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I am no longer accepting applications from graduate students for Fall 2021. The next intake for my lab through the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Alberta is Fall 2022, with applications due in February 2022. Prospective students please use the email subject line ‘Prospective graduate student’ for supervision inquiries, and kindly include 1) a brief note about your research interests related to our lab in your email, 2) your CV/resume, and 3) unofficial copy of your transcript from previous college or graduate program(s). You can find more information about the graduate program and admission requirements in Biology at the University of Alberta here. I often look for opportunities for students to begin their research in the summer prior to a fall program start.
How will your project and stipend be funded? Just like research topics, graduate student funding is highlight individualized. UAlberta guarantees one of the highest levels of graduate student stipend funding in Canada, which can be comprised of a mix of teaching fellowships, scholarships, and supervisor grant funding. I strongly encourage Canadian citizens and permanent residents to apply for NSERC graduate fellowships. Are you an international student? There are many opportunities to support your studies in Canada, such as the programs listed here.
Are you an undergraduate student looking to gain research experience? There are many opportunities to get involved in collaborative research with members of our lab through UAlberta independent research course (BIOL 298, 398, 399, 499) and summer research assistantships. Please get in touch about your interest via email in advance of the semester in which you’d like to conduct research. Two excellent opportunities for funded summer research with our lab are fellowships through the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award program (open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents only) and the University of Alberta Undergraduate Research Initiative (open to all UAlberta students). Applications are generally due in February for May/June start dates.
I welcome all inquiries and enjoy assisting with funding applications to support our work together. There are many excellent postdoctoral funding programs available to support your research, including: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Banting Fellowships, Liber Ero Conservation Research Fellowships, and David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowships. From time to time I will post specific research opportunities on this page as funding is available (please check back).