Werklund Doctoral Scholarship

Supporting research in creating Bold Solutions for a Complex Connected World

Description and Terms of Reference

1. PURPOSE

The Werklund Doctoral Scholarship enables an exceptional new scholar working in the Werklund School of Education to consolidate his/her research training, to develop and initiate original research in creating Bold Solutions for a Complex Connected World and to participate in Werklund School of Education strategic academic initiatives and activities.  Two awards are available for September 2021.

2. QUALIFICATIONS

In order to apply for the 2021-22 competition, candidates must be registered as a full-time student in a doctoral program in Education at the University of Calgary and their dissertation research must be related to the work of the Werklund School of Education vision: To be a world leader in Education research and professional practice

3. CONDITIONS OF AWARD

The Werklund Doctoral Scholar must carry out a program of research related to the ongoing work of the Werklund School of Education and be a resident in the Calgary area for the term of the scholarship. The Scholars’ responsibilities will include publishing in journals, presenting at conferences and symposia, and contributing on a formal and informal basis to the activities of the Werklund School of Education. The successful candidate is expected to participate in sustained interactions in the Werklund School of Education, in the community and in stakeholder environments.

4. STIPEND & ALLOWANCES

The Fellowship is $25,000 for a twelve-month period.

5. DURATION

The award is made for a twelve-month term only. Tenure of the award may commence September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

6. APPLICATION

Application is made to Graduate Programs in Education, Werklund School of Education. Applicants are required to submit:

  1. A one (1) page letter of interest explaining how their doctoral research is relevant to creating Bold Solutions for a Complex Connected World and describes how their scholarly work is Innovative, Interdisciplinary, Inclusive;
  2. A two (2) page description of the research to be undertaken;
  3. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
  4. Two academic references, one of which must be from the doctoral student’s supervisor.

Applications are to be addressed to the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education and emailed to gpe@ucalgary.ca with the subject line 2021 Werklund Doctoral Scholarship Application

Information on the Werklund School of Education and the Werklund Doctoral Scholarship is available from Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education and on the Graduate Programs in Education website. 

The Werklund Doctoral Scholarship will be selected by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education, in consultation with the Graduate Programs in Education (GPE) Awards Committee.  

7. CLOSING DATE

June 4, 2021