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Graduate Award Competition:

The Graduate Award Competition is a chance for students to receive significant scholarships and we encourage all our students to apply.

Information regarding the Graduate Award Competition, as well as the online application, can be found here.

The deadline to apply for the Graduate Award Competition is February 1st.

Named Scholarships:

The Department of Art has a limited number of named scholarships. These scholarships are applied for through the Department of Art's Scholarship Committee.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships (FGSS):

Graduate Research Scholarships are for research directly related to the student's research. No teaching or service duties are required of graduate students who hold an FGSS. Only students in thesis-based programs are eligible. FGSS awards are tenable only for those in full-time attendance at the University of Calgary. The Department of Art automatically divides their allocation based on need and academic merit. There is no application procedure.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarships:

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Graduate Scholarships are awarded to students entering their 2nd year of the M.F.A. program. These awards, worth $6,000, are applied to through the scholarship committee of the Department of Art in early Spring (deadlines change each year).

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts also has a number of other awards available, with application made directly to the AFA. Please contact their office directly or refer to their website for more information.

Graduate Assistantships (Teaching and Non-Teaching)

Each year teaching departments have available varying numbers of graduate assistantships awarded on the basis of merit. The stipends as indicated are subject to change without notice. The Art department has two categories of appointment: Graduate Assistantships (Teaching or Non-Teaching). The department automatically divides their allocation based on student need, where the department needs support, and student academic merit. There is no application procedure.

(i) Graduate Assistantships (Teaching) to assist with the instructional responsibilities of departments.
(ii) Graduate Assistantships (Non-Teaching) to assist departments and/or professors with non-teaching responsibilities (e.g., research for a faculty member).

The stipend from 1 May 2017 is $8,894.41 per term (four months), funded by departments.  No more than the equivalent of twelve hours per week of service may be required of Graduate Assistants. Regulations governing terms of employment for Graduate Assistantships (Teaching, Non-Teaching) are covered by the Collective Agreement Between the Governors of the University of Calgary and the Graduate Students' Association.

Questions about the program can be directed to:

The Graduate Program Administrator
(403) 220-6136