Scholarships & awards

Find the funding you need

Looking for a way to fund your MSc or PhD and further your research? Explore all your options—whether you apply for a Dalhousie scholarship or an external research grant.

Awards and prizes

Doug Hogue Award

Dr. Douglas Hogue bequeathed the necessary funds to establish an annual award recognizing one graduate student for exceptional dedication and achievement in research and intradepartmental student activity. Find out more.

Patrick Prize

Dr. Sydney J. Patrick endowed the Patrick Prize, which is awarded annually for the best PhD thesis and defence in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Many prize-winners have gone on to distinguished careers in their fields. Find out more.

The Beth Gourley Travel Award for Research Excellence

If your research requires funding for conference registration, transportation, accommodation or food, consider applying for this annual travel award.

The fund has the resources to support one or two travel awards for biochemistry and molecular biology graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Find out more.

The Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships, valued at CAN$44,000 per year, are awarded for a period of two years. The competition is late in each year, and tenure is applied to the following calendar year.


To be considered, you must:

  • have completed your doctoral degree within the last two years, or you must be poised to complete your degree by the time you take up the fellowship (between May 1 and January 15)
  • not hold a PhD or JSD degree from Dalhousie (including the former TUNS or DalTech) or be not currently completing a PhD or JSD degree at Dalhousie
  • not have previously held or currently hold an academic or research appointment of any kind at Dalhousie, King's College, former DalTech or former TUNS
  • not be physically at Dalhousie or King's College from the beginning of the academic year (September 1), even if funded independently of the above payroll offices
  • have excellent research references and a good academic record
  • have an excellent publication record in top-ranked journals
  • write to our faculty directly with the intention of securing a host laboratory

Deadline: December 15

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PhD tuition waivers 

To continue to attract top-flight doctoral candidates, we will waive tuition fees for the first two years for students starting PhD programs who hold national-level doctoral scholarships (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR and Killam).

Scholarships and other funding opportunities

Thanks to the support of our partners, our graduate students are eligible for a wide variety of funding opportunities. To find funding that’s right for you, have a look at the possibilities:

Further information

More awards, scholarships and grants

Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies funding opportunities Section for a comprehensive list of financial support options at Dalhousie.