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Generous Awards and Financial Support

Our students have access to a wide range of awards, scholarships and other means of financial support such as:

  • Admission scholarships and travel grants;
  • Grants and research contracts that enable our professors to hire research assistants;
  • Teaching and research assistantships sponsored by the Telfer School of Management;
  • Major external awards provided by organizations such as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

External Scholarships

Every doctoral student is required to apply for at least one external scholarship for which he or she is eligible (e.g., OGS, Vanier, Trillium) starting in year 1 of his or her program.

For more information about scholarships and financial support, please visit the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Other External Scholarships

Funding Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents

As of September 2021

The total value of funding given to eligible candidates accepted to the Telfer doctoral program is up to $36,000 yearly, for up to four years. Partial funding is also available in year 5. 

Funding offered Year 1 to 4:

Tuition
Components Minimum (or fixed) amount per year
Telfer Base Funding* $20,000
Marker, teaching assistant, or instructor positions (application required**) At least $7,855
Graduate Admission Scholarship (A -/80%  admission average required) $9,000

* $12,000 of the Telfer Base Funding total of $80 000 for four years will come from a Research Assistantship provided by your academic supervisor. This funding can be provided at any time during your four-year program at the discretion of your supervisor, however, it is typically split across the final two years. When you are admitted into the program, your supervisor will discuss this funding source with you and the exciting hands-on research experience you will receive as part of this Research Assistantship.

** Applications for Fall term accepted at the end of June. (Details will be sent to candidates accepted in the program)

Partial funding is available in Year 5 for students that have not completed their program.

Students requiring partial funding will need to submit a written request along with a satisfactory progress report prior to the beginning of each term for which funding is requested.

Components Minimum (or fixed) amount per year
Telfer Partial Funding $5,000 per semester (Maximum $15 000 in year)
Opportunity to apply for marker, teaching assistant,
or instructor position (application required)
Subject to availability

Doctoral students are responsible for paying the University of Ottawa tuition, at the rates indicated on the Registrar’s website.

Funding International Students

As of September 2021

The total value of funding given to eligible candidates accepted to the Telfer doctoral program is up to $36,000 yearly, for up to four years. Partial funding is also available in year 5. 

International PhD candidates enrolled at the Telfer School of Management will be paying tuition fees equivalent to those paid by Canadian PhD candidates. Tuition fees to be paid will be reduced by the application of the International Doctoral Scholarship.

Funding offered Year 1 to 4:

Tuition
Components Minimum (or fixed) amount per year
Telfer Base Funding* $20,000
Marker, teaching assistant, or instructor positions (application required**) At least $7,855
Graduate Admission Scholarship (A -/80%  admission average required) $9,000

* $12,000 of the Telfer Base Funding total of $80 000 for four years will come from a Research Assistantship provided by your academic supervisor. This funding can be provided at any time during your four-year program at the discretion of your supervisor, however, it is typically split across the final two years. When you are admitted into the program, your supervisor will discuss this funding source with you and the exciting hands-on research experience you will receive as part of this Research Assistantship.

** Applications for Fall term accepted at the end of June. (Details will be sent to candidates accepted in the program)

Partial funding is available in Year 5 for students that have not completed their program.

Students requiring partial funding will need to submit a written request along with a satisfactory progress report prior to the beginning of each term for which funding is requested.

Components Minimum (or fixed) amount per year
Telfer Partial Funding $5,000 per semester (Maximum $15 000 in year)
Opportunity to apply for marker, teaching assistant,
or instructor position (application required)
Subject to availability

Doctoral students are responsible for paying the University of Ottawa tuition, at the rates indicated on the Registrar’s website.

Internal Funding Programs

The Telfer School of Management has several internal funding programs to benefit graduate students. These include the Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) - Student Research and the Telfer Travel Fund for Graduate Students. More information on these grants is available here. These internal funding programs are open to both Canadian and International students enrolled in a Research-based graduate program at the Telfer School of Management.

Telfer PhD Student Engagement Award

Value of the award: $10,000

Deadline to apply: February 15

The purpose of this award is to recognize one PhD student at the Telfer School of Management who exemplifies the qualities of an engaged student.

John Duncan and Deb Cross Award

Value of the award: $1,500 (first prize), $1,000 (second prize)

Deadline to nominate a student: February 15

The purpose of this award is to allocate on a competitive basis to a PhD student at the Telfer School of Management an award for publishing a paper in a peer-reviewed journal.

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