School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS-D) Recipients

Queen's Invests in Talent - Funding for Graduate Students

Queen’s University invests in Canada’s most talented graduate students with the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award for Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS-D) Recipients.

The Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award is valued at $10,000 for doctoral students entering their first year of study. All eligible applicants to the CGS-D who identify Queen's as their destination of choice (host institution) are automatically considered for the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award. Only eligible CGS-D holders will receive the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award.

All eligible applicants to the CGS-D are also automatically considered for the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence, which are valued at $30,000. Note that students cannot hold both the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award and Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence.  Also note recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship are not eligible for the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award or the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence.

These awards add to an already impressive $28 Million in merit-based Queen’s funding available to graduate students each year.

Value of the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award

  • ​$10,000 for the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award (in addition to $35,000 for the CGS-D)

How do I apply?

What happens next?

If you are successful in your 2018-19 CGS-D competition, and entering the first year of your PhD in 2018-19, you will automatically receive a Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award. The School of Graduate Studies will contact all recipients in summer 2018. 


If you have questions about the Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award, please contact us.

Why Queen's? 

With professional development opportunities such as the Expanding Horizons workshop series, resources for living and staying well offered through the prize-winning SGS Habitat, and a Career Services Unit that will connect you with the skills and information you need to turn your academic achievements into an equally impressive career, Queen's School of Graduate Studies has a great deal to offer CGS-D recipients. 

Not only do we invest in talent, your graduate funding goes further in Kingston. Rent and the cost of living are relatively low and you can ride the bus anywhere in the city free of charge during the academic year by showing your student card. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario and centrally located between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, Kingston is big enough to provide all of the conveniences you need and small enough for you to settle in quickly and feel right at home. It is known for its waterfront and proximity to the Thousand Islands, and Eastern Ontario is known for its lakes and natural beauty. Did you know that Queen's has Biology Stations on Lake Opinicon and Elbow Lake that the School of Graduate Studies uses for writing retreats? Both are less than an hour's drive north of Kingston and Queen's will help you get there!

As a student at Queen’s, you will be part of a vibrant community. Graduate students make up a large part (20%) of the student body – the second highest proportion of graduate student enrolment in Ontario –  and Queen's is a place where graduate students learn and discover in a close-knit intellectual community while working alongside leading scholars in award-winning libraries and cutting-edge labs. The Queen's graduate student community also engages in a variety of co- and extra-curricular activities. Between our community initiatives, our newly completed athletic facilities, long list of clubs and renowned Grad Club, your biggest problem might just be finding the time to indulge all of your passions!