Funding Options and Opportunities

There are two main sources of funding – external and internal. Some funding may be awarded to you upon entry to the program, some is based on recommendations from the Department. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for some types of funding, either through Carleton University or to an external funding agency.

External Funding

There are a number of prestigious external awards available from national and provincial agencies (i.e. OGS, Tri-Council). For information on applying for external awards from these agencies, visit FGPA’s External Awards site. You can also check out other Special External Scholarships to find out if you are eligible to apply.

Students must apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) at the institution where they plan to be registered in a Masters or Doctoral program in 2018-19. Note that each institution will have it’s own forms and deadlines. Our application instructions and forms can be found here. For additional information, refer to our Application Instructions and OGS Application FAQ.

OGS applications must be submitted by November 15, 2017. 

Graduate students who have access to Carleton Central must complete the online application and upload the requested documents (found in Carleton Central under Awards and Financial Assistance, Graduate Online Application Forms).

Other applicants (including Carleton undergraduates) fill out a hard copy OGS application form. This form is available under “Application Forms. Please DOWNLOAD the .pdf forms and complete. Once completed, you must print it and include it in your OGS application package. PLEASE NOTE: Applications must NOT be double-sided. 

Hard copy applications should be sent to:
Etelle Bourassa, Graduate Administrator
Department of Psychology, B557 Loeb Building
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6


Submission Deadlines M.A. Ph.D.
SSHRC December 1, 2017 October 13, 2017
NSERC December 1, 2017 September 29, 2017
CIHR December 1, 2017 October 2, 2017 due directly to the agency

Masters Competition use the Research Portal: The Canadian Institute of Health Reseach (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) implemented a harmonized Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Master’s Award. Please refer to the Tri-Agency website for comprehensive information on the harmonized application and complete eligibility criteria.

Internal Funding

Type Eligibility Selection
Teaching Assistanceship (TAship) Graduate student in psychology Incoming students with GPAs over 10.0 may be offered a paid TA position.
*Note that this is taxable income.
Research Assistanceship (RAship) Graduate student in psychology Supervisors may offer their students a Research Assistant position at any time during their program based on funds available and need.
Entrance Scholarship Incoming graduate student in psychology Offers to incoming students with GPAs in the top percentile may include an entrance scholarship.
Departmental Scholarship Incoming graduate student in psychology Offers to incoming students with GPAs in the top percentile may include
a departmental scholarship.
Graduate Student Travel/Research Bursary Graduate students in financial need who require assistance to conduct or disseminate their research Students must apply for the bursary through the department. Applications
are available online via Carleton Central. Go to Student Services > Awards and Financial Assistance > Graduate Online Application Forms.
Donor-Funded Awards Varies by award Students will be notified annually when applications for these awards are due. They are listed in the FGPA Awards Database and applied for via Carleton Central.

Other Funding Resources: