Funding and Awards
You may be eligible for a financial aid support program. Financial aid may be in the form of grants, scholarships or awards.
Financial assistance is available through Dalhousie, as well as a number of external organizations. There are several other general scholarship, bursary and funding aid opportunities available on the Money Matters page under Funding Sources.
Graduate Prizes and Awards
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 $19,000 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 newly‐established 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):
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Dalhousie University invites applications for the Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships. Dalhousie University awards annually approximately 5 new fellowships in all disciplines to Canadian or International scholars of superior academic research ability, who have not obtained their PhD degree from Dalhousie, and have obtained their degrees no earlier than Sept 15 2018.
The Department has a long history of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, with a current emphasis on marine geology/geophysics, petroleum systems, tectonics, high temperature geochemistry/experimental petrology, earth surface processes, environment and human health, and environmental action research. It hosts various analytical and experimental facilities including the newly-established National Seismic Imaging Facility, recently upgraded and expanded facilities for cosmogenic isotope sample preparation, and a new stable isotope biogeochemistry laboratory. The main campus is situated in Halifax – a city known for its youthful spirit, rich history, and scenic waterfront. Information about the Earth and Environmental Sciences department, current faculty, and research and teaching programmes can be found at: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-environmental-sciences.html.
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable for two years and currently valued up to $55,000 annually including stipend, full benefits and a travel allowance for transportation to and from Halifax, a one-time research allowance ($3,000) and a conference travel grant ($1,000).
The 2021-22 Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition documents and a link to the online application can be found at:
In preparing the research proposal, applicants are expected to discuss potential research projects with the Faculty members in their area of research interest.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications and all supporting documents to the online portal is Wednesday, December 15.
2021/22 Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition Guidelines