Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Funding & Awards

Sources of funding include:

  • Departmental Support. In 2018-2019, the minimum level of support for domestic Master's students is $14,000 per year for two years, and $18,000 per year for four years for Doctoral students.  Minimum funding levels are typically higher. The minimum level of support for international Master's students is $19,000 per year for two years, and $23,000 per year for four years for Doctoral students.  Again, minimum funding levels are typically higher.  Funding packages may include teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and internal and external awards in any combination at the discretion of the Department.
     
  • External Awards. Eligible applicants should apply for appropriate external awards including Ontario Graduate Scholarships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Fellowships, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Fellowships, International Development Research Council (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards and Canadian Institute of Health (CIHR) Awards. Information on these and other awards may be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University. Be advised that most of the deadlines for these awards are in September or early October.
     
  • Queen's University Fellowships and Awards. Suitable applicants will be nominated by the Department for a variety of awards such as McLaughlin Scholarships, Robert Sutherland Fellowships and, for Quebec residents, Senator Frank Carrel Fellowships. Most Fellowships are currently valued at $10,000. Students will also be considered for Ontario Graduate Scholarships, Department of Geography and Planning Fellowships or Awards for Exceptional Merit. International students with a first class standing will be nominated for an International Tuition Award which will help to offset the fee differential between Canadian and International fees.