Student Funding

Financial Support

Smith School of Business provides PhD students with competitive levels of financial support during the first four years of the doctoral program as well as partial funding in Year 5.

Our doctoral students receive a generous annual funding of $34,000. Additional funding through fellowships, awards, bursaries and research assistantships are also possible. This funding requires that students work as a teaching assistant or research assistant during the year. Funds to assist with research expenses and attend conferences are also available.

Additional Sources of Funding

All applicants to the PhD and MSc programs whose applications are complete and accepted before March 1 are automatically considered for nomination for University fellowships. PhD students are eligible to receive additional funding through provincial and national fellowships, research and/or teaching assistantships, as well as awards and bursaries. Students who have successfully passed their comprehensive examination may also apply to teach an undergraduate course.

You may also find it helpful to look at an estimated cost of living in Kingston and other funding opportunities on the School of Graduate Studies website

Tuition and fee information can be found on the website of the University Registrar

When to apply for funding

Students considering Smith School of Business should apply to SSHRC or OGS awards if eligible prior to starting the program.

Students do not have to be accepted prior to applying for these scholarships.

For more information, contact
Lisa Rodrigues
Program Administrator
Room 200C Goodes Hall
lisa.rodrigues@queensu.ca

Tuition Fees

International FeesDomestic Fees
Fee Per Term x3 $4,309.15 $1,924.33
Total Tuition $12,927.45 $5,772.99
Student Assistance Levey $100.00 $100.00
Ancillary Fees $1,235.35 $1,107.24
UHIP $720.00
Total $14,982.80 $6,980.23

External Awards

The overwhelming majority of students supplement their formal funding from the School with at least one of these sources. We strongly urge you to investigate all sources of support for which you may be eligible

SSHRC CRSH logo

SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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NSERC CRSNG logo

NSERC - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
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Ontario logo

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program.
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Smith School of Business Awards

McCall MacBain Sustainable Finance Fellow

Established by the McCall MacBain Foundation, funding is provided to the Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) at Smith School of Business to support graduate students admitted to the MSc and PhD programs. The award is granted on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence and research interest in sustainable finance.

Selection of recipients is made by the Graduate Awards Committee, Associate Dean of the PhD/MSc and Research Programs, and Executive Director, ISF.

Fore more information, please contact the ISF or PhD-MSc Office.

Value: $15,000 - $20,000

Richard J. Hand Graduate Bursary

Established by friends, family, alumni, and colleagues in memory of Richard J. Hand, dedicated professor and Dean of the School of Business, Vice-Principal (Resources) at Queen's, and cherished colleague and friend. Awarded on the basis of financial need to one or more students in the doctoral program in management. Funds are intended to support the doctoral work/research of students, and to provide some benefit to their education. Application to be made by letter to Chair of Doctoral Program in the School of Business with details of financial need and the activities the bursary would support. Application can be made at any time.

Value: Variable.

Richard J. Hand Graduate Awards in Management

Established by friends, family alumni, and colleagues in memory of Richard J. Hand, dedicated professor and Dean of the School of Business, Vice-Principal (Resources) at Queen's, and cherished colleague and friend. Awarded annually, on the basis of academic achievement, to one or more students entering or enrolled in the doctoral program in management at Queen's. As far as possible the award will be given to a student who exemplifies the values so dearly held by Professor Hand: service to Queen's and the community, leadership, humanity, and the pursuit of excellence. Preference will be given to individuals who hold an undergraduate degree from Queen's. Application to be made to the Chair of Doctoral Program in Management. Selection will be made by the Chair in conjunction with the Ph.D. committee. Deadline: 1 November.

Value: $4,000

D.D. Monieson Doctoral Fellowship

Established in honour of Professor Emeritus D.D. Monieson. An enduring passion that guided Professor Monieson’s scholarship was his interest in the nature of knowledge, its origins, its limits, and its validity. Many of Professor Monieson’s writings related in one way or another to the idea of usable knowledge – research that advances our thinking about business practice. Funding-eligible post-comprehensive examination Ph.D. students in the Smith School of Business are eligible for this award, and students must be nominated by their thesis supervisors. In celebration of Professor Monieson’s career, this award is based on academic excellence and a thesis topic that contributes to our usable knowledge of a business issue of contemporary importance, in addition to making a contribution to a relevant theoretical domain. This award will be adjudicated by the Chair of the Ph.D. program in consultation with the Director of the Monieson Centre.

Value: $5,000

Geoffrey H. Wood PhD Scholarship

Established by the Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation. Awarded annually to student(s) in the doctoral program in Management at Queen's University with high academic standing. Selection will be made by the Chair of the Ph.D. program in the Smith School of Business. At the Chair's discretion, the scholarship may be divided among two or more doctoral students. The award monies can be designated, by the Chair, to support travel to academic conferences, research studies, and other activities which will enhance the student's graduate education.

Value: Variable

Molson Canadian Science of Marketing Award in the School of Business

Established by the firm of Bension-Byrne D'Arcy and by Molson Inc. as a tribute to Daniel J. O'Neill, CEO Molson Inc (MBA 1976) who has demonstrated leadership in the field of marketing throughout his career. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student studying the science of marketing in a Masters or Ph.D. program. Selection will be made by the Smith School of Business.

Value: Variable.

The Melville S. Hatch Memorial Fellowships

Established from the estate of Muriel (Billie) D. Hatch in memory of her husband Melville S. Hatch and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to full-time funding eligible graduate students in the M.Sc. or Ph.D programs in the Smith School of Business.

Value: Variable

The E. Gay Mitchell Graduate Fellowship in Finance

Established by E. Gay Mitchell, B.A. '84, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to a graduate student in either the Master's or Doctoral degree program in the Department of Economics and/or the School of Business, with a designated research specialization in Finance. The fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student from the Department of Economics in even years and to a graduate student from the Smith School of Business in odd years. Application should be made to the School of Graduate Studies by 1 March.

Value: Variable

The D.D. Monieson Graduate Business Scholarship

Established in November 2003 in honour of Professor Emeritus D.D. Monieson. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student at the beginning of the Ph.D. in Management at Queen's University, who graduated in the previous term from the M.Sc. in Management program in the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. Awarded in early Fall.

Value: Variable.

The Dr. Shirley Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Established in September 2007 by friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Shirley Taylor, who served as an associate professor and Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow in Marketing at the School of Business. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated research ability, and service to the Queen’s community to full-time students enrolled in the marketing field of study in the Ph.D. in Management program who have successfully completed the comprehensive examination requirement and have defended or made substantial progress on their thesis proposal for the purposes of attending a marketing doctoral consortium. Awarded on the recommendation of the Marketing area faculty and the Chair of the Research & Graduate Programs, or designate, at the Queen’s School of Business. The School of Business will forward the nomination to the School of Graduate Studies.

Value: Variable.

The Elizabeth Neave Fellowship

Established in 2014 by Edwin (Ted) Neave in memory of his wife Elizabeth Lees Neave and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible M.Sc. students in the School of Business. The applicant is required to submit a half page outline of their research project. Selection will be made by the QSB PhD/MSc Awards Adjudication Committee.

Value: Variable.

The Norman Macintosh Memorial Fellowship in Accounting

Established as an initiative of Dr. Cheryl S. McWatters and with financial support from QSB Faculty and PhD alumni, in memory of Professor Emeritus Norman B. Macintosh. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible PhD students in the School of Business in the Accounting field. Selection will be made by the Smith School of Business PhD/MSc Awards Adjudication Committee.

Value: Variable.

The Jeff McGill Graduate Fellowship

Established by Kamyar Moud, M.Sc. 2004, in honor of Professor Jeff McGill who has brought significant advancements in knowledge to the field of Management Science, as well as having inspired many students over the years. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students enrolled in the MSc or PhD program in Management in the following order of priority: i)international MSc students in Management Science, ii) international PhD students in Management Science, iii) international MSc students in other areas of specialization in Smith School of Business. The applicant must be nominated by the Management Science faculty. The applicant is required to submit to the Management Science area a full page outline of their research project. Selection will be made by the PhD/MSc Awards Adjudication Committee of Smith School of Business.

Value: Variable.

The Alan R. Dennis Doctoral Award

Established in June 2017 by Alan R. Dennis, MBA 1984, and awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible Ph.D. level students enrolled in the Smith School of Business doctoral program in the areas of Management Information Systems or Operations. Preference will be given to use funding for travel costs to conferences. The applicant must be nominated by a faculty member in the Management Information Systems or Operations area. Applicants are required to submit a one page description of their research. Final selection will be made by the PhD/MSc Awards Adjudication Committee of the Smith School of Business.

Value: Variable.

The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation Master of Science in Management Awards

Established by the Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation. Awarded on the basis of financial need to one or more students in the Master of Science Program in Management. Funds are intended to support the Masters work/research of students. Application is to be made by letter to the Chair of the Master of Science Program in Management, Smith School of Business with details of financial need and the activities the bursary would support. Application may be made at any time.

Value: Variable.