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Awards Available for Graduate Students

The Department of Chemistry's Graduate Awards & Scholarship Committee:  Richard Oleschuk (Chair), Natalie Cann, Jean-Michel Nunzi

Additional information on awards and scholarships, can be found on the School of Graduate Studies web site.

Faculty members who agree to write reference letters for applicants might find the "Tips for Referees PDF 346" document useful.

Entrance Awards for New Students

Graduate Entrance Tuition Award (GETA) - Apply to Graduate Studies by February 1, 2018

The Department of Chemistry is allocated 1 to 2 Graduate Entrance Tuition Awards which is awarded to new, incoming domestic full-time funding-eligible graduate students who will begin their studies as of September of the upcoming academic session with an average of at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two years of study.

The amount of the award is equivalent to the current academic year's domestic tuition fee, to a maximum amount of the approved standard tuition fee for domestic Master's/Doctoral students.

2018-2019 Award Amount: $6414

Application Deadline: To be considered, please submit your completed SGS online application by February 1, 2018

The Department of Chemistry considers this award to be in addition to the minimum guaranteed stipend.

Queen's Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Awards (TARRAs) - Apply to Tri-Council by Specific Deadline

The TARRA provides a one-time only award for all new graduate students holding new Tri-Agency awards valued between $17,500 and $35,00.

New Master's students enrolled in OR starting year 1 of their Master's program in the current academic year, who start their new awards from NSERC or CIHR no later than 4 months after their initial registration in their Master's programs at Queen's University will be given $5,000.

New Doctoral students enrolled in OR starting year 1 of their Doctoral program who start their new awards from NSERC or CIHR no later than 4 months after their initial registration in their Doctoral programs at Queen's University will be given $10,000.

These awards are granted for the first year of registration only, and is not renewable

Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence - Deadline: December 1, 2017 for PhD; January 5, 2018 for MSc

The Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence (AEA) recognizes excellence and research potential of applicants who will begin their graduate degree programs in the School of Graudate Studies at Queen's in 2018-19. It is named in honour of Queen's University Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald, co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. 

Value of the Award: $15,000 for MSc and $30,000 for PhD. The award is non-renewable and awarded in the first year of studies only.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Applicants who have achieved a first-class average (equivalent to an A- or better at Queen's), in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent)

2018-19 Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 for PhD; January 5, 2018 for MSc

How to Apply:

For MSc Applicants:

  1. If you have applied to the 2018-2019 CGS-M and have identified Queen's as a potential host institution  - No action is required, your application will be automatically considered for an AEA

  2. If you have applied to the 2018-2019 CGS-M competition but you did not indicate Queen's as a potential host institution - Submit a PDF copy of your completed Tri-Council application to grad.studies@queensu.ca and complete your application to graduate studies at Queen's including all required documentation by January 5, 2018

  3. If you have not applied to the 2018-2019 CGS-M competition, but you meet the AEA eligibility criteria - Complete and submit the "Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence" online application and complete your application to graduate studies at Queen's including all required documentation by January 5, 2018.

For PhD Applicants:

  1. If you have applied to either the SSHRC or NSERC 2018-2019 Doctoral Scholarship Competition or to the 2017 CIHR Doctoral Research Award Competition through Queen's - No action is required, your application will be automatically considered for an AEA

  2. If you have applied to either the SSHRC or NSERC 2018-2019 Doctoral Scholarship Competition or to the 2017 CIHR Doctoral Research Award Competition through another Canadian university or directly to the applicable tri-councel - Submit a PDF copy of your completed Tri-Council application to grad.studies@queensu.ca and complete your application to graduate studies at Queen's including all required documentation by December 1, 2017

  3. If you have not applied for Tri-Council funding, but you meet the AEA eligibility criteria - Complete and submit the "Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence" online application and complete your application to graduate studies at Queen's including all required documentation by December 1, 2017.

Notification of Outcome: All applications will be reviewed and you will receive notification of the outcome no later than February 27, 2018.

Complete information and online application

Departmental Awards

1960's Scholarship (Chemistry)

The 1960's Chemistry Scholarship was established in January 2010 by members of the chemistry classes of the 1960's to acknowledge the outstanding education they received in the Chemistry Department of Queen's University and to commemorate the wonderful teachers they had in their years in the Department of Chemistry at Queen's. The scholarship is awarded to a master's student, who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in the first year of the graduate program in Chemistry at Queen's University.  The recipient will be deemed the best applicant to the graduate program in the department in the current application/admission cycle, based on the strength of the applicant's academic record and letters of recommendation.

Value: $2,500 (minimum)

McAdie Chemistry Doctoral Student Award

The McAdie Chemistry Doctoral Student Award was established in March 2006 by Dr. Harry McAdie, M.A. 1954, Ph.D. 1956, in memory of his supervisor, Professor Grenville B. Frost, teach, mentor and friend. Dr. McAdie received the first Ph.D. in Chemistry at Queen's University in 1956. Awarded on the basis of academic merit to a student enrolled in the first year of the Doctoral program in Chemistry at Queen's, who obtained a baccalaureate degree at a Canadian university. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Value: $1,000

 

Awards & Scholarships for International Students

2018-2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) - Deadline: February 1, 2018

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 2018-19. The department is able to nominate one international student to be considered for the allotted visa student awards.

Scholarship Value: $15,000 for one academic year, normally paid out in 3 equal installments. The award is not renewable.

2018-19 Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Complete Information and Online Application

Note: The Department of Chemistry uses the OGS applications to nominate graduate students (both domestic and international) for other internal and departmental awards as such eligible graduate students are highly encouraged to submit an application.

2018-2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Competition - CLOSED

2018-19 Application Deadline: October 12, 2017

Guidelines, complete instructions, and the online application form for the 2018-2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Competition is now available on the Vanier website.

General Eligibility:

  • doctoral students only;
  • no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018;
  • both domestic and international students who meet all eligibility criteria may be considered;
  • must have an overall average of at least A- or the equivalent in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent;
  • must not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, SSHRC, or NSERC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Complete details on the following can be found on the Vanier Eligibility website:

  • Who is eligible to apply;
  • Minimum academic eligibility standards for applicants;
  • Selecting the appropriate granting agency;
  • Review process;
  • Selection criteria;
  • All acceptance and eligibility conditions to hold a 2018-2019 Vanier CGS;

Complete Detail Information (176 KB)

2018-2019 Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowships - Deadline: December 15, 2017

2018-19 Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of 100,000 key women educators in 17 countries that promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. The World Fellowship Fund was established to provide opportunities for women from foreign countries to pursue graduate studies in Canada and the United States.

Fellowship Value: $4,000 USD

Eligibility Requirements:

  • be a registered full-time Master's or Doctoral student at Queen's University;
  • be a female student with a valid study permit and cannot be a citizen, landed immigrant, or permanent resident of Canada or the United States;
  • have TOEFL score or equivalent documentation, unless English is the applicant's mother tongue;
  • not be completing their degree requirements in 2018. Award holders must be enrolled in their program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit the completed application to:

Sylvia Dopking
860 Norwest Rd. #405
Kingston, ON
K7P 3K3

Email: syldop@bell.net

  • Application must be completed in English and only using the space provided (addenda will not be considered);
  • Official University/College transcripts from all previous post-secondary studies including an official Queen’s University transcripts that shows your registration in the Fall 2017 session;
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL score or equivalent);
  • Three confidential letters of reference;
  • Selection criteria;
  • To avoid loss or misplacement of documents in the mail or otherwise, we advise all applicants to collect and assemble all required application materials including reference letters and transcripts (in signed sealed envelopes) and deliver their complete package to, Sylvia Dopking by the deadline.

Application (doc, 410 KB)

Tri-Agency Awards and Ontario Graduate Scholarships

2018-2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) - Deadline: February 1, 2018

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 2018-19.

Scholarship Value: $15,000 for one academic year, normally paid out in 3 equal installments. The award is not renewable.

2018-19 Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Complete Information and Online Application

Note: The Department of Chemistry uses the OGS applications to nominate graduate students for other internal and departmental awards as such eligible graduate students are highly encouraged to submit an application.

2018-2019 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's (CGS M) Competition - CLOSED

2018-19 Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

For students who would like the graduate awards committee to review their application prior to submission, please submit a paper copy of your application to the Graduate Assistant by the internal review deadline.  The graduate awards committee will examine the application and provide comments and suggestions.

Internal Review Deadline: November 20, 2017

Guidelines and complete instructions for the 2018-2019 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS M) competition are now available at the NSERC website.

Applications are submitted online by the applicant, checked online by staff at the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), reviewed electronically by the relevant SGS Fellowship Committee/Subcommittee members, and submitted to the Tri Agencies online by Queen's University's Scholarships Liaison Officer (SLO), Monica Corbett.

Students submit their application to the university at which they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal. The Canadian Common CV (CCV) must be completed and linked to the application.The online Canadian common CV (CCV) and the online "Research Portal" application for the 2018-2019 CGS M competition are now available on the Research Portal website.

Transcripts: Applicants upload transcripts to their online application. Official, original, up-to-date transcripts issued by the University's Registrar's office are required. Certified photocopies will be accepted only for transcripts from foreign locations where official transcripts would be hard to obtain. These photocopies must be signed by the SLO, or Awards Officers, School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University. Current Queen's student must submit a transcript for their current program, regardless of the number of months completed, to demonstrate registration in the program.

Reference Accessments: Each application must be accompanied by two Reference Assessments. These must be completed by persons capable of making an informed assessment, and they cannot be completed by a proposed supervisor unless that person is also, or also has been, the applicant's supervisor. Applicants will not be able to submit the application until the 2 assessments have been completed and linked to the application.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Must be enrolled in, have applied for, or are apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master's or doctoral level;
  • Must not have previously held a CGS M;
  • Must have achieved a first-class average (A-, at Queen's), as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time);
  • Must have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application, between zero and 12 months of full-time studies in:
    • the master's program for which the applicant is requesting funding; or
    • the doctoral program for which the applicant is requesting funding if the applicant was admitted into a doctoral program directly from a bachelor's program; or
    • a master's program, but the applicant is requesting funding for a doctoral program

Selection Criteria and Relative Weightings:

As required by the Tri-Agencies, members of the School of Graduate Studies Fellowship Committee and/or Graduate Council's Fellowships Subcommittees will use the following criteria and weightings when choosing CGS M recipients:

Criteria Description Weight
Academic Excellence
As demonstrated by past academic results, transcripts, awards and distinctions.
Indicators of Academic Excellence:
- Academic record
- Scholarships and awards held
- Duration of previous studies
- Type of program and courses pursued
- Course load
- Relative standing (if available)
50%
Reserach Potential
As demonstrated by the applicant's research history, his/her interest in discover, the proposed research, its potential contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the field, and any anticipated outcomes.
Indicators of Research Potential:
- Quality and originality of contributions to research and development
- Relevance of work experience and academic training to field of proposed research
- Significance, feasibility, and merit of proposed reserach
- Judgment and ability to think critically
- Ability to apply skills and knowledge
- Initiative, autonomy and independence
- Research experience and achievements relative to expectations of someone with the candidate's academic experience
30%
Personal Characteristics and Interpersonal Skills
As demonstrated by the applicant's past professional and relevant extracurricular interactions and collaborations.
Indicators of Personal Characteristics and Interpersonal Skills:
- Work experience
- Leadership experience
- Project management including organizing conferences and meetings
- The ability or potential to communicate theoretical, technical and/or scientific concepts clearly and logically in written and oral formats
- Involvement in academic life
- Volunteerism/community outreach
20%
Total   100%

2018-2019 NSERC Doctoral Scholarship Competition - CLOSED

2018-19 Application Deadline: October 19, 2017

For students who would like the graduate awards committee to review their application prior to submission, please submit a paper copy of your application to the Graduate Assistant by the internal review deadline.  The graduate awards committee will examine the application and provide comments and suggestions.

Internal Review Deadline: October 10, 2017

Guidelines, complete instructions, and the online application form for the 2018-2019 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) and Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral competitions are now available at the NSERC website.

NSERC applications are submitted online by the applicant, checked online by staff at the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), reviewed electronically by the relevant School of Graduate Studies Fellowship/Awards subcommittee members, and submitted to NSERC online by the university’s Scholarships Liaison Officers (SLO). The online application is known as Form 201. Applicants must use the most recent version of Form 201. NSERC will not accept paper copies of applications.

Complete instructions for completing and submitting the online application.

Official, original transcripts are required. Certified photocopies will be accepted only for transcripts from foreign locations where official transcripts would be hard to obtain. These photocopies must be signed by the SLO, or Awards Officers, School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University.

Complete details on the awards available, eligibility and conditions. 

Applicants must consult the Eligibility Criteria for Students and Fellows section of the website for important information and any updates to eligibility criteria pertaining to proposed program of study and research.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Must hold, or expect to hold (at the time of beginning the award), a degree in science or engineering from a university whose standing is recognized by NSERC;
  • Intent to pursue, in the following year, full-time graduate studies and research at the doctoral level in an eligible program in one of the areas of the natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC;
  • Must have obtained a first-class average (an average of A-, at Queen's) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent);
  • Must not have previously taken up an NSERC PGS or IPS, or a CGS or a Vanier CGS, for the program of study to which the student is currently applying for funding;
  • Must not hold, or have held, a Canada Graduate Scholarship at the same level as the level to which the student is currently applying, from either CIHR or SSHRC.

Selection Criteria and Relative Weightings:

Refer closely to Appendix A: Selection criteria and indicators for scholarship and fellowship applications (31KB) to understand how applications are reviewed and adjudicated by both Queen's University and NSERC. Also, and as required by NSERC, the School of Graduate Studies Fellowship Committee members will use the following criteria and weightings when choosing applications to forward to NSERC:

Criteria PGSD
Academic Excellence 30%
Reserach Ability/Potential 50%
Communication, Interpersonal and Leadership Abilities 20%
Total 100%
2018-2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Competition - CLOSED

2018-19 Application Deadline: October 12, 2017

Guidelines, complete instructions, and the online application form for the 2018-2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Competition is now available on the Vanier website.

General Eligibility:

  • doctoral students only;
  • no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018;
  • both domestic and international students who meet all eligibility criteria may be considered;
  • must have an overall average of at least A- or the equivalent in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent;
  • must not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, SSHRC, or NSERC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Complete details on the following can be found on the Vanier Eligibility website:

  • Who is eligible to apply;
  • Minimum academic eligibility standards for applicants;
  • Selecting the appropriate granting agency;
  • Review process;
  • Selection criteria;
  • All acceptance and eligibility conditions to hold a 2018-2019 Vanier CGS;

Complete Detail Information (176 KB)

2018-2019 CIHR Doctoral Research Awards - CLOSED

2018-19 Application Deadline: October 3, 2017

The online application to the 2018-19 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Awards competition is open.

Note: CIHR calls it the 2017/18 competition, but it is for students applying for funding to start as of academic year 2018-19.

These awards support graduate students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field, for the academic year 2018-19. The awards are valued at $30,000 per year (stipend) + $5,000 per year (research allowance).

The proposed research/training to be supported must fall under the mandate of CIHR. As such, the intended outcomes of the research/training must primarily improve or have an impact on health and/or produce more effective health services and products and/or strengthen the Canadian health care system. Applicants must decide if their research/training can be funded under CIHR’s mandate prior to applying. Applicants should consult the information on Selecting the Appropriate Federal Granting Agency.

The award program is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada at the time of application. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 months of graduate study at the Master's or doctoral level as of the application deadline to be eligible. There is also a maximum number of months after which one is ineligible to apply. These and all other important details and instructions are found on the CIHR website.

Applications must be completed via ResearchNet. The School of Graduate Studies is responsible for forwarding all completed and submitted applications of eligible students to CIHR via ResearchNet.

External Awards and Scholarships

2017 Walter C Sumner Memorial Fellowships - CLOSED

The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships are available to Canadian citizens engaged in or about to start doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). While all awards remain at the discretion (as to number and value and recipient) of the Foundation, it is the Foundation's intent to again award approximately 24 Fellowships this year with a value of $8,000.00 each.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be engaged in or about to start doctoral studies in Chemistry, at Queen's University;
  • Be a Canadian citiizen;
  • Live in Canada, although at the time of application a candidate may be studying outside the country;
  • Hold a degree from a Canadian university other than the one at which the doctoral studies will be conducted during the tenure of the fellowship;
  • If only a degree at the Bachelor's level is held, the applicant must have at least two years experience in either teaching or industry in the chosen field of study; and
  • If awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship, a participant must inform the Walter C. Sumner Foundation.
  • Preference will be given to those born in Nova Scotia, followed by those born in any of the other Atlantic Provinces.

Scholarship Value: $8,000 (may change; at the discretion of the Foundation)

2017 Application Deadline: TBA (Submit complete applications to the Graduate Assistant, Michelle Boutilier)

Complete Information and Application

2017-2018 Mackenzie King Scholarship Competition - CLOSED

Applications for the Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is now available to download at www.mkingscholarships.ca. Applicants must submit their application directly to the School of Graduate Studies at the university from which they most recently graduated or where they are currently enrolled. The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One 2017-2018 Open Scholarship is awarded nationally.

A candidate may not hold a Mackenzie King Scholarship at the same time as other scholarships without the written approval of the Board of Scholarship Trustees. This approval is usually given provided that the candidate's total scholarship support, including the Mackenzie King Scholarship, does not exceed a maximum amount defined by the Board. Lately the maximum amount has been the candidate's expected tuition fees (approx. $6,500) plus $16,000, but is subject to change.

Application Procedure:

A complete application consists of the following, each of which should be sent directly to the "Mackenzie King Scholarships Competition" c/o the School of Graduate Studies of the student's home university:

  1. The completed and signed application form (including attached sheets A and B as described on that form);
  2. Three letters of reference from persons who have an intimate knowledge of the student's record and ability and are able to give a critical evaluation of the student's plans for postgraduate study. At least two of these testimonials must be from persons under whom the student has taken their work at university, or from senior colleagues with whom they have been associated in academic teaching or research;
  3. Certified copies of official transcripts of marks and other academic records from each university attended. If a transcript is not available, you may substitute a certified statement by the Registrar or the Faculty concerned.

These items must be received by the School of Graduate Studies of the student's home university by the deadline.  Please note that applications sent directly to the Board will not be considered.

Scholarship Value: $8,500 (is subject to change)

2017-2018 Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

2018-2019 DAAD Study Scholarships and Research Grants - CLOSED

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Among other funding opportunities, DAAD offers research grants and/or study scholarships for students with as least a Bachelor's degree to either study or do research in Germany.

Study Scholarships: available to highly qualified graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate or Master's degree courses and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution. Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students in degree-granting programs to complete a full degree course in Germany. The duration of the Study Scholarship is between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme. Scholarship funding periods must start as of October 1.

Study Scholarship Application

Research Grants: awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates or Post-Doctoral fellows who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Funding may also be granted to recent PhDs who would like to conduct research. Graduate students should be enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program. PhD candidates should have a minimum of ABD status (All but Dissertation) by the time the scholarship starts. Doctoral and Post-doctoral applicants may also apply. All academic disciplines are eligible. Graduate research grants are granted from one to 10 months, with the possibility of a one-year extension. Doctoral candidates wishing to complete their degree in Germany may receive up to there one-year extensions. Funding periods must start as of October 1.

Research Grant Application

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants are requested to have a well-defined project that makes a stay in Germany essential;
  • Applicants may apply at any point in their graduate studies;
  • Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens enrolled full-time;
  • International students may apply if they have been full-time graduate students for more than one academic year at the time of application. International students must contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility status.

2018-2019 Application Deadline: October 5, 2017 (Submit 3 hard copies of the application, application summary, and supporting documentation to the School of Graduate Studies)

Memo from the School of Graduate Studies (119KB)

2018-2019 IODE Canada War Memorial Doctoral Scholarship - CLOSED

The IODE Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research makes important contributions to Canada and to the world in medicine, science, business, politics and academic. Applicants are judged on academic excellence and potential. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and in at least their 2nd year of a doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university. Interested candidates must first complete and submit the Letter of Intent to IODE Canada by the deadline before continuing with the application.

Scholarship Value: $20,000

2018-19 Letter of Intent Deadline: October 1, 2017

2018-19 Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Complete Information and Online Application

2017 Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Grant - CLOSED

The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Grant was established to provide financial support and promote graduate student research in the field of clean energy at Canadian Universities. Clean energy encompasses energy sources and processes that are an alternative to fossil fuels, with minimizing, neutral or ameliorating consequences on the environment. The objective of the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Grant is to develop research skills and assist in the training of qualified individuals.

Scholarship Value: $10,000

2017 Application Deadline: October 2, 2017 at Midnight (PST)

Complete Information and Grant Application

Internal Awards and Scholarships

2017-2018 Graduate Dean's Travel Grant for Doctoral Field Research - Deadline: January 22, 2018

The Graduate Dean's Travel Grants for Doctoral Field Research are available to contribute to the support of field research that is central to the doctoral dissertation and that must be carried out at a considerable distance from Queen's University. Applications for field research undertaken in Ontario have also been approved for locations in remote areas or when the nature of the fieldwork requires the student to be away for long periods of time. Applications to attend conferences, workshops or courses will not be supported under this program. The maximum single award is $3000 and the maximum that a student may receive during the doctoral program is $3000. However, students should realize that this is a maximum and since the intent is to contribute towards the costs of travel, the Committee may decide to make contributions of less than $3000.

Applications are assessed on the basis of academic merit, on the centrality of the fieldwork to the thesis research, the coherence of the proposal, financial need and the departmental ranking.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Any student who plans to travel for research purposes, any time between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018, is eligible to apply to this competition
  • Students must complete their Comprehensive (Candidacy) Examination requirement before taking up the Graduate Dean's Doctoral Field Travel Award. So, any student planning to complete their comprehensive examinations between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018, is therefore eligible to apply to this competition
  • Students must take up their award within 12 months of being notified of receipt of the award
  • Students must be registered full time in their Doctoral program during the tenure of the award

Grant Value: maximum of $3000

Departmental Application Deadline: January 22, 2018 (Submit complete applications to the Graduate Assistant, Michelle Boutilier)

Application Form (Word,59KB)

R.S. McLaughlin Fellowships

The R.S. McLaughlin Fellowships are merit-based fellowships established by a generous benefactor of Queen's University, who provided endowments for the establishment of graduate fellowships in their name. The number of awards available for the Department of Chemistry varies each year.

Fellowship Value: $10,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Funding-eligible graduate students who have an average of at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two years of study
  • Must be an Ontario resident for the purpose of OSOTF awards (An Ontario student is deemed to be a student who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who resides in the Province of Ontario by virtue of his/her registration status as a full-time or part-time on-campus student at the undergraduate or post-graduate level. Students newly admitted to the University, whose address upon admission is outside of Ontario, will not be deemed to be residents of Ontario during their first term of study. Providing the student is continually registered as an on-campus student in consecutive terms of study, or academic sessions as appropriate, the student will be deemed to be a resident of Ontario) 
  • May not hold an R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship at the same time as a major external scholarship (i.e. NSERC, OGS, or QEII GGST)

Application Procedure:

The Department of Chemistry uses the OGS applications to nominate graduate students (both domestic and international) for other internal and departmental awards. To be considered for an R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship please submit an OGS application by the deadline.

OGS Complete Information and Online Application

Departmental Awards

Application Procedure:

The Department of Chemistry uses the OGS applications to nominate graduate students (both domestic and international) for other internal and departmental awards. To be considered for any of the below departmental awards please submit an OGS application by the deadline.

OGS Complete Information and Online Application

The R.T. Mohan Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry

The R.T. Mohan Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry is awarded annually to a promising student engaged in full-time graduate work.

Value: $1,000

The William Neish Fellowship in Chemistry

The William Neish Fellowship in Chemistry, a fellowship endowed by Ada E. Neish and Laura Neish Black of Kingston, is awarded annually to a university graduate who will carry on research work for the whole session and embody the results in a thesis.

Value: variable

The Milton Hersey Fellowship in Chemistry

The Milton Hersey Fellowship in Chemistry, a fellowship endowed by Milton L. Hersey, M.S.c, LL.D. of Montreal, is awarded annually to a graduate of a university or technical college who will carry on research for the whole session and embody the results in a thesis.

Value: variable