The Department of Physics & Astronomy provides a nationally competitive funding package to all of our graduate students within their program time limits. Funding is offered through various sources, such as Graduate Research Studentships (GRS), Teaching Assistantships (TA) and awards.
Normally awards are posted at the beginning of the term and disbursed within the first month of each semester. Teaching Assistantships are paid monthly, normally the last Friday of each month. The standard funding package requires for students to TA two out of three terms. All students are required to "onboard" through Workday at the start of every term. You must complete this process in order to get paid. Human Resources hold training sessions on the Workday system each term.
Scholarships, awards, and bursaries
Funding is a key component in a graduate student's life, but applying for grants can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are some guidelines to help you navigate your way through the process.
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is the best place to look for funding opportunities. You can:
- search the graduate awards and funding database for a complete list of available awards, scholarships, and bursaries;
- find the application forms to apply for funding;
- learn more about external awards (NSERC, SSHRC, OGS, QEII-GSST); and
- access scholarship competition resources
Please see the student accounts section of Finance for full details on fee schedules and arrangements.