Scholarships and Prizes

Application Forms

Libin Cardiovascular Institute graduate scholarships are now run through the Graduate Award Competition (GAC). The online application will open Nov. 1 through your Student Center under the My Financials tab.

There is a common application for postdoctoral level scholarships. Please fill out just one application for all postdoctoral scholarships you are applying for.

Other Documents

Trainees applying for LCI graduate scholarships must complete the GAC Harmonized Award Attachment and send it to awardsgse@ucalgary.ca 

Award applicants must provide a certificate demonstrating completion of a CIHR Sex and Gender Module. Attach the certificate to the GAC Harmonized Award Attachment before sending it to your supervisor.

LCI graduate scholarships are now run through the Graduate Award Competition (GAC) through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The online application opens Nov. 1 through your Student Center under the My Financials tab.

A GAC-Harmonized Scholarship Workshop was held on November 9. Please see below for the PowerPoint slides.

GAC-Harmonized Scholarship Workshop Slides

Libin trainees are expected to present at a minimum of one Research Update Seminar Series (RUSS) and Cardiovascular Journal Club session and attend at minimum of 75 per cent of RUSS, Cardiovascular Journal Club and/or External Speaker Series seminars. Attendance at Libin seminars is a condition of funding.

Please note completion of the CIHR's Online Training Modules: Integrating Sex & Gender in Health Research is a requirement for funding. 

 


Graduate Student Training Opportunities

LCI graduate scholarships are managed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). When applying for a LCI graduate scholarship, please consider the UCalgary award regulations as set out by FGS. If you are a graduate student and currently hold other funding or any other award, please consult with the Faculty of Graduate Studies before applying for a Libin Cardiovascular Institute scholarship. You may be ineligible to receive funding from the Libin Cardiovascular Institute.

Who can apply? Libin trainees registered in a full-time MSc program 

This award's purpose is to recruit students who will be highly competitive for external awards on the basis of their academic performance and research program. Students holding this award are expected to apply for external awards or grants for which they are eligible, including those from provincial or national agencies.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Who can apply? Full-time students within the first two years of a thesis-based master’s program in the Cumming School of Medicine who are under the supervision of a full member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute whose research focuses on women's cardiovascular health.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Who can apply?  Full-time students within the first two years of a thesis-based master’s program in the Cumming School of Medicine who are under the supervision of a full member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute and the person to population (P2) research collaborative group whose research focuses on Cardiovascular Health Promotion.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Who can apply?  Full-time students in a thesis-based master’s program in the Cumming School of Medicine who are under the supervision of a full member of the LCI whose research supports cardiovascular health and must involve the development of neurotechnologies and have a potential commercial spinoff.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Who can apply? PhD students in first two years of program

The education council of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute has allocated funds to support two scholarships ($12,500 each) for a period of one year. These awards are designed to enhance competitiveness for longer-term external funding.

Who can apply? Libin trainees registered in a full-time PhD program 

The award is intended to recruit students who will be highly competitive for external awards on the basis of their academic performance and research program. Students holding this award are expected to apply for external awards or grants for which they are eligible, including those from provincial or national agencies.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Who can apply? Applicants pursuing vascular research in association with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing research into the mechanistic basis of vessel contraction, angiogenesis or arterial pathophysiology.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Who can apply? Full-time students within the first two years of a doctoral program in the Cumming School of Medicine who are under the supervision of a full member of the LCI whose research focuses on women's cardiovascular health.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Who can apply? Full-time students in the Cumming School of Medicine who are under the supervision of a full member of the LCI whose research supports cardiovascular health and must involve the development of neurotechnologies and have a potential commercial spinoff.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Who can apply? Full-time students in a graduate program supervised by a full member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute.

Trainees awarded a Libin Institute MSc or PhD Graduate Scholarship are not eligible to hold a Giving Day scholarship at the same time.

Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Giving Day Scholarships:

Todd and Karen Anderson Graduate Scholarship in Cardiovascular Research

Alvin Libin Graduate Scholarship in Cardiovascular Research

Kenneth M. Stephenson Graduate Scholarship in Cardiovascular Research

Anne M. Gillis Graduate Scholarship in Cardiovascular Research

Who can apply? Libin Cardiovascular Institute trainee (e.g., undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, clinical trainee) at the time of application and travel

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute (LCI) Travel Award is intended to help offset costs for LCI trainees traveling to national and international conferences. The LCI Travel Award provides travel support to a maximum of $1,000 per LCI trainee. Applications must be submitted prior to travel to be eligible for travel award funding. Applications for past conferences and/or conferences that have previously been reimbursed by your PI will not be accepted.

Spring deadline: May 31, 2022

Who can apply? Libin trainees with first-authored papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

Designed to recognize and reward trainees at all levels for quality cardiovascular research.

Deadline: January 31

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Please note this is the Libin internal application

Who can apply? Full-time primary CSM faculty members at all levels of career development to fund one postdoctoral student at a time.

The LCI will hold an internal competition, only bringing forward the most competitive applications to the CSM.

This scholarship is eligible for participation in the BRAIN CREATE Training Program.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Who can apply? Applicants pursuing vascular research in association with the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing research into the mechanistic basis of vessel contraction, angiogenesis or arterial pathophysiology.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Who can apply? Candidates who hold (or are completing) a PhD and who are supervised by a full or associate member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine. Applicants must be pursuing research with a focus on women's cardiovascular health.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Who can apply? Libin Cardiovascular Institute trainee (e.g., undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, clinical trainee) at the time of application and travel

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute (LCI) Travel Award is intended to help offset costs for LCI trainees traveling to national and international conferences. The LCI Travel Award provides travel support to a maximum of $1,000 per LCI trainee. Applications must be submitted prior to travel to be eligible for travel award funding. Applications for past conferences and/or conferences that have previously been reimbursed by your PI will not be accepted.

Spring deadline: May 31, 2022

Who can apply? Libin trainees with first-authored papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

Designed to recognize and reward trainees at all levels for quality cardiovascular research.

Deadline: January 31

Clinical Trainee Opportunities

Fellowships and funding opportunities available to clinical trainees within the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. Clinical fellowships are handled through the Department of Cardiac Sciences.

Who can apply? Cardiology, cardiology sub-specialty fellows and cardiac surgery residents

The L.B. Mitchell Clinical Research Prize recognizes the significant contributions of Dr. L.B. Mitchell to cardiovascular health in Calgary. In addition to his research career in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Mitchell served as a leader and mentor to colleagues and students and a dedicated provider of care to his patients. The purpose of this annual prize is to support trainees in cardiovascular programs at the University of Calgary.

Watch for information on how to apply in your email inbox each spring.

Who can apply? Clinical Fellows

Dr. Peter F. Russell was the first graduate of the Clinical Cardiology Training Program at the University of Calgary in 1983. This award was established by his colleagues and family to honour his life and the exceptional care and compassion he provided for his patients. It is awarded annually to a clinical fellow who is considered to best exemplify Dr. Russell's passion for medicine and patients.

Please contact Julie O'Keefe at julie.okeeffe@ucalgary.ca for more information.

Who can apply? Clinical fellows

The Arthur J.E. Child Fellowship is supported by a generous gift from the Arthur J.E. Child Foundation. It is awarded to outstanding physicians who wish to pursue advanced training in cardiovascular medicine. The awards support local candidates who plan to undertake Fellowships at high-level international centers and to train locally at the University of Calgary.

Application form

Who can apply? Residents in their final year of training (up to and including R5) may apply. Applicants must successfully complete their current training program prior to commencement of advanced fellowship training.

The Helios – UCMG Awards provides bridging salary support for clinical fellowship trainees who successfully complete postgraduate medical training and are enrolled in further advanced clinical or scholarly training at another institution to enhance their skills.

This award is managed by the Senior Associate Dean, Education, Cumming School of Medicine office. Information about this award is distributed through department heads in late November/early December with results coming out at the end of January/beginning of February.

Questions? E-mail Jody Santos.

Who can apply? Teams of cardiologists and cardiology fellows

This annual competition funds collaborative research projects jointly led by at least one staff cardiologist and at least one core cardiology fellow in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Calgary.

This opportunity is on hold until further notice.

Who can apply? Libin Cardiovascular Institute trainee (e.g., undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, clinical trainee) at the time of application and travel

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute (LCI) Travel Award is intended to help offset costs for LCI trainees traveling to national and international conferences. The LCI Travel Award provides travel support to a maximum of $1,000 per LCI trainee. Applications must be submitted prior to travel to be eligible for travel award funding. Applications for past conferences and/or conferences that have previously been reimbursed by your PI will not be accepted.

Spring deadline: May 31, 2022

Who can apply? Libin trainees with first-authored papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

Recognizes and rewards trainees at all levels for quality cardiovascular research.

Deadline: January 31