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Funding Opportunities

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:

  1. Queen’s University internal fellowships and graduate awards.
  2. External scholarships from government and/or granting agencies (CIHR/NSERC).
  3. Supervisors Research Grants.


External Awards

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 Awards

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 russol@queensu.ca 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.