Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

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In 2018-19, Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) introduced Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Indigenous Students. The first of its kind in Canada, the program is designed to support the intellectual and scholarly development of senior doctoral candidates in ways that position them for success.

Building on the success of the inaugural program, in 2021-22, FAS expanded the program to include Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Black Studies. 

The program supports the BA Honours Major and Joint Honours in Indigenous Studies offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the BA General/Minor in Black Studies offered by the Department of Gender Studies. It is intended to reinforce the profile of the Indigenous and Black Studies programs at the graduate level and extend their interdisciplinary reach to departments, programs, and faculties across the university. 

Learn More about our Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Indigenous Students (Applications open until February 20, 2023)

Learn More about our Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Black Studies (Applications open until February 20, 2023)

To further support these candidates, and as part of our commitment to promoting justice and embracing a variety of scholarly perspectives, backgrounds and lived experiences, the Faculty of Arts and Science has also launched a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program for Indigenous Students and in Black Studies in 2022-23. 

Info Session and Meet and Greet

Join us for one of our upcoming events on February 9, 2023:

  • our Online Info Session from 2:00-2:45 (EST), which will include a brief 15-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A and conversation. Learn more about the program, requirements, and application process and find out how it can support you while you complete your PhD at your home institution. This is a unique fellowship opportunity within the Faculty of Arts and Science and the experience will provide Fellows with a competitive advantage in their careers. Sign up now to connect with us and have all of your questions answered. 

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  • a tour that will be conducted by Yellow House Staff from 3:00-3:45 pm (EST) and highlight spaces for graduate students for teaching and learning, researching, and relaxing on campus.  It will start and finish at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
  • our Meet and Greet from 4:00-6:00 pm (EST) Agnes Etherington Art Centre, which is an exciting opportunity for our prospective, previous, and current pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows and our community to connect with each other in an informal setting. The event will start with refreshments, followed by some brief remarks and additional networking opportunities. 

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NEW Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University is excited to launch a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program for Indigenous Students and in Black Studies, as part of our commitment to promoting justice and embracing a variety of scholarly perspectives, backgrounds and lived experiences.

The program will offer emerging scholars from a wide range of disciplines access to the financial support, mentorship and career development opportunities needed to build the foundation for a successful professional future.

This inaugural Post-Doctoral Fellowship program has been created to provide enhanced supports for early career Indigenous Students and those in Black Studies building upon the foundation of the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship program.

At this time the program is reserved for graduates of our Pre-Doctoral Fellowship program.