Funding Opportunities General Info

Funding Opportunities General Information

The School offers competitive funding packages for all graduate students including Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships via supervisors, and internal funding awards through a competitive process.  Opportunities are also available through external funding agencies.

Funding Eligibility - Lifetime Restrictions

You must not exceed the lifetime maximum of six (6) years of government-funded student awards.  Details about this eligibility requirement may be found in the SKHS OGS Application Instructions available below.

Funding Eligibility - Grades

The minimum eligibility average for applicants for OGS and Tri-Council Funding Awards is the equivalent of one of either:   A-  /  80%  /  3.7 GPA

The calculation varies by award type and will be calculated in one of three ways:

  • all grades from the last 2 years of study combined
  • average for each of the last two years calculated separately
  • average of 20 of the most recent grades noted on your transcript

If you are unsure of your overall average, and you are a current Queen's student, send an email to the SKHS Graduate Assistant at: and request that your current average be calculated for funding application purposes - please include your Queen's ID #. 

If you are a student external to Queen's, you may either request that your own university run your grade average for you, or send an unofficial transcript to the SKHS Graduate Assistant via email at: for calculation to verify your eligibility.

1.   OGS 2016 - SKHS Submission Deadline:  Sunday 01 March 2016 by 11:59 pm

CLICK here for OGS funding application instructions

2.   CIHR / NSERC / SSHRC Funding Award Information (Tri-Council Funding)

Click here for CIHR / NSERC / SSHRC Funding Award Information (Tri-Council Funding)

3.    Funding Opportunities Other Major Awards

Click here for Funding Opportunities - Other Major Awards

4.    How to Ask for A Reference Letter              HowToAskForAReferenceLetter

All funding applications require strong academic reference letters

Here is a useful tool to ensure you obtain the best reference letters for your funding award application

5.    Tips document for referees writing reference letters for ALL funding award competitions is available here: 

Referees' Tips To Writing Reference Letters.    This letter has useful information to guide students in preparing their referees to write strong letters.