External Sources of Funding
Canadian students are encouraged to apply for SSHRC fellowships (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council: http://www.sshrc.ca/), and Quebec students should consider applying for FRQSC fellowships (Fonds de Recherche de Québec: Société et la Culture: http://www.frqsc.gouv.qc.ca/en/). Successful applicants who begin receiving full external fellowships/scholarships from a designated provincial (Québec) or federal granting agency when starting their degree program at Concordia are offered a prestigious Special Entrance Award during the first year of tenure of their External Award.
International and Canadian PhD applicants are also encouraged to apply for Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships (http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs/doctoral-scholarships), for Vanier Scholarships (http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html). Competitive doctoral merit scholarships are also available from PBEEE for foreign nationals (http://www.frqnt.gouv.qc.ca/en/bourses-et-subventions/consulter-les-programmes-remplir-une-demande/bourse/merit-scholarship-program-for-foreign-students-f9tcxbzm1430400825724).
More information about graduate awards for prospective students, both Canadian and International, can be found here: http://www.concordia.ca/students/financial-support/graduate-funding/sources.html
Additional information on awards offered to international students may also be obtained from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE): http://cbie-bcei.ca/
Concordia Awards and Scholarships
The Department of Economics is pleased to offer outstanding PhD candidates financial support through a variety of awards and scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered for funding and do not need to submit applications for these awards. Some examples of awards offered are:
Faculty of Arts and Science Graduate Fellowships. These Fellowships are awarded to outstanding PhD candidates in the amount of $36,000 and paid over 3 years.
Concordia University Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is valued at $32,400 and paid over 3 years, and recognizes outstanding students entering their doctoral programs.
Concordia International Tuition Award of Excellence (PhD). This tuition remission carries a value of $35,949, and is disbursed over the eight (8) terms when tuition is billed. Recipients of this award are exempted from paying international tuition fees, however they remain responsible for payment of tuition fees at the regular Québec rate, as well as foreign medical insurance and other university fees.
Concordia Merit Scholarships. These awards are valued at $10,000 and paid over 1 year.
Departmental scholarships from private donors (in the amounts of $1500-$3500) include the yearly awarded Professor Jaleel Ahmad Scholarship, the Allyson Kassie and Steven Goldberg Graduate Scholarship, and the Balvir and Ranjna Singh Memorial Graduate Award.
Graduate funding is available through the Centre interuniversitaire de recherché en économie quantitative (CIREQ), and is used to support excellent in-course students. Read more about CIREQ here: http://www.cireqmontreal.com/en/view/category/seminaires
All Concordia awards and scholarships, as well as the CIREQ awards, may be combined with external awards (SSHRC and FRQSC).
The Department also offers Teaching Assistantships (TAs) to all full-time PhD and to a limited number of eligible MA students, on a competitive basis. The TA stipend is minimally $3000 for a PhD student and averages $1000 for an MA student per term (Fall and Winter terms only).
Qualified graduate students (mostly PhDs) may also be engaged to serve as tutors in selected courses (e.g., introductory micro and macro, intermediate micro, statistics, and mathematics for advanced study in economics). These carry a similar stipend to TAs in both terms.
Funding opportunities in the form of Research Assistantships (RAs) are also available to Doctoral students. The level of funding varies, with an average of $5,000 annually. Once at the thesis writing stage, Doctoral students are encouraged to discuss this option with their supervisors.