Queen's University
Prospective Students

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).  Applicants to the Centre for Neuroscience program with external funding awards will have a greater opportunity of being accepted to the program.  

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 each university where they may be enrolled in 2015-16.  The deadline for OGS awards is February 1st for the next academic 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)

Students should apply for all scholarships and awards for which they are eligible and many apply in the fall prior to starting a graduate degree program. Applicants who hold awards are given priority admission. Check the agency websites for eligibility requirements and instructions about how to apply.  The deadline for CIHR/NSERC awards is in the fall for the next academic year.

For information on CIHR http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/

For information on NSERC http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/

Internal Awards

Graduate Entrance Tuition Award (GETA)

Is awarded to the top-ranked domestic MSc/PhD incoming graduate student.  The value of the award is based on the acutal domestic tuition assessment approved by Queen's University Board of Trustees for the upcoming academic session. This award is not renewable and is adjudicated by the CNS graduate committee.  No application is necessary.

Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards (TARRAs)

The TARRA provides one time only "top-up" funding ($5,000 for Master’s and $7,500 for Doctoral students), for all new graduate students holding new Tri-Agency awards (Scholarships or Fellowships or Awards from NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR) valued between $17,500 and $35,000.