Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Graduate Fellowship


Deadline:

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying


Eligibility of Citizenship: Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International
Degree Level: Masters and Doctoral
Award Status: Open
Applicant Status: Incoming Students and Continuing Students

Description

Quick Facts

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based award open to incoming and continuing full-time students supervised by FCCS faculty. It is available to both Masters and Doctoral students, domestic or international. Merit will be assessed in a broad sense that includes, but is not limited to, academic success as measured by GPA. Additional criteria include awards, creative outputs and relevant work experience

Eligibility

  • Incoming and continuing students supervised by FCCS faculty members
  • For incoming students, complete applications submitted by the application deadline receive priority consideration
  • Submissions after the deadline will be considered if funding is available
  • Master’s students must have completed, as of December 31 of the academic year, no more than 24 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding
  • PhD students must have completed, as of December 31 of the academic year, no more than 48 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding

Evaluation Criteria

  • Academic excellence, e.g. GPA, creative outputs, portfolio
  • Research performance or potential, e.g. quality of letter of intent, originality and significance of research proposal
  • Personal characteristics and interpersonal skills, e.g. relevant work or volunteer experience

Application Procedure

  • New applicants to FCCS programs who have submitted a complete admission application, and who are supervised by FCCS faculty members, will automatically be considered for this fellowship
  • Continuing students who are supervised by FCCS faculty members will automatically be considered for this fellowship
  • Students are not able to update or make changes to their admission application for the purpose of this scholarship

Nomination Procedures

  • The FCCS Faculty Graduate Fellowship is administered by the College of Graduate Studies
  • New admits and continuing students’ files will be adjudicated by the FCCS Graduate Scholarships Committee or the relevant IGS Theme committee as appropriate
  • Successful applicants will be notified no later than six (6) weeks after the application deadline
  • To be considered for this award, new admits must submit completed applications by January 31
  • FCCS will inform the College of Graduate Studies which students they have nominated to receive the FCCS Graduate Fellowship
  • Only successful applicants are notified

Conditions for Award Holders

Satisfactory Progress
  • Award holders must maintain satisfactory progress in their programs of study and remain registered as a full-time student for each term of the award payment
  • If the College of Graduate Studies determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress, the College of Graduate Studies reserves the right to cancel the FCCS Faculty Graduate Fellowship awarded to that student
Deferrals
  • Students receiving an award cannot defer the award to a subsequent fiscal
Leave of Absence
  • Students granted a leave of absence retain the full value of any university graduate fellowship or other award whose terms and conditions are established by the College of Graduate Studies. An award will be suspended at the onset of the leave, and reinstated at the termination of the leave period, provided the student returns to full-time study within the same academic
Withdrawals
  • If an award holder withdraws from their program of study, the funding received during the term for which the withdrawal is processed will be recovered by the College of Graduate Studies