Scholarships and Fellowships

Beverley Phillips Rising Star Program

This scholarship/fellowship program, established in 2014, honors the commitment of the donors to promote graduate education in autoimmune, inflammatory, immunological and infectious disorders.

Beverley Phillips' Scholarships


The award aims to recruit outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to innovative basic science and translational research training within the Snyder Institute through the offer of highly competitive scholarships/fellowships.


To be eligible to apply in the November 2021 competition, students must have registered or intend to register at the University of Calgary after August 29, 2021. For graduate scholarships, the award is contingent on acceptance into a full-time MSc or PhD program at the University of Calgary under the supervision of a full member of the Snyder Institute



Number of Awards


Where Tenable

Snyder Institute, University of Calgary


  • $15,000 and research allowance of up to $2,000 for MSc
  • $20,000 and research allowance of up to $2,000 for PhD
  • $30,000 and research allowance of up to $2,000 for PDF

The award guarantees annual stipends of $25,000 (MSc), $30,000 (PhD) and $50,000 (PDF). 

Applicants must provide a letter of support from their research supervisors committing to provide a component of the award ($10,000 for MSc, $10,000 for PhD, and $20,000 for PDF) per year.


Two years, subject to annual renewal


The purpose of this award is to attract students who will be highly competitive for internal and external awards on the basis of their academic performance and research program. Students holding these awards are expected to apply for internal or external awards or grants for which they are eligible, including those from provincial or national agencies. The Snyder component of the award will be pro-rated by the amount obtained from other sources.

Renewal is contingent upon internal review of applications for internal/external scholarships, annual review of progress (including participation in Snyder academic activities) and a letter of support from the supervisor.

Applications Deadline

The deadline for the next competition is in November 2021, exact date TBA.

To be eligible to apply, students must have registered or intend to register at the University of Calgary after August 29, 2021.

Application forms:

 Completed forms should be submitted to