How does funding work?
Ensuring that Aging and Health PhD students have sufficient funding while they complete their graduae deegree is essential to maintaining wellbeing and remaining focused on your academic progress. For more information regarding funding and frequently asked funding questions go the SGSPA Funding Packages webpage.
Graduate student funding for Aging and Health PhD students comes from a variety of sources. It may be from internal sources including competitive Queen’s internal fellowships, departmental awards, and Queen’s Graduate Awards (QGA). Students admitted into the Aging and Health PhD program will automatically be considered in their first year for internal awards offered by Queen's University. There is information about graduate student funding opportunities on the SGSPA webpage. Doctoral students are also eligible to apply for funding from the Student Experience Fund.
Paid teaching assistantships are available each year at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy (SRT).
Research assistantships could also be available and are monies paid to you for work that you do related either to your own thesis research (Graduate Research Fellowship or GRF) or a research project of your supervisor (Research Assistantship or RA).
Aging and Health PhD students are both encouraged and expected to apply for external funding such as NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, OGS and other sources. Students must apply to external funding agencies to be eligible for program to nominate them for most of the internal fellowships.