Scholarships

The successes of CaRRL are built upon the research conducted by our team of researchers, PhD, MSc and undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Find out what exciting skill-building and research opportunities CaRRL offers by checking out our Research Projects!

PhD students: On average, 6 PhD students per year are needed to conduct research. We are willing to pay a premium for students with a history of solid academic achievement and work experience. In the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 12 graduate courses beyond the BSc level are required for a PhD. Therefore, each PhD research program is expected to be completed in about three years beyond the first year when the majority of courses are carried out.

MSc students: On average, 4 MSc students per year are needed to conduct research. We are willing to pay a premium for students with a history of solid academic achievement and work experience. In the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 8 graduate courses beyond the BSc level are required for an MSc. Each MSc research program is expected to be completed in about two years.

Undergraduate students: CaRRL will employ an average of two undergraduate students per year. The research stipend is eligible to top-up awards/stipends for undergraduate students that are outstanding and supported by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF): The expertise of a PDF is needed to support CaRRL's extensive fieldwork that is both costly and difficult to execute successfully. The PDF will require extensive practical knowledge and will help supervise research projects to ensure that the maximum research benefit is obtained. The railway industry has high industrial safety demands, and one of the functions of the PDF will be to interact with the industry partners to ensure that all field programs are safely executed. As PDF positions at the University of Alberta have a maximum term of two years, this position will be ongoing, giving opportunities for 2-3 scholars of diverse backgrounds to participate in the research. We are willing to pay a premium for researchers with a history of solid academic achievement and work experience.

Interested applicants should contact CaRRL's Associate Director, Michael Hendry, PhD, for more details. Michael can be reached at hendry@ualberta.ca.