There are several forms of funding available to students who are accepted into one of our graduate programs. No form of funding can be guaranteed to applicants before acceptance to a graduate program. Once a September applicant is accepted to the program, their application enters into a competition for several financial awards. A January admission absolutely does not offer entrance awards. While it is typical that accepted applicants are offered some form of funding, we cannot guarantee that all accepted applicants will receive funding. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for external grants and scholarships such as those awarded through SSHRC and FQRSC.
Entrance and Open Competition awards
Successful applicants are automatically considered for Entrance Awards and Open Competition Awards. Top-ranking applicants may be offered one or more of several awards:
For more information, see the School of Graduate Studies’ complete overview of graduate funding sources.
Doctoral Fellow in Critical Policy Studies / Social Network Analysis
Two positions will be offered for September 2019 to August 2020. View ad for details
Cary Boucock Memorial Awards
Each year, two awards are given to graduate or undergraduate students from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to support conference travel. See Cary Boucock Memorial Award for more information on this award and for a further link to the application process.
(FQRSC; FQRNT; SSHRC; CIHR)
Government agencies offer a number of Master’s, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral fellowships and graduate scholarships annually. Program students and students in their final year of undergraduate programs or MA programs who are intending to pursue (further) graduate studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding through Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FQRSC) or Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) (provincial agencies), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) or Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) (federal agencies). Only Canadian citizens/permanent residents are eligible to apply for these awards.
For a description of all financial awards, internal and external, available to program students see the School of Graduate Studies Awards Directory.
A number of teaching assistantships are distributed as entrance awards for first year graduate students. Other teaching assistantships can become available to students during the course of their program. These positions are announced within the department and all program students are invited to submit applications for these TAships to the course instructor.
The value of a full-year TAship (fall and winter semesters; 260 labour hours) is $6400.*
The value of a half TAship (either fall or winter semester 130 labour hours) is $3200.*
*These values are accurate as of 2017-18. They may change in subsequent years.
Research Assistantship contracts may be offered to students by faculty members who hold research grants. Each contract is established individually between a faculty member and a student. RAship wages are standardized by Concordia University. See the current list of RA opportunities offered by faculty members in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. For further information regarding a specific RA opportunity, students should contact the relevant faculty member.