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Guaranteed for one year, ASPIRE funding is available in varying amounts to undergraduate, master’s and PhD students and to postdoctoral fellows.

Your funding is renewable for:

•    Up to two years if you’re a master’s trainee (only new students)
•    Up to four years if you’re a PhD trainee (only new students)
•    Up to two years for post-doctoral fellows (only new trainees).

The amount of funding our program provides  depends on  current research grants as well as any other funding available.

If justified,  material and travel-related expenses may be covered in some instances.

Funding requirements

To apply for ASPIRE funding, you must already be a part of degree, program or course at Dalhousie or another university.

Once you begin our program, please note that you must submit a report each year detailing your research.

Find out more about the application process