Please access the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for additional funding information.
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships
Offered by the Department of Human Ecology on a competitive basis.
Department deadline to apply: April 30. Application form for Graduate Assistantships
Department of Human Ecology Graduate Student Research Grant
The Department will award graduate students small grants (maximum $500.00 for Master's students and $1000.00 for Doctoral students) for research expenses associated with theses, course-based applied research projects, or for travel expenses in accordance with the Human Ecology Graduate Student Research and Travel Fund Policy. Application form and policy document for Human Ecology Graduate Student Research Grant.
Human Ecology Graduate Awards
The application deadline for the following group of awards (Brewer to Scambler) is April 30. Check with department for Schlosser deadline. Complete and submit the Application for Human Ecology Graduate Awards, check off the award(s) you are qualified to apply for.
Alice E. Brewer Graduate Travel Award
Endowed by the late Randolph George Brewer in memory of his wife, Alice E. Brewer, a graduate of the Faculty of Home Economics.
Awarded annually to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, who is registered in a PhD program in Textiles and Clothing in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, to cover travel expenses associated with the collection of research data or the presentation of a research paper.
Awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement. A student may hold the award only once.
Applicants must submit an estimate of travel expenses, including accommodation, and provide an explanation as to why the funds are needed.
Doris Badir Graduate Research Fellowship in Human Ecology
Awarded to a full-time graduate student in Human Ecology who has outstanding academic potential.
The student must be involved in or planning to conduct research with an emphasis on Human Ecology.
Bereavement Society of Alberta Graduate Award
Awarded annually to a graduate student who is conducting research in the area of bereavement. Part-time students are eligible for this award. Endowed by the Bereavement Society of Alberta, a not-for-profit organization encouraging the development of grief awareness, education and referral resources for individuals and communities.
Helen Desilva Buchanan Memorial Scholarship in Clothing & Textiles
Awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the first year of study in a MSc or MA degree program in Human Ecology and specializing in Clothing & Textiles. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic standing and must have completed an undergraduate degree within the past five years. Preference will be given to students who completed an undergraduate degree at the U of A. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
Edward Chang Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Endowed by the family and friends of the late Edward Chang
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student in a graduate degree program who best demonstrates academic excellence in a field related to Chinese culture. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
Application: There is no application form; the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request one nomination from each eligible department. The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.
Deadline: September 1 for submission of nominations from departments. Check with the department for internal deadline.
Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually on the basis of superior academic achievement to a student in a graduate degree program whose thesis or research is in the area of Chinese Studies to help promote a better understanding of the Chinese people.
Betty Crown Graduate Scholarship in Textile and Apparel Science
Awarded annually to a student registered in a PhD or MSc program in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta whose research pertains to textile and apparel science. The recipient will be selected on the basis of high academic standing (grade point average of 3.5 or greater). Preference will be given to a student specializing in Protective Clothing who has graduated from an undergraduate program in Human Ecology. If there is no appropriate candidate in textile and apparel science, the scholarship will be awarded to a PhD or MSc student in the broader areas of Textiles and Clothing. Part-time students are eligible to hold the award.
Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Fellowship
Awarded annually to a woman student of outstanding academic merit who has graduated from a degree program at the U of A and is continuing in a full-time graduate degree program at the U of A. Preference to first year students.
David and Marion Duggan Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student in Human Ecology whose major field of study and research is consumers studies. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
M. Ruth Elliott Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding student registered in a master's or doctoral degree program whose area of research is in infant mental health (first priority) or infancy and early childhood mental health (second priority). A recipient may hold the scholarship for a second year.
Engberg Graduate Scholarship in International Home Economics
Awarded annually to a student in a graduate degree program in Human Ecology whose research concerns global issues, which affect families. There are no citizenship restrictions. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
Dr. William A. Fuller Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Endowed by family and friends of Dr. William A. Fuller, Professor Emeritus (1959 – 1984)
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in a Master’s or PhD program at the University of Alberta whose research is carried out in any discipline pertaining to Northern studies. The recipient will be selected on the basis of superior academic achievement (equivalent to a grade point average of 3.5 or greater on the University of Alberta grading scale). Preference will be given to a student who is engaged in aboriginal affairs or conservation in the Northwest Territories or the Arctic.
Application: Eligible students should submit a letter of application to their home department by May 1st.
Each eligible department will forward one nomination to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research by June 1st and the Chair, Graduate Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
Students in master’s programs may hold awards during years one or two of the program and students in doctoral programs may hold awards up to and including the fifth year of the program.
Dr. E.W. Gauk-Westfield Award
Awarded annually to a student in a graduate degree program whose major area of research deals with behavioral disorders of children.
IODE War Memorial Scholarships for Doctoral Study
Value: $15,000 in Canada, $15,000 for study overseas; a maximum of five awarded annually.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens and must hold a first degree from a recognized university or degree-granting college in Canada. At the time of applying, applicants must be enrolled in at least the second year of a program at the doctoral level, or equivalent. The appointment is subject to cancellation if the winner does not continue to show high academic and personal qualities. Tenable at any accredited university in Canada or overseas within the Commonwealth. Winners are expected to seek employment in Canada upon completion of their studies.
Application: Information regarding specific application requirements and application forms are available on the IODE website: www.iode.ca.
Deadline: December 1
Dianne Kieren Graduate Award in Human Ecology
Awarded to a doctoral student in Human Ecology who has an excellent academic record, research potential and who has made a significant contribution to his/her profession and community. Preference will be given to a student beginning a doctoral program.
Louise Davies Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student registered in the first or second year of a Master's degree program in Human Ecology whose research focus is in the area of Family Ecology & Practice or Aging. The recipient will be selected on the basis of superior academic achievement (GPA of 3.5 or greater) and must have demonstrated knowledge of systems theory and its application in research and practice related to family well being. Part-time students are eligible for this award. Eligible students should submit a one-page letter of application that includes a description of their use of systems theory in the context of their own research area.
Rudelle Hall Graduate Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student registered full-time in a master's or doctoral program who is studying and researching suicide and suicide prevention, especially in the following areas: The effect of parenting on the potential suicide or suicide, without depending on self-reporting of parents or caregivers; attitudes (historical, religious and secular) in society towards suicide; ways/methods to open the constrictive perceptions of the depressed/suicidal person to enable them to see there are other choices; and critical balanced examination of historical to present day treatments of depressed/suicidal persons. Research in the areas of suicide by terminally ill persons and murder-suicides are not eligible. The recipient's research must not involve animal experimentation or biochemical research, nor should any of the research findings be used to marketing. Recipients may be nominated to hold the award for a second year at the master's level and for an additional four years at the doctoral level. If there is no suitable candidate, no award will be offered. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
Myer Horowitz Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually in the fall on the basis of academic merit to full-time students in graduate degree programs who have received no or limited financial support from the University of Alberta.
Thelma R. Scambler Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in a graduate program related to gerontology or geriatrics.
John and Patricia Schlosser Environment Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student in a graduate degree program whose research, scholarship or creative work is judged to be a most outstanding contribution to our understanding, appreciation or amelioration of our earthly environment. Department deadline to apply: May 1
Jean Isabel Soper Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Science
Awarded annually on the basis of superior academic merit to a student entering a graduate degree program who will be registered full-time in an area of research related to engineering and the physical sciences.
Pansy and George Strange Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding full-time student registered in a graduate degree program.
Preference will be given to a student who holds an undergrad degree from an accredited University in India.
Ivy A Thomson and William A Thomson Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually to three academically outstanding students registered full-time in, or admissible to a,
full-time master's or doctoral program at the U of A. Recipients are expected to carry out full-time research during the tenure of the scholarship
WW and HE Trusdale Graduate Award in Gerontology
Endowed by Beverley Burns in memory of W.W. and H.E. Trusdale
Eligibility: Awarded annually to an outstanding student registered full-time in a graduate degree program and working in the area of Gerontology. Awarded to enable eligible students to attend a conference related to the field of aging.
Application: The application will consist of a completed application form; a brief paragraph outlining the applicant’s goals in attending a gerontology conference; confirmation of acceptance of a paper/poster presentation at a specific conference; one copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae; and one set of official university transcripts. Application forms are available from the Alberta Centre on Aging website, www.ualberta.ca/aging, under Scholarships.