Financial awards

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 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.

Internal Awards

Entrance Awards; Open Competition Awards; Other Concordia Awards ; Cary Boucock Award

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:

External Awards

Teaching Assistantships

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 Assistantships

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.

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