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Awards, Prizes & Funding

Awards recognizing academic achievement

Doug Hogue Award

Dr. Douglas Hogue bequeathed funds to the department to establish an award to be presented each year. One graduate student is recognized for exceptional dedication and achievement in research and intradepartment student activity.

Patrick Prize

Dr. Sydney J. Patrick endowed the Patrick Prize, awarded annually for the best Ph.D. thesis and defence in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. A considerable number of winners of the prize have gone on to distinguished careers in their fields.

The Beth Gourley Travel Award for Research Excellence

An annual award for research excellence to permit a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology to present their research at a recognized national or international scientific conference. The award has been established by John and Catherine Lazier in memory of John's aunt, Beth Gourley (1915-2010).

Funding Opportunities

2014 Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at CAN$ 44,000 per annum. Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years. The competition is late in each year, for tenure in the following calendar year.

Prospective candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant's doctoral degree was completed within the last two years (i.e. no earlier than January 2012) or will be completed by the time the candidate will take up the fellowship. The fellowship must be taken up between May 1, 2014 and January 15, 2015.
  • The applicant does not hold a PhD or JSD degree from Dalhousie (including the former TUNS or DalTech) or is not currently completing a PhD or JSD degree at Dalhousie.
  • The applicant must not have held previously, or hold as of the application deadline, an academic or research appointment of any kind at Dalhousie, King's College, former DalTech, or former TUNS.
  • The applicant must not be physically at Dalhousie or King's from the beginning of the academic year (September 1), even if funded independently of the above payroll offices.
  • excellent research references & good academic record
  • excellent publication record in top-ranked journals

Applicants are encouraged to write to our faculty directly with the intention of securing a host laboratory.

The final deadline for completed applications is December 16, 2013. Guidelines and application forms for the 2014 KPDF competition are available on the FGS website.

Information last updated on 2014-06-27