Doctoral Thesis Completion Grant

PDAD&C#34, 2011-12

 

 To:
  PDAD&C
 From:
  Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
  Brian Corman, Vice-Provost, Graduate Education and Dean of Graduate Studies
 Date:
  December 19, 2011
 Re:
 Doctoral Thesis Completion Grant


In response to feedback from our colleagues and our graduate students and after extensive consultation, we are pleased to announce a substantial change to the Doctoral Completion Award. The award will continue to be used to support PhD students who are in their first year beyond the funded cohort, but it will be administered by the graduate units to support their students according to the principles they determine as best for their disciplines. It has become clear that a one-size fits all approach is not as appropriate as a discipline-by-discipline approach.

SGS will continue to distribute the funds according to the formula developed for the award process this year. Graduate units will be expected to provide an annual account of how they spent their allocation. SGS will be providing graduate units with their GCA budget early in the new year.