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Major External Grants:

All major external grant agencies hold information sessions before application deadlines for graduate scholarships. They offer helpful tips and guidelines on how to put together a competitive application package. Keep an eye on posters on notice boards and email reminders from program coordinators.

1. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

  • Eligibility criteria and award details available at: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
  • One application deadline per year (October for PhD award and February for MSc award)
  • Apply through your department and check for the internal deadline
  • Applications will be ranked internally by the Department of Neuroscience, the rankings sent to Main Campus, and a certain percentage of applications forwarded on to CIHR for final review
  • Can apply to CIHR or NSERC, but not both

2.NSERC

  • http://www.nserc.ca
  • Applications will be ranked internally by the Department of Neuroscience, the rankings sent to Main Campus, and a certain percentage of applications forwarded on to NSERC for final review

3. Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS) 

  • http://www.ahfmr.ab.ca/
  • Two application deadline per year: October 1st and March 1st
  • Only allowed 3 tries to get an award, so make sure you are competitive before applying

4. U of C Open Scholarship Competition (Doctoral)

5.  Other internal and external awards and bursaries

6. Alberta Graduate Scholarship

  •  A $3000 scholarship for students registered in their 2nd year of their MSc degree in August. The Department of Neuroscience receives a quota and will forward on the highest ranking applications.

 

Tuition and fees:

  • http://www.grad.ucalgary.ca/fees
  • Tuition fees include the annual transit pass (see "Transportation" section) and GSA Health & Dental coverage. Although you can opt out of GSA H & D coverage, you cannot opt out of transit pass fee.
  • Payment plan provides the option of splitting the total tuition fees into 11 or 12 equal payments over the academic year: http://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/apply

How to pay your fees:

NOTE: Starting August 1, 2008, you CANNOT use credit cards to pay your tuition fees. Below are available options.

1.Online banking services:

The University is currently listed with the Royal Bank, CD3C, Bank of Montreal, Scotia bank, and TD Canada Trust, and is in the process of adding others. Your account number is <U of C Student ID number/first 5 characters of your last name> (i.e. 0048632 HONES or 10005238ZIMME) or your entire last name if it is less is less than five characters (i.e. 0048632ISAM). You enter the amount and date to be paid and complete the transaction according to your financial institution's website instructions.

2.Cheque or guarantee funds (money order/bank draft):

These can be placed in the Fee Drop Box Depository outside Room 122 MacKimmie Library Block (beside the Cashier Wickets) or mailed to the University of Calgary, Service Stop, 117 MacKimmie Library Block, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4. Cheques should be made payable to "The University of Calgary" and include your student number clearly indicated along with the full name. NOTE: It may take up to 3 business days to process any dropped-off payments. To avoid late penalties, please drop off your payment at least 3 days before any deadlines.

3.In person:

If you prefer, you can pay in person by using your debit card or with cash at the Service Stop, located at 117 MacKimmie Library Block (Monday to Friday, 09:30 - 16:30; Thursdays, 10:00 -16:30). If you plan to pay in person by debit card, check with your financial institution to ensure your debit card has an appropriate limit in order to pay the tuition due. Most Financial Institutions are able to temporarily increase the daily spending limit of your debit card. Cash payments in person: For your safety and security, it is not recommended you pay in person with cash. U of C also adheres to the Canadian Currency Act - if choosing cash as your method of payment please review the Currency Act to ensure your cash payment can be accepted.

Questions about fees:

For questions about tuition and general fee payments contact: Service Stop 403-210-7625 For questions about graduate fee assessments contact: Graduate Studies 403-220-4938 All of this information is available at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/node/303

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