Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Graduate Project Funding

Dean’s Award for Project and Portfolio PhD Research (PPPA)
 
To advance its intermediate and longer-term goal of re-envisioning doctoral study and the PhD “thesis,” the Faculty is introducing the FAS Awards for Project and Portfolio PhD Research. This award program provides financial support for students pursuing doctoral research who are undertaking a project option and/or a portfolio PhD. (For description of the three options available to students pursuing a PhD, see the School of Graduate Study information sheet, “The PhD thesis – Enabling Flexibility.”) The PPP Award supports costs directly related to the completion of the degree to a maximum value of $3,000. It will support graduate programs in FAS, which are responding to increased student demand for non-traditional, or "alternative" doctoral formats that accommodate different research contributions and applications, new forms of knowledge mobilization, the development of new competencies (i.e. digital, entrepreneurial), and that foster student awareness of the transferable skills acquired in the completion of the doctoral degree. Funded by the FAS at $20,000/year for the first three years, the awards will be available to doctoral students who have completed their comprehensive or qualifying examinations.
 
Applications can be submitted by email to cs.office@queensu.ca or as hard copy in MC B137.  Deadline is 3:00 pm, March 1st, 2018. 
 
Research-Creation/Community-Based Research and Action Fund for MA students
 
The Graduate Research-Creation/Community-Based Research and Action Fund is designed to support MA students registered in Cultural Studies who engage in artistic and/or community projects, directly related to the completion of their degrees. The size of the fund is determined by the program director by the end of January.
 
Guidelines
 
Rather than going through a juried process, all proposals that meet the requirements outlined below will be qualified to enter a lottery. Please be sensitive by applying only when ready to use the funds within this calendar year.
 
Application Process
 
MA students applying must complete the attached application form. The completed form and supporting documents should be submitted by email to the Cultural Studies Office (cs.office@queensu.ca) by 3pm on January 30.
 
If necessary, please forward any questions about the application process to the program director.
 
Requirements
1. A complete application form.
2. Applicants must have passed their thesis/project proposal defence prior to the funds being released. The thesis proposal must include a budget.
3. Projects that require research ethics approval must have received approval prior to the funds being released.
4. Applicants must use the funds granted within the calendar year.
5. The funds requested can amount to no more than 50% of the total budget, including in-kind contributions
6. The funds must be used for materials, equipment, services or supplies specific to the project.
7. The funds cannot pay for travel, accommodation or personal expenses.
8. The funds requested must be at least $500 and no more than $2000
9. Funds may be received only once during the applicant’s program of study.
 
Lottery Process
All applications will be reviewed by the Program Director and approved if they meet the requirements listed above. All approved applications will be entered into the lottery. Approved applications will be selected in random sequence and allocations will be made until all funds are used up. The last eligible proposal may receive a partial award if the balance of the funds remaining is insufficient to fully fund the application. Applicants will be notified as soon as the lottery has taken place.
 
Reporting
In order to be reimbursed students must submit one single report no later than January 15 the following year including the following:
1. A narrative describing how the granted funds were used in your research project (max 300 words).
2. A summary of expenses
3. Original receipts dated from the same calendar year as the application.
 
 
School of Graduate Studies Student Initiative Fund

Each year, SGS provides a limited amount of funding for graduate student projects and initiatives. Types of activities may include organizing conferences for graduate students at Queen's; organizing exhibitions and public performances involving graduate students; or projects that allow for the professional and academic developments of graduate students.

See link for more information:

http://www.queensu.ca/exph/academic-resources/student-initiative-funds

 
SGPS Grants Program

This program is specifically designed to provide partial financial assistance to students and/or student groups that are organizing events designed to enhance the academic side of graduate and professional life. Events must be open to the entire graduate and professional community and have significant graduate and professional student involvement.

See link below for more information:

http://www.sgps.ca/services/awards.html

Experiential Learning Projects Fund

The objective of the Experiential Learning Projects Fund (E.L.P.F.) is to support costs associated with creating new for-credit and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students at Queen's University. The fund will support projects that increase capacity for Experiential Learning (E.L.) activities by integrating E.L. into courses or co-curricular projects, enabling students to apply workplace-linked skills on-campus, across the country or around the world.

See link below for more information:

http://queensu.ca/experientiallearninghub/home/experiential-learning-fund