Department of English

University of Toronto

Doctoral Completion Award (DCA)

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.

ELIGIBILITY
In order to apply for the DCA you must:

  1. be a full-time registered PhD student exiting the funded cohort (entering year 6)
  2. be ABD with all requirements completed except the dissertation
  3. be in good standing as defined by the Department of English and SGS
  4. have a "progress is satisfactory" report on file from your supervisory committee for the current academic year (2016-17)
  5. not hold a a major internal or external award/funding (exceeding $10 000) for the year which the DCA applies

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH A JACKMAN JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP IN YEAR 6

If the value of the DCA in the relevant year exceeds the value of a Jackman Junior Fellowship (JJF) held by an international PhD candidate, the student will receive the difference.

Students may apply only ONCE for the DCA in the first year beyond the funded cohort (i.e entering Year 6) with the following exceptions:


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 (hard copies that are single spaced and double sided) are to be submitted to the Graduate Administrator by 1 August (or the next business day if 1 August falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday). Note this is a hard deadline so your award payment can be processed in 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 or 15th January (approx. dates) for spring graduation are ineligible to receive the fall/winter portion of the DCA instalment. Once SGS receives the final dissertation, the student is FINCAed (financially cancelled) and is no longer a registered student.

APPLYING
The DCA APPLICATION FORM (click preceding link to download the pdf form) should be completed, printed, signed, and submitted in hard-copy format to Tanuja Persaud, Graduate Administrator by the appropriate deadline. Please feel free to contact the DGS or Tanuja Persaud with any questions about your application.

Mail/deliver to:     Tanuja Persaud, Graduate Administrator 
                                    Jackman Humanities Building 
                                    170 St. George Street, Room 605
                                    Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2M8

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