Graduate Scholarships & Awards

Acadia Graduate Awards

A limited number of Acadia Graduate Awards (AGA) (maximum value of $9000 per student) are available. A student may not simultaneously hold an AGA award and another major award, such as a NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship. Recipients should expect to undertake certain duties during the academic year, up to a maximum of 10 hours per week for a full AGA, as a condition of tenure of the award. The specific duties are assigned by the department at the beginning of each academic year.

Acadia Graduate Awards can only be held from September to April by full-time graduate students. In order to be eligible for an award, students must have a GPA not less than 3.00 in their major field in their last two years of undergraduate study.

Students getting below B- in any course ending in December forfeit their award for the winter term. Payment of Acadia Graduate Awards will cease immediately upon withdrawal from or termination of enrolment in any graduate program.


Harry Elmore Felch Fellowships in Science

The Harry Elmore Felch Fellowship, provided from the estate of Mr. Harry Elmore Felch, is awarded to a student in the Master of Science program. An annual award will normally be made to an incoming student who has attained a high academic standing in their undergraduate program.

Preference will be given to residents of Kings County, Nova Scotia


NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships

Awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are tenable in departments offering graduate studies in science. These awards are offered to assist students in undertaking graduate study and research leading to advanced degrees.

These are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents and are awarded on the basis of high scholastic achievement and evidence of capacity to do research. Further information is available from the NSERC web site


NSHRF Health Research Awards

The purpose of the NSHRF Student Research Awards is to assist students undertaking their own research program as part of their degree. Award winners must be under the supervision of individuals having a full-time appointment at an academic institution in Nova Scotia, and in areas of investigation that are consistent with the mission and values of the NSHRF and in any of the four categories of research that has demonstrated relevance to the health of Nova Scotians and the health care system of Nova Scotia. Students are eligible to apply for funding for two years of each degree program. For further information visit the NSHRF web site.


CHIR Awards

Awards for research training are tenable under the supervision of investigators holding an academic appointment and in areas of investigation where it is clear that the research has direct relevance to health. The training program must include actual involvement in research, and not only courses in research methods. Students enrolled in programs oriented primarily toward professional specialty training are usually ineligible for these awards. For further information visit the CIHR web site.