website for the most current information. Subject to change without notice.

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