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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance of two sorts is available, graduate assistantships and fellowships. Most fellowships can be held in conjunction with an assistantship.

Assistantships

The Department of French makes a number of appointments of Teaching Assistants to fulltime students, with priority being given to doctoral students, to do undergraduate teaching or laboratory monitoring. Students must apply for a Teaching Assistantship. Applications (two documents) are available to download in Microsoft Word format (application form and questionnaire). Print the forms and send them to the address listed on the forms.

Fellowships/Scholarships

The following is a summary of the major fellowships and scholarships available. Additional information can be found in the section on fellowships in the SGS Calendar, or by consulting the Fellowships & Loans Office of the School of Graduate Studies, 63 St. George Street.
(http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/currentstudents/Pages/Financing-Your-Graduate-Education.aspx)

  1. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowships (SSHRC). To be eligible students must be full-time and have an average of at least A-.

    Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Details are available in September at the Graduate Department of French. The deadline for receipt of completed applications will be (TBA).
  2. Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). To be eligible students must be full-time and have an average of at least A-.

    Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. A limited number of scholarships are available for visa students. For 2018-2019, details will be available early in the new year in the Graduate Department of French. The deadline for receipt of completed applications will be February 26, 2018.
  3. Fellowships awarded by the University

    Doctoral program students, subject to certain requirements, are eligible for four-and-a-half-year funding package made up of the following components: tuition fees; teaching assistantship and research assistantship; University of Toronto Fellowship (including any scholarships awarded by the University of Toronto as well as any scholarships offered by external sources such as SSHRC, OGS, FCAR). In your fifth and subsequent appointment, your appointment is equal to half the number of hours in your initial appointment. This funding package has an approximate value of $25,230 (2017-2018 amount for domestic students). Students ineligible for the funding package may receive financial support in the form of a teaching assistantship. Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies will automatically be considered for University of Toronto Fellowships provided the applications are received complete by JANUARY 15th, 2018.

A student who holds a major external award (e.g., SSHRC, OGS), or a major internal award (e.g., Connaught) is not eligible to receive funding from a University of Toronto Fellowship during the same year.  The Department undertakes, however, to offer a Teaching Assistantship to each student in the funded cohort who holds such an award.

The Department normally provides top-up awards to recipients of SSHRC or OGS awards within the funded cohort; the value may vary from year to year according to available resources.

Students who have reached year 6 of enrolment in the Ph.D. program are no longer within the funded cohort and are not eligible for University of Toronto Fellowship funding. The Department will endeavour to offer a Teaching Assistantship to such students, but such support is not guaranteed as a matter of policy.

All students admitted to the M.A. program will receive a half funding package of approximately $12,615, which includes a work assignment (correcting duties, research assistantship, etc.) in the department.

Part-time M.A. students are not eligible for awards or Teaching Assistantships.

NEW FOR 2018-2019 - The Program-Level Fellowship Pools: Starting in 2018-2019, and based on the recommendation by the graduate student association SESDEF in consultation with the Department’s graduate administrators and professors, all dedicated pools of fellowship resources created in 2016 in the Faculty of Arts & Science will be divided equally among all registered graduate students in good academic standing in the funded cohort regardless of programs (i.e., MA and PhD), with payment in January of each year.

  1. Scholarships awarded by the Department
    The Department normally awards a certain number of annual scholarships based on a combination of academic performance and financial need.  No application is required, but since the majority of the awards involve the use of OSOTF funds, recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and must be Ontario residents at the time the award is made; they must fill out a form demonstrating financial need. There is also a modest amount of unencumbered funding available for awards to visa students. Changes in the amounts available in the Departmental funds from year to year, as well as possible revisions to criteria according to which Departmental awards will be distributed, necessarily produce variations.
Doctoral Thesis Prize in French

This prize is awarded annually to the doctoral candidate who submits the best Ph.D. thesis in the Graduate Department of French.
Value: approximately $250.

Augustine Fitzgerald Fellowship

The income from the Augustine Fitzgerald Fund provides a scholarship awarded annually to a Canadian-born, English-speaking graduate student, whose native tongue is not French, for further study of or research in the French language or French literature.
Application not required.
Value: annual income

Department of French Graduate Scholarships

Awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Science, on the recommendation of the Department of French, to graduate students with outstanding achievements entering particular areas of research in a Ph.D. program. Financial need may also be considered. Eligible students are drawn from the Department of French.
Application not required.
Value: annual income.
OTSS

Katie Keeler French Language Fellowships

Awarded to a student pursuing a program of study related to the French language. Financial need and academic merit are considered.
Application not required.
Value: annual income

Scace Graduate Fellowship in French

Awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Science on the basis of financial need and academic excellence to students enrolled in full-time graduate studies in the Department of French. The award may be held for a maximum of four years, but is limited to a maximum of two years at the master's level.
Application not required.
Value: annual income.
OSOTF

Trenwith and Galipeau French Linguistics Fellowship

Awarded to a graduate student studying French linguistics. Academic merit is the primary criterion. Financial need may also be considered. Eligible students are selected from the Department of French.
Application not required.
Value: annual income.

Renee Neveren Lyons Scholarship in French

Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of French. Academic merit and financial need are considered. Eligible students are selected from the Department of French.
Application not required.
Value: annual income.
GSEF

Doctoral Completion Award (DCA)

The aim of the Doctoral Completion Award (DCA) is to support PhD students who are beyond the funded cohort and within time-limit for degree. Details are available in the Graduate Department of French.

 

Loans and Bursaries

http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/currentstudents/Pages/Completion-Grants-Emergency-Funding.aspx

  1. Emergency Loan
    To assist fulltime students to meet financial problems. Full information is available from the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. Emergency Grant
    The intent of the Emergency Grant Program is to assist currently registered, full-time, graduate students beyond their first year of studies who generally are not part of the funded cohort, and who encounter an unanticipated serious financial emergency. It is not considered to be a source of routine or long-term funding.
  3. Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
    Application forms and brochures can be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Awards, 172 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 0A3 (416-978-2190).
 

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History of the Department

French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993