Earth Sciences Doctoral Award

The Department of Earth Science at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, invites applications for the Dalhousie Earth Sciences Doctoral Award for admission to the Ph.D. program in Fall 2019. 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 (and differential fees for international students), 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 and earth surface processes. 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: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth‐sciences.html.

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).

A complete application will consist of the following:

Submitted to the department electronically by the applicant:

  1. completed Dalhousie Long Form Scholarship Application – Doctoral

Arranged by the applicant (submitted directly to the department on behalf of the applicant):

  1. Academic transcripts (hard copies or verifiable soft copies directly from the issuing institution)
  2. Completed reference assessment forms from two individuals familiar with your academic and research capability.

Please email electronic copies to:

Ms. Norma Keeping (Graduate Administrator)
Email: norma.keeping@dal.ca
Subject line: Earth Science Doctoral Award Application

Hard copies to:

Graduate Affairs Committee
c/o Ms. Norma Keeping (Graduate Administrator)
Department of Earth Science
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3H 4H6A

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.

The successful candidate with be notified by March 1, 2019.

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