The Centre has set a minimum recommended stipend of $21,000 per annum for each full-time MSc student and $23,000 per annum for each PhD students. The CNS does not guarantee additional funding in the form of Teaching Assistantships (TA’s).
All Centre for Neuroscience Studies graduate students (who do not currenlty hold external funding) are required to apply for all awards for which they are eligible.
Financial assistance for individual full-time graduate students will be available from the following sources:
- Queen’s University internal fellowships and graduate awards.
- External scholarships from government and/or granting agencies (CIHR/NSERC).
- Supervisors Research Grants.
The CNS policy regarding TA payments is as follows: students are allowed to keep up to a maximum of $2,000 of any TAship (or combination of TAships) in addition to the minimum stipend. If your TA (or combination of TA’s) exceeds $2,000 then the remaining amount is divided in half, with half going to the student and the other half being allocated towards your minimum stipend. For example, if you were to be awarded an $8,000 TA then the total amount that you would receive on top of your minimum stipend would be $5,000. The remaining $3,000 would become part of your minimum stipend.
Ontario Graduate Scholarships
The Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) promote excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels. OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to graduate students in all graduate disciplines in Ontario Universities. Eligible students apply for OGS through Queen's University. The Centre for Neuroscience Studies OGS deadline is February 1st of each year.
Scholarship Value: $15,000 for one academic year, normally paid out in 3 equal installments. The award is not renewable.
Federal and Tri-Council Award (CIHR/NSERC)
Check the agency websites for eligibility requirements and instructions about how to apply. Official deadlines are announced in early fall.
For information on CIHR http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/
For information on NSERC http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/
Internal award deadlines are announced in late spring of each academic year.
Centre For Neuroscience Studies Conference Travel Award
The Centre for Neuroscience Studies offers travel awards valued at $300 for graduate students registered in the Neuroscience Graduate Program to attend national or international conferences. The student must be first (presenting) author for an abstract submitted for presentation at the conference. Graduate students may only receive this award once in each calendar year and must be in the funding eligible period of your program.
To apply for this award please submit a copy of your abstract with conference details to Graduate Office firstname.lastname@example.org prior to attending the conference. Once you return from the conference please send a follow-up email indicating you have attend and then the award is released. Students who receive these awards are reminded that this money is to be used to offset travel expenses please make sure to account for it if you are submitting a travel reimbursement.
Honourable Hugh F. Gibson Memorial Award
This is awarded to either a PhD or MSc student on the basis of outstanding academic and/or research achievement in the area of Neuroscience with a focus on Alzheimer’s Research in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University
Gordon Wallace Swan Memorial Fellowship
This is awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible Master’s PhD students enrolled in the CNS. Preference will be given to students who are conducting research in the neurodegenerative disorders that include PSP and Parkinson’s Disease.
Latham Family Award
This is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and/or research achievement to funding-eligible Master’s or Ph.D. level students enrolled in Neuroscience Studies. Preference will be given to students who are conducting research in Bullying, Behavioural or Addiction Research.
Graduate Student Conference Travel Award (CTA)
Value: $300 The Centre for Neuroscience Studies will provide up to $300 for graduate students registered in the Neuroscience Graduate Program to attend national or international conferences. Graduate students may only receive this award once in each calendar year. The student must be first (presenting) author for an abstract submitted for presentation at the conference. Please note that this award is received after the conference is attended and cannot be given as an advance.
To apply for this award simply send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
1. A copy of your abstract
2. Name and date and of conference attended
To ensure you are eligible to receive this award please submit your request prior to attending the conference.