Parkland Institute Graduate Research Award

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2025

Amount: $5000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: Internal


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Parkland Institute studies economic, social, cultural, and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians, using the perspective of political economy. The Parkland Institute Graduate Research Award (PIGRA) aims to encourage public policy research, broadly defined, and advance training of graduate students from all faculties. The program facilitates research advancement by providing students with a suitable research training experience with Parkland Institute and the University of Lethbridge.


  • $5000, dispersed in two allotments of $2,500 (fall and spring terms)


  • Be a full-time graduate student
  • Be supervised by a University of Lethbridge Faculty member
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • Be registered as a full-time graduate studies at the University of Lethbridge in the semester immediately following the granting of the award


  • Apply online through the Graduate Application in the University of Lethbridge’s awards, scholarships and bursary application portal.
  • A completed application requires specific award questions as as portions of the Graduate Application:
    • Research/project Title
    • Project or Research Proposal/Intent
    • 2 Academic Reference Letters
    • All Transcripts and CV 
    • Please provide a brief abstract on how your research aligns with the Parkland Institute's objective of encouraging public policy research