We are always looking for talented researchers and have a number of fully-funded positions available. We also support interested candidates in applying for  various personal scholarships…get in touch!

Our team is highly multidisciplinary, with a diverse skillset (See more).. We are always on the lookout for exceptional candidates (both at the graduate and undergraduate levels) with a strong theoretical background for a variety of projects with knowledge of electronics, physics or materials science, a keen interest in optics and photonic technologies, and a desire to develop advanced skills in experimental photonics, materials design and discovery, computational electromagnetic modeling, electron and optical microscopy and cleanroom-based nanofabrication. 

If you are interested in working as a postdoctoral or visiting researcher or studying as an UG, MSc or PhD student at the Nanoscale Optics Lab, University of Alberta, please email bgholipo(at)ualberta(dot)ca.

We welcome applications from all qualified persons and are highly committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas to apply.

 

When contacting us, please include your english proficiency test results (TOEFL or IELTS) as well as your transcripts and CV as attachments. Externally funded graduate students or Self-funded Postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to apply. All admitted graduate students will have financial aid, including teaching, research assistantships, and/or scholarships. Please indicate if you have or have applied for, or plan to apply for any funding or scholarship (e.g., NSERC, international external funding, etc.)

NOTE: Since the number of applicants who contact us is extremely high, we will only respond to applicants who have passed the initial screening process and are a suitable match to current job openings at the Nanoscale Optics Lab. 

 

For more information about graduate studies at the ECE department at the University of Alberta please refer to:

http://www.ece.engineering.ualberta.ca/Graduate.aspx  

https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/prospective-students

 

For a list of all awards and scholarships available to graduate students at the University of Alberta (UofA):

https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/awards-and-funding

Mitacs Global Scholarships and Internships:

  • open to International and Canadian students and postdoctoral researchers

https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-internship

University of Alberta Research Experience (UARE) International internships:

  • open to International students studying outside Canada

https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/visiting-student-and-internship-programs/research-internships/ualberta-research-experience/index.html

NSERC Scholarships:

  • open to students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada

  • departmental deadline in late September-early October

  • MSc level scholarships: $17,500 (CGSM) per year

  • PhD level scholarships: $21,000 (PGSD) or $35,000 (CGSD) per year

  • during the tenure of the NSERC scholarship, U of A provides a top up award with a value equal to tuition & fees

  • CGSM and PGSD awardees are also offered a part-time graduate assistantship

  • see http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/index_eng.asp for details.

Alberta Innovates Scholarships:

  • open to International and Canadian students

  • deadline usually in early February

  • students must be working in one of the following research areas: nanoscale physics, information and communication technology, omics (genomics, proteomics, etc.), energy, or the environment

  • $26,500-$31,500 per year

  • awardees are also offered a part-time graduate assistantship

  • citizens and permanent residents of Canada who hold NSERC CGS or PGS scholarships may apply for an AI top-up to the NSERC scholarship

  • see https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/ for details

 

Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) MSc Scholarship:

  • eligible students are nominated by the department (no application is required)

  • open to students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada

  • $10,800 for one year

  • students are also offered a part-time graduate assistantship

  • the awardee's supervisor will still pay a regular summer stipend

Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) PhD Scholarship:

  • eligible students are nominated by the department (no application is required)

  • open to students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada

  • $15,000 for one year

  • students are also offered a part-time graduate assistantship

  • the awardee's supervisor will still pay a regular summer stipend

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship:

  • only PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are eligible

  • open to Canadian and International students

  • $35,000 per year for students; is renewable for a second year

Dissertation Fellowship

  • this is for the final year of one's PhD program

  • open to Canadian and International students

  • $22,000 plus tuition & fees for one year

Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize

  • open to all PhD students who have completed at least 2 years of the PhD program

  • open to Canadian and International students

  • $5,000 one-time award

Some international scholarships include:

- Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute scholarships (India)

- FS Chia PhD Scholarship 

- CNPq – Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (Brazil)

- Royal Society Exchanges programme (UK)

- CONICYT - Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (Chile)

- CONACYT - Mexican Council of Science and Technology (Mexico)

- Alexander van Humboldt Foundation (Germany)

- ANII – Uruguay National Agency for Research and Innovation (Uruguay)

- Fulbright Foundation Scholarships (USA)
 

International applicants who are interested in studying at the UofA and the Nanoscale Optics Lab under these scholarship programs may also contact University of Alberta International office.

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