Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Graduate Fellowship

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Graduate Fellowship (FCAT-GF) is a one-term award valued at $3,250. 

To be eligible to apply for a FCAT-GF, the student must be registered as a full-time, regular, (not "on-leave" or"part-time") student and must normally have a minimum grade point average of 3.50. Applicants should first read the FCAT-GF Terms of Reference below to ensure they meet all of the criteria for this award.

Eligible students apply through their department of enrolment by applying through the Graduate Award, Application, and Adjudication System (GA3)

When these steps have been taken, the FCAT-GF application and accompanying documents must be submitted by the departmental deadline to the Graduate Program Assistant in the school of enrolment or intended enrolment.

Terms of Reference

  1. The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship (FCAT-GF) is a merit-based award valued at $3,250.
  2. To be eligible to hold a Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship, a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on leave" or "part-time") student, and should normally have a firstclass (>3.5) grade point average. However, good standing in research ability may outweigh the grade point average criterion. A student may not be recommended for a FCAT-GF while carrying a deferred grade.
  3. Each school will advise applicants of the criteria of academic merit, based on grades, research ability and progress.
  4. Recipients of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship may accept scholarship support from other sources, but the total value of the support (external scholarships, internal scholarships and research assistantships) should not exceed $50,000 per year.
  5. There is no restriction on FCAT-GF recipients receiving income for other work during the tenure of the FCAT-GF, except as noted in Point 4. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a FCAT-GF at the same time as the external award.
  6. Students will normally be eligible to receive FCAT-GF support during the first nine (9) semesters of a Master's program and during the first fifteen (15) semesters of a PhD program. (Where a student transfers from a Master's program directly into a PhD program, the first term registered in the PhD program will be used to determine eligibility.)
  7. Applicants may apply for and be recommended for one semester of support in each academic year (commencing in the Fall academic term).
  8. Awards are made by the Senate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendation of each School’s Graduate Program Committee.
  9. Application is made on the Graduate Award, Application, and Adjudication System (GA3). All post-secondary transcripts must be received by the Graduate Program Chair.

Revised: June 2016

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