Graduate Funding Package
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto provides funding packages to full-time graduate students in the Ph.D. and non-professional MA programs.
The defining characteristics of the funding model are:
Each student in the graduate funding cohort will receive a personalized information package (mailed at the beginning of June) which will confirm the composition of their funding package and provide students with the necessary processes and documentation that needs to be completed to obtain their funding. If you have not received this package by August 3, 2012, please contact us through the email address below. For those who wish to have a general understanding of how the funding works we have included the information sheets
Deadline for Applying for your Graduate Funding
Graduate student funding is designed as an income support plan. Students are expected to access funding to meet daily living and study expenses. Retroactive payments after the start of a student's academic year are strictly limited. Students can request their funding entitlements up to August 31 of the current funding year. For example, funding for the 2011/2012 academic year can be requested up to August 31, 2012.
If a student's funding includes a work component, we will make reasonable efforts to find suitable employment for late requests. However, should we be unable to find a suitable assignment, the student's funding will be reduced by the value of the equitable work assignment.
Employment Opportunities Fulfilling The Work Component
Below are employment opportunities offered by OISE which, if obtained, will be counted as part of your funding package. Information on positions and procedures can be found on the Grad Student Jobs webpage.
Graduate Assistantship - These positions provides research experience. Most students in the funding cohort are offered a Graduate Assistantship as part of their package.
R&D Graduate Assistantships - these positions will be posted sometime in August.
Teaching Assistant (TA) - Available to students in the doctoral program. Usually posted in the spring.
Teacher Education Program Assistant (TEPA) - Available to students in the doctoral program. Usually posted in the spring.
Sole Responsibility Positions - Available to students in the doctoral program. Usually posted in the spring.
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