Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship

Terms of Reference

  1. The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship (FCAT-GF) is a merit-based award funded by the Dean's Fund, 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 Ph.D. program. Where a student transfers from a Master's program directly into a Ph.D. program, the first term registered in the Ph.D. 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 through the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3)

Revised: June 2016

At a Glance

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship

Amount: $3,250 CDN
Tenure: 1 semester