Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Award

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, invites applications for the Dalhousie Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Award for admission to the Ph.D. program. This award provides financial support to outstanding Canadian and International students with a demonstrated record of academic success in their undergraduate and early graduate studies.

The successful applicant will be awarded a competitive Ph.D. funding package, which covers tuition, fees, and includes a stipend for living expenses of $21,000 CAD/year. The award is guaranteed for two years, then subject to renewal for the 3rd and 4th years based on student performance.

The Department has a long history of demonstrated excellence in Earth Science research and teaching, with a current emphasis on marine geology/geophysics, petroleum systems, tectonics, high temperature and experimental geochemistry/petrology, earth surface processes, environment and human health, and environmental action research. It hosts various analytical and experimental facilities including the newlyestablished National Seismic Imaging Facility, and recently upgraded and expanded facilities for cosmogenic isotope sample preparation. The main campus is situated in Halifax – a city known for its youthful spirit, rich history, and scenic waterfront. Interested students should explore our website.

The minimum qualifications for the award are the successful completion of a BSc degree (MSc preferred) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 (“A” equivalent) and meeting the University language requirements (for international applicants):

To apply:

1.      Applicants should first discuss their interests with a potential advisor in the Department:

         and find a supervisor who would support their application.

2.      Submit Harmonized scholarship application and all accompanying materials using the link below and indicate the Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship and Killam Predoctoral Scholarships:

The deadline for applications is January 1.

The successful candidate with be notified by February 1.

For more information, please contact Professor Yana Fedortchouk, Graduate Coordinator, Department of Earth Sciences at Dalhousie University, email: