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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com for calculation to verify your eligibility.
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
Referees' Tips To Writing Reference Letters. This letter has useful information to guide students in preparing their referees to write strong letters.