Department of Psychology

Department of

Psychology

Department of

Psychology

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GRADUATE STUDIES

Funding and Financial Support: Research Assistantships

Faculty who are engaged on extensive research programs and who are holders of major research grants usually require, as assistants, several graduate students who are working in a field of study related to that of the research program. Faculty may provide stipends to their graduate students as graduate research assistant fellowships (GRAF) or may employ a grad student as a research assistant (GRA). 

The GRAF is offered to provide funding support to enable the student to pursue research directly linked to their graduate studies (research thesis), and is accepted as financial assistance toward completing the degree requirements through acquisition of research training. 

Holders of major merit awards may not receive further assistance from a research grant that is from the same granting agency as the award. Financial support that is provided through a research contract may contain terms and conditions that will obligate the student, as a participant, to act in accordance with the research agreement signed with the sponsor. If students have concerns about this kind of financial support, they should contact the department/program graduate coordinator.

University Research Services (URS) provides a range of advice and administrative support services for Queen's University researchers. For more information, see the University Research Services website.