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 $33,000. 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 fee information can be found on the website of the University Registrar

When to apply for funding

Students considering Queen’s 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

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

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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 Graduate Scholarship Program.
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Smith School of Business Awards

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 of Smith School of Business with details of financial need and the activities the bursary would support.

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 Smith 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.

Value: Variable

D.D. Monieson Doctoral Fellowship

Established in honour of Professor Emeritus D.D. Monieson. Post-comprehensive examination Ph.D. students in Smith School of Business are eligible for this award, and students must be nominated by their thesis supervisors. The award will be based on high academic standing and a thesis topic of significant interest in the study of knowledge-based enterprises. This award will be adjudicated by the Chair of the Ph.D. program in consultation with the Director of the Monieson Centre. The award may not be given in any year if there is no suitable candidate.

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 of 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 Smith School of Business.

Value: $2,000

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 a full-time funding eligible graduate student in the MSc or PhD programs in Smith School of Business.

Value: Variable

The E. Gay Mitchell Graduate Fellowship in Finance

Established in November 2003 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 Smith 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 Smith School of Business in odd years. A review committee within Smith School of Business determines a recipient (or recipients) for the E. Gay Mitchell Graduate Fellowship in Finance in odd years.

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 their Ph.D. in Management at Queen’s University, who graduated in the previous term from the M.Sc. in Management program in Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Value: $2,600