Faculty who are engaged on extensive research programs and who are holders of major research grants usually require, as assistants, several graduate students who are working in a field of study related to that of the research program.
Time spent on such research will normally be accepted as part of the academic requirements for the student's degree program.
Holders of major merit awards may not receive further assistance from a research grant that is from the same granting agency as the award.
Financial support that is provided through a research contract may contain terms and conditions that will obligate the student, as a participant, to act in accordance with the research agreement signed with the sponsor. If students have concerns about this kind of financial support, they should contact the department/program graduate coordinator.
University Research Services (URS) provides a range of advice and administrative support services for Queen's University researchers. For more information: http://www.queensu.ca/urs/home