Chapter 14 Student Awards


Queen’s University Student Awards Website

Queen’s Internal Awards

Queen’s Graduate Awards (QGA)

QGA allocations are made to Departments/Programs based on the number of funding-eligible graduate students (full-time equivalent, or, FTE) that appear on the University’s official November 1 count. Queen’s Graduate Awards (QGAs) are awarded annually on the recommendation of a Department, Program, School or Faculty to the School of Graduate Studies. QGAs are awarded to eligible Master’s and Doctoral students in all fields. The value of the QGA is variable, but will not exceed $18,000 in 2014-2015.

Graduate Entrance Tuition Awards (GETA)

Graduate Entrance Tuition Awards (GETAs) are distributed to eligible Master's and Doctoral students in all fields, on the recommendation of a Department, Program, School, or Faculty to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). The award is given to an incoming graduate student with an average of at least A- (A minus) (or equivalent) in each of the last two years.
  • The award must be given to a new, incoming graduate student with an average of at least A- (A minus) (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 of the approved tuition fee for domestic Master’s/Doctoral students).
  • GETAs must be awarded to domestic full-time funding-eligible students.
  • The recipient must be enrolled in a first year Doctoral or Master’s program full-time as of September of the upcoming academic session.
  • The award is held in the first year of study only, and is not renewable.

 

International Tuition Awards (ITAs)

Each new international Doctoral student admitted to full time study receives an ITA (or ITA equivalent) to be held for the duration of their period of funding eligibility (i.e. years 1-4 of a four-year Doctoral program, years 1-3 of a three-year Doctoral program) provided they also maintain full time registration and international student status. The annual award is $5,000.

Conference Travel Awards

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) allocates a lump sum of CTA funding to each department/program based on student enrolments (full time domestic and international students in year 1 or years 1-2 of a one-year or two year Master’s program, respectively or years 1-4 of a PhD program). Departments/programs allocate awards to their students who meet the award criteria. Departments/programs also have the flexibility to determine the amount of each award.
 
1. Awards must be used to provide financial support for travel, accommodation, food and registration fees associated with a recognized conference at which the student is presenting their own or co-authored paper or poster.
2. Recipients must be registered full time in a graduate degree program within the School of Graduate Studies at the time of the conference.
3. Students who are registered full time but are beyond their funding- eligible period (years 1-2 for Master’s students, years 1-4 for Ph.D. students) and are presenting their own paper or poster at a conference may be eligible to receive a CTA. The decision to allocate awards to beyond funding-eligible students resides with the department /program.

 

R.S. McLaughlin and Franklin and Helene Bracken Fellowships

The R.S. McLaughlin Fellowships and Franklin and Helene Bracken Fellowships are merit based fellowships established by two generous benefactors of Queen's University, who provided endowments for the establishment of graduate fellowships in their names. The R.S. McLaughlin Fellowships and Franklin and Helene Bracken Fellowships are designated as "Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF)" awards. Under the OSOTF program, the Ontario government matched funding for awards designated for Ontario residents. The value of the R.S. McLaughlin Fellowships, and Franklin and Helene Bracken Fellowships is $10,000 for one academic year.

 

Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Program Awards

 

The Abrahams Prize in Physiology

Established by the Abramsky Foundation to honour Dr. Vivian Abrahams, distinguished physiologist, Professor of Physiology at Queen's from 1963 to 1995 and Head of the Department from 1976 to 1988. Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Physiology who shows exceptional promise for independent research. Value: variable.

The Dr. Gerald and Marion Marks Prize in Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology

Established in June 2008 by family, friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. Gerald Marks, former Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Mrs. Marion Marks, and awarded to the M.Sc. or Ph.D. graduate student deemed to have had the best thesis in the Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology field of the DBMS graduate program, in a calendar year. Students are nominated by their supervisor(s), which will include 1) a letter of nomination from the supervisor; 2) a letter of support from another faculty member who is familiar with the student’s research; 3) the abstract of the thesis; and 4) an up-to-date curriculum vitae of the student. The adjudication committee will consist of three members including the Graduate Student Representative, the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, and the Head of the Department. Value: Award (value variable) and Plaque.

 

The Jane Poulson Memorial Prize in Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology

Established in February 2004 by the Estate of Dr. Jane Poulson, B.Sc. 1974, M.Sc. 1976, with additional contributions by friends and colleagues and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to graduate students in the Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology field of the DBMS graduate program. The adjudication committee shall comprise three members including the graduate student representative and the graduate field coordinator, and another faculty member associated with the field. Selection will be based upon all aspects of the student's graduate endeavour including: performance in course work, progress in research (based on a one-page abstract written by the candidate), participation in seminars/journal clubs, and performance in teaching. Value: variable.

 

The Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology Alumni Fellowship

Established from donations by alumni of the graduate program in Pharmacology and Toxicology and their friends. Awarded to a graduate student(s) in the Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology field of the DBMS graduate program, based on the student's academic record. Financial need may also be taken into consideration. Selection of the recipient(s) will be made by the Head of the Department in consultation with a selection committee. Value: variable

 

The Jellinck-Lyttle Graduate Fellowship in Biochemistry

Established in July 2011 by Richard Lyttle, Ph.D. 1973, in honour of Dr. P. Harry Jellinck, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible Masters or Ph.D. level students enrolled in the Biochemistry and Cell Biology field of the DBMS graduate program in the School of Graduate Studies. Relevant working experience may also be considered. Selection will be made by the Awards Committee of the Biochemistry and Cell Biology field. Value: variable.

 

The E. G. Bauman Fellowship

Awarded to doctoral students in the departments of Biology, Economics, English and Mathematics and Statistics or the Biochemistry and Cell Biology field of the DBMS graduate program. Candidates must be registered in the first or second year of a doctoral program and students may receive the award for two years. Candidates for the awards must show exceptional promise for making significant contributions to the study of biochemistry, economic theory and/or econometrics, English language and literature or mathematics. Value: $15,000

 

The Dr. Jeremy Nesheim Memorial Award in Biochemistry

Established in May 2002 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Jeremy Nesheim, B.Sc. 1991, Ph.D. (Minnesota). Awarded on the basis of academic achievement to a student entering the Master's or Ph.D. program in the Biochemistry and Cell Biology field of the DBMS graduate program.  Preference will be given to a student who received their undergraduate degree at Queen's University. The candidate should demonstrate intent to pursue a career in research.

 

The Professors’ Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work in Anatomy

Awarded to a graduate student in the second or subsequent years of study in the Discipline of Anatomy. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding performance in research and course work. Consideration will also be given to teaching and extracurricular activities. Students must be nominated by their supervisor and can win only once in each degree program. Selection will be made by a committee consisting of the Department Head, Coordinator of Graduate Studies and two faculty members who teach Anatomy courses. Deadline for nominations is 1 April and the winner will be announced by 1 June. Value: variable

The Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award in Honour of Dr. Gloria Delisle

The Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award in honour of Dr. Gloria Delisle is awarded each fall to the student within the Microbes, Immunity, and Inflammation field, determined to be most deserving based on their teaching assistant evaluations from the previous year.  Value: plaque

 

The Eldon Boyd Fellowship

Established in September 1972 and revised in October 2014 by Professor E.M. Boyd and awarded to a graduate student or students in the current Pharmacology and Toxicology program, or in the field of Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology in the department of Biomedical and Molecular sciences graduate program. Preference will be given to a student or students with the M.D. degree wishing to pursue graduate studies in Pharmacology and Toxicology or Therapeutics, Drug development, and Human Toxicology. The Fellowship is renewable for 2 years dependant upon the student maintain satisfactory progress. If there is no suitable candidate, the Fellowship may be awarded to a post-doctoral student for one year. The Field Coordinator for Therapeutics, drug Development, and Human Toxicology will identify the successful candidate(s) in consultation with members of the staff, and make a recommendation to the School of Graduate Studies. Value: variable.

External Awards

OGS

The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will award up to 3,000 Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) annually, tenable at Queen's University. The awards are tenable in all disciplines and the scholars must have a high level of academic achievement. The awards are intended primarily for Canadian citizens and for landed immigrants; however, a small number of awards may be made to student visa holders who are students at Queen's University during tenure of the OGS. The current value of the award is $5,000 per term. Awards will be for two or three consecutive terms; one-term awards will not be made. Information on the application process, and the internal competition deadline will be circulated to all graduate departments/programs each Fall term.

 

http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/prospective-students/awards-scholarships/ontario-graduate-scholarship

 

Master’s Harmonized Tri-Council Awards – CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC

Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters (CGS M)

The federal granting agencies (Canadian Institute of Health Research CIHR, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council SSHRC) have harmonized the Masters Canada Graduate Scholarship program. 
For more information about the CGS Master’s competition, including a summary of eligibility criteria, see tri-agency CGS harmonization site.

 

CIHR

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
Funding from CIHR for graduate level studies is possible through a number of annual competitions.  Details can be found here: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html 

or by contacting CIHR:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0W9
CANADA

General Inquiries: 613-941-2672
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178
Fax: 613-954-1800 

Grants & Awards Information: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178 (press 1)
Email: info@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

All information also available in French from the websites.

Information on the application processes, and the internal competition deadlines will be circulated to all graduate departments/programs annually.

 

NSERC

NSERC is a federal funding and granting agency. The agency supports some 26,500 university students and postdoctoral fellows.
NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.
Funding from NSERC for graduate level studies is possible through a number of annual competitions.  Details can be found here: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/index_eng.asp

or by contacting NSERC:

350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4
Canada

Phone: 613 995 5992

Fax: 613 992-5377

website: http://www.nserc.ca/

All information also available in French from the websites.

Information on the application processes, and the internal competition deadlines will be circulated to all graduate departments/programs each Fall term.