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Queen's University

Department of History

OGS Applications due 9 October; SSHRC Applications due in early November (date to be confirmed).

Notes from the September 28th Funding Workshop have been posted here.

Graduate Students with questions about the applications for OGS or SSHRC should contact Dr. J. McNairn (

Undergraduate Students with questions about the applications for OGS or SSHRC should contact Dr. S. den Otter (

Please scroll down to see funding tips for Undergraduate and Graduate students (see separate headings below).

Undergraduate Student Instructions:

 If you have an A average in your last 20 .5 courses (or equivalent) and if you are considering MA studies, you are strongly encouraged to apply for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and Social Science and Humanities Research Council scholarship. OGS scholarships (value $15,000) support study in Ontario; SSHRC scholarships (value $17,500) study at any Canadian university. Queen's University awards all incoming SSHRC winners an additional scholarship - the Tri Council Award of $5000.

Please carefully read the OGS website for an overview of the requirements of an application for OGS before the workshop:

OGS and SSHRC applications are completed on line but you are responsible for printing off the applications and submitting them to the General Office. Please make sure that you complete all steps of the application. You are responsible for making two copies of the OGS and SSHRC on line applications. The General Office will make two copies of the transcripts and the letters of reference.

Request that your transcripts and your letters of reference be sent directly to the General Office in the Department of History (address below). Transcripts must be provided for all post secondary school education (this includes international study programmes). Sometimes transcripts take some time to arrive, so please order transcripts as soon as possible to ensure that they arrive in the Department of History Main Office by October 9th.

49 Bader Lane
Watson Hall, Room 212
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

The research proposal is a critically important step in the application. It would be useful for you to speak with a faculty working in the area of your proposed MA studies for assistance in crafting a research proposal as soon as possible.

Graduate Student Instructions:

Graduate Students must submit the original and TWO COPIES of their application. (Yvonne Place will make copies of all transcripts and letters of reference on your behalf. These must be received either directly from the referees and universities or, if submitted by the applicant, must be submitted in sealed/signed envelopes.)

The preferred option is to have all OGS material sent to Yvonne Place by mail - either internal campus mail or via Canada Post. (a reminder that Priority Post will not be accepted for this or anything else sent to the Grad Office). The contact information for Yvonne is available on our website:

Yvonne Place, Graduate Assistant
c/o Department of Geography
68 University Avenue
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Due to Yvonne's absence in the period immediately prior to the submission deadline (complete applications must be in by October 9th as previously announced), if you nonetheless must submit something in person (reference letters by referees or the application by students), please take it the main department office (Watson Hall 212). Cathy Dickison and Cindy Fehr will accept the material and separate material for graduate from undergraduate applicants (though it would be helpful if you could identify this yourselves when handing things into them in the main office).

If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Place about this prior to October 3rd or Dr. Jeffrey McNairn thereafter.


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000