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Financial support

Graduate support is available in the following forms:

  • Scholarships and fellowships. A full list of these is provided by the School
    of Graduate Studies, and it is supplemented by information about new or additional scholarships as they become available.
  • Graduate awards. The university provides a limited number of financial
    awards to graduate students. These awards include cash grants and payment for teaching assistance. Current levels are $8,000 per year in the MA program and $9,000 per year in the PhD program. Awards are renewable for two years in the MA program and for three years in the PhD program.
  • Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). On a competitive basis,
    ISER offers a small number of MA fellowships, as well as research grants, to cover research costs for projects in or of comparative interest to Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • J. R. Smallwood Centre. On a competitive basis, the Smallwood Centre
    supports proposals in the humanities and social sciences for research that focuses on Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Research assistantships. Graduate students are eligible for employment on a
    number of research projects inside and outside the university. Attempts are made to ensure that students work on areas related to their own research.