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External Awards

Many awards are funded through external agencies. Some of these awards require application through the student’s home university, while others require application directly to the external agency.
External awards administered through the University of Calgary
Fulbright Canada
Mackenzie King Scholarships
Mitacs
Schmeelk Canada Fellowship – Ken Taylor Fellowship for Francophones
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
Delta Kappa Gamma International, Calgary World Fellowship
Fulbright Canada
Fulbright Canada offers a wide range of awards for academic exchange. Academic exchanges expose students to new ideas and new perspectives, encourage networking, and highlight a different culture.
Traditional Fulbright student awards are all-discipline awards that can be taken up at any college, university, think tank, or government agency in the United States.
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program is for Canadian Francophone students and teachers, aged 21 to 29, who want to teach and study in the United States.
For terms of reference and application, click here .
Mackenzie King Scholarships
The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship supports graduate study in any discipline.
The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship supports graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in areas of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics).
Value $9,000 Open Scholarship (subject to change)
$11,000 Travelling Scholarship (subject to change)
Eligibility Open Scholarship –University of Calgary will only consider applicants with a GPA of 4.0 (or equivalent) in the last two years of full time study.

Travelling Scholarship – University of Calgary will only consider applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (or equivalent) in the last two years of full time study.

For full eligibility requirements, refer to Mackenzie King Scholarships.

Application Mackenzie King Application Form
Deadline February 1 (if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the first business day following the deadline) before 4.30pm to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office, MacKimmie Tower, MT 213
Questions Contact gsaward@ucalgary.ca
Mitacs
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, it builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
Mitacs offers two types of awards; they are both administered by the University of Calgary.
Mitacs-Accelerate
Through Mitacs-Accelerate, graduate students apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Armed with the very latest tools, techniques, and innovations, the intern brings a new perspective to the problem faced by the industry partner. There are no deadlines, applications are accepted at any time and Mitacs-Accelerate is not a competition.
Submit your complete application, along with the signed Research Funding Application Approvals form, to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office, MT 213.
For terms of reference and application information, click here .
Mitacs Globalink
Take your research abroad with Mitacs Globalink. Globalink offers travel funding between Canada and several international partners.
Mitacs is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2016, at 5 p.m. PST.

Projects last 12–24 weeks and are open to graduate students in all disciplines. Select destinations are also open to senior undergraduates. Funding varies by destination.

Students in Canada can do research in:

  • Brazil
  • Mainland China
  • France
    • At French universities or Inria Research Centres
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Tunisia

Graduate students can also apply to the Mitacs-JSPS Internship, which supports travel to Japan for a 10-week research project in Summer 2017.

For terms of reference and application information, click here .
Schmeelk Canada Fellowship – Ken Taylor Fellowship
The Ken Taylor Fellowship is offered at the University of Calgary to francophone Canadians who wish to broaden their geographic and cultural horizons. The fellowship is available to students holding a bachelor’s degree who desire to pursue graduate studies in Canada’s other official language. Preference will be given to students undertaking graduate studies in International Relations, Political Science, History, Business, or Public Policy and Strategic Studies.
Value $10,000 per term, renewable for a maximum of $40,000. Travel Grant of up to $1,500.
Eligibility See: Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Application For application see The Application Process
Deadline April 1 (if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the first business day following the deadline) before 4:30 pm to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office, MacKimmie Tower, MT 213

Applications should be in hard copy, with all references and transcripts in signed sealed envelopes.

Questions Contact gsaward@ucalgary.ca
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
The Trudeau Scholarship supports outstanding doctoral students working in one or more of the following areas: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.
Value $40,000 and annual travel allowance of $20,000, for up to four years. 
Eligibility The award is targeted to a very few outstanding students, and the past years’ competitions indicate that a record of good scholarship alone is not enough to win an award.

For full eligibility criteria and guidelines, refer to Trudeau Foundation.

Application

Eligible applicants must first submit a Preliminary Assessment Form  (PAF) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office.

If your preliminary assessment is successful, you will be invited to submit the online application. Uninvited applications will not be considered.

The deadline for PAF submission is August 24

Transcripts Please contact your Graduate Program Administrator to request high quality electronic copies of your transcripts. Provide the following in your request:
  • Your full name
  • University of Calgary student ID number
  • List of all transcripts from every post-secondary institution you have attended. (Ensure the University has your most recent and complete transcripts.)

Ask that the transcripts be emailed to you so that they may be uploaded to the application without printing.

Deadline November 1 (if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the first business day following the deadline) before 12 am midnight through the Trudeau Foundation portal.
Questions Contact gsaward@ucalgary.ca
Delta Kappa Gamma International, Calgary World Fellowship
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators. DKG promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. The World Fellowship Fund was established to provide opportunities for women from foreign countries to pursue graduate studies in Canada and the United States.
Value $4,000 US
Eligibility Open to female, international students registered at the University of Calgary (may not be a landed immigrant, United States citizen, Canadian citizen, or member of Delta Kappa Gamma)

For full eligibility criteria and guidelines, refer to the Delta Kappa Gamma International, Calgary World Fellowship Application

Application Details are specified within the Application
Deadline

Thursday, December 15, 2016 to:

Dr. Adirana Bejko
3315 24th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2M 3Z8
Canada

Workshop Thursday, September 29 | 3-4 | FGS MLT 215
Questions Contact adriana.bejko@cssd.ab.ca