Werklund Doctoral Scholarship

Supporting research in creating Bold Solutions for a Complex Connected World

Description and Terms of Reference


The Werklund Doctoral Scholarship enables an exceptional new scholar working in the Werklund School of Education to consolidate their research training, to develop and initiate original research, and to participate in Werklund School of Education strategic academic initiatives and activities. 


To apply for the 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.


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.


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


The award is made for a twelve-month term only. Tenure of the award commences on the students’ program start date (normally September of each year).


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 Werklund’s vision1 and describes how their scholarly work is innovative and interdisciplinary.
  2. A two (2) page description of the research to be undertaken (note: this does not include the reference page);
  3. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
  4. Two academic references, one of which must be from the doctoral student’s supervisor. References submitted for GAC or current GPE doctoral application may be used.  If you’re submitting a new reference, the referee can choose to submit the reference directly to the gpe@ucalgary.ca email with the subject line Werklund Doctoral Scholarship Reference_(APPLICANT FIRST NAME_LAST NAME)

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

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.  


May 18 each academic year

 1 Werklund School of Education – Working Together for the Future

  • Vision - To better humanity through education and psychology.
  • Mission - Connect quality programs with leading research responsive to learners, educators, and communities toward a socially-just world.
  • Core Values - Courage, Creativity, Collaboration, Compassion
  • Strategy - Through purposeful collaboration and a critical attentiveness to research, we will influence and advance education policy and practice, locally and globally.