PhD Funding

Graduate Programs in Education offers PhD students funding opportunities during the first four years of the program

Funding for these positions comes from a variety of sources including:  Tri-council scholarships (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC); private, provincial and university scholarships; teaching assistantships; and sessional teaching.

PhD students will receive funding based on the following conditions:

  • must be registered as a full-time student
  • must be available on campus during office hours in the Fall and/or Winter terms (during years 1 and 2 of the program)
  • must apply for SSHRC funding (October) and the University scholarships competition (December). Failure to apply will result in a decrease or cancellation of departmental funding.
  • must maintain satisfactory academic standing in the program

Finances: It is your responsibility to plan for the costs of your studies when living in Calgary.  To help build your budget and plan your finances, please refer to the following resources:

Students who are offered admission to a PhD program will receive general information regarding funding in the offer package.

Details regarding specific activities to which students will be assigned will be provided after the offer of admission has been accepted.

Students may choose to waive an offer of work as a teaching assistant or sessional instructor without jeopardizing an offer of admission to a graduate program.

For more information about Doctoral funding please contact the Graduate Programs in Education office,