INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING FOR THE DOCTORAL COMPLETION AWARD
The DCA is available for doctoral students in the first year beyond the funded cohort. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply and should submit their application to the Graduate Administrator by the appropriate deadline (as announced on the student gradlist). The value of the award is determined by available funds each year.
In order to apply for the DCA you must:
Note: Phd U students applying a second time must submit ONE NEW chapter with their second application.
In order to take up the award in the fall you must have completed two chapters (or the equivalent) of the dissertation or, for PhDU students applying for the first time, one chapter (or the equivalent). These chapters (single spaced and double sided) are to be submitted digitally via email to BOTH the Graduate Administrator email@example.com AND to the DGS firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 August (or the next business day if 1 August falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday). This is a hard deadline so your award payment can be processed in a timely manner for the September awards cheque run.
NOTE: Students who defend and submit their final dissertation to SGS T-Space by 15th September for fall graduation are ineligible to receive the fall portion of the DCA instalment or 15th January (approx. dates) for spring graduation are ineligible to receive the winter and summer DCA instalments. Once SGS receives the final dissertation, the student is FINCA (financially cancelled) and is no longer a registered student.
The DCA APPLICATION FORM (click preceding link to download) should be completed, printed, signed, and submitted digitally to Tanuja Persaud, Graduate Administrator, email@example.com, by the appropriate deadline. Please feel free to contact the DGS or Tanuja Persaud with any questions about your application.