Other Major Funding Awards

Vanier CGS Scholarships – Doctoral

  1. Vanier CGS Doctoral Application 2021-2022 Information Memo
  2. Link to:  ResearchNet Online Application 
  3. Deadline for submission of your online form, transcripts and reference letters:  06 October 2020 by 4:00 pm eastern standard time

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships 2021 application instructions – to  follow

Deadline for online submission of your application, transcripts and reference letters:  TBA.

Arthur B. McDonald Prizes for Academic Excellence

All students who apply to the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Masters (CGS-M) or Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS-PhD) and list Queen’s as a host institution are automatically considered for the Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence.  These merit-based recruitment awards are only available to incoming students for their first year of either master’s or doctoral study.  


  • $15,000 for Masters Students in Year 1 (non-renewable)
  • $30,000 for Doctoral Students in Year 1 (non-renewable)


Deadline for online submission of your application and accompanying documents:  01 December 2021

Governor General Gold Medal

  1. Governor General Gold Medal 2021 SKHS application instructions – to follow
  2. Deadline for submission of your nomination/application and accompanying documents:  TBA

Doctoral Field Travel  Grant

  1. Doctoral Field Travel Grant 2021 application form and instructions – to follow
  2. Deadline for submission of your application to SKHS:  TBA

Tips to Prepare your reference letter for Vanier, Trudeau, Governor General, Tri-Council and OGS funding awards.