Funding for Graduate Students

Funding Opportunities

Financial assistance for all full-time graduate students in the Department of Economics may consist of a scholarship (varying amounts) and a two-term teaching assistantship, or a two-term teaching assistantship only. All master's students are eligible for the first year, and doctoral students for the first four years, of their respective programs. All applicants will be considered for financial assistance if it has been requested on the application.  All funding for MA students is based on merit, however, most successful applicants receive a combination of a Teaching Assistantship (currently worth $8,325 for the year) and scholarship monies.  PhD Teaching Assistantships are currently worth $9,250 per year.

Queen's University has established a minimum guarantee of funding for doctoral students of $18.000. In 2014-2015, the minimum level of funding for doctoral students within the department was $23,000.


All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to all possible external sources for fellowship support.

The two major external sources of funding are Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS).

More information on funding is available on the Graduate School's web page located here:

For further financial assistance, the following programs are available to our Graduate Students:

Queen's Work Study Program

SGPS Administered Funds and Programs