Alberta Gambling Research Institute

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (May 8, 2020)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020

Amount: 20,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Science


  • School of Graduate Studies


The purpose of the scholarship awards is to accelerate the development of high quality gambling research capacity in Alberta.


The guiding mission of the Institute is to facilitate evidence-based broad research that informs gambling public policy and educates Albertans and the wider audience about the effects of gambling.

For an overview of AGRI’s range of research-related programs, conferences, grant options, and funded research projects, visit the AGRI website .


Open to Canadian, permanent residents and international Masters or PhD student.

Internal Deadline: May 5th, 2020  Due to COVID-19, there is no internal deadline.  

Agency Deadline: May 8th, 2020


Applications instructions and forms are found on the AGRI website.
Completed applications are to be emailed directly to the Agency and CC the SGS Award Advisor on the email submission.

NOTE from Agency:  

“Due to COVID-19 precautions, all University of Calgary mail deliveries have been suspended.  In order for scholarship applications and supporting documents to be received to the AGRI office, please email them to Glenda Wong, Executive Director.

Note that sealed transcripts will be required for applications, but at the time mail delivery resumes.”


Scholarship levels and award amounts

1. Graduate (MA/MSc) – maximum $20,000 for one year, renewable for an additional year, plus a one-time $3,000 research allowance

2. Doctoral (PhD) – maximum of $30,000/year for up to four years, renewable annually (dependent on research accomplishment), plus a one-time $5,000 research allowance; assistance will be made available by senior Institute researchers to develop grant proposals for both Institute funding as well as other agency funding

3. ”Top-up” – Both graduate and doctoral students are eligible to receive ‘top-up’ amounts of $10,000 or $15,000, respectively, if they have been granted another major, same amount or greater, award (e.g. SSHRC, CIHR, AIHS, etc.) for the same academic terms

All scholarship awardees receive the additional expense costs related to attendance and participation (either presentation or poster submission) in the Institute’s annual conference held in April.