Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Funding and Awards

The Gender Studies graduate programs provide substantial and competitive funding. Since the founding of the Gender Studies MA program in 2009, student funding has remained above the average of U15 Master’s programs, and of MA programs at Queen’s.

The program regularly enrolls multiple students who hold SSHRC awards, other major external scholarship, or Queen’s University named fellowships. When multiple students bring fellowships the program increases its overall funding profile and distributes this among students to raise all funding packages.

The department also provides Teaching Assistantship opportunities to enrolled students. TAs perform up to, but not more than 10 weekly hours of lecture attendance, tutorial leadership, preparation, marking and consulting with students. 

Award funds are paid in three equal installments at the start of each term (fall, winter, spring/summer). TAs receive a paycheque on the last day of each month in which they are employed.

External and Internal Fellowships

All applicants with a first-class average (A- or better at Queen’s) in each of their last two years of study may apply to receive the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence ($15,000 MA award; $30,000 PhD award) in their first year of study.

All SSHRC applicants who list Queen’s as a host institution are automatically considered for the Arthur B. McDonald Prize.

Students who receive SSHRC in the first year of study receive an additional $5000 (MA) or $10000 (PhD) cash award from Queen’s.

Gender Studies also nominates all eligible new and continuing students for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000) and for Queen's University named fellowships (ranging from $4,000-$20,000).

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