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Applications open for the Dean's Graduate Research Assistant Award

Applications are being accepted for the Dean’s Graduate Research Assistant Award (DGRA2), for the 2019/2020 school year (i.e. candidates applying to start May or September 2019, or January 2020, will be eligible to receive the award). The award is intended to enhance the graduate student experience and increase the domestic graduate student enrolment, especially at the PhD level. Applicants must meet all the application and admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies of Queen's University, and receive an offer of admission to an eligible FEAS graduate program in order to hold the award.


Successful DGRA2 recipients will receive $20,000 per year for doctoral students and $15,000 per year for research Master's students. The award will be guaranteed for three years for doctoral students subject to supervisor's approval at the end of first and second year and a minimum cumulative grade of B+. For Master's students, the award will be given for one year. Applicants must start their graduate degree in the spring, fall, or winter term that immediately follows their acceptance of the award.



Potential domestic applicants in any of the following categories will be eligible to apply for the Dean’s Graduate Research Assistant Award:

  • Applicants seeking admission to an eligible FEAS graduate degree program in the upcoming academic year, or after completion of an undergraduate degree;

  • Applicants who already hold graduate degrees (e.g. MEng, MASc, MSc) and are interested in pursuing a higher FEAS graduate degree

  • Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program (e.g. MEng, MASc, MSc) and who seek to be promoted to the PhD in an eligible FEAS graduate program without completing the Master's (PhD)


Please note, in order to be eligible for the award, your application must be received  before you have accepted your offer of admission into your new graduate program (i.e., PhD or MASc).


How to Apply:

Applications are to be submitted, through the online portal, by 4:00pm on Friday, February 22, 2019 for consideration by the adjunction committee. Should you have any questions please email Emily McCracken:   


More information on the award can be found on our website. Complete your application today.


Best Regards,

Mark Green

Vice-Dean (Recruitment and Graduate Studies)