A number of departmental graduate assistantships are available to full-time students. Students receiving graduate assistantships work with individual professors. Preference will be given to students who are not on paid sabbatical leave. The deadline for applications is March 31 except for Graduate Education Programs (March 1). Applications and inquiries should be addressed to the graduate department to which you are making application.

The GSSAAC awards additional assistantships in the Fall Term which enable faculty to hire students to assist in a faculty member’s research activity. Interested students should contact the Graduate Coordinator for their program.

Faculty Research Endowment Fund for Student Assistantships
Established by Faculty during the Learning and Leading capital campaign to support faculty research, this endowment enables students to work directly with faculty members on clearly defined research projects. These assistantships are available to undergraduate, full or part-time students. Faculty in any discipline, who are eligible for funding under the Mount’s policy for internal grants, may apply.
Application Deadline: January 15, by 4 p.m.

Jeanne Sauvé Research Assistantship for Women in Science
Madam Jeanne Sauvé lent her name to the Mount’s initiative for women in science to address the national concern regarding the representation of women in the fields of science and technology. The Jeanne Sauvé Endowment for Women in Science was established through the University’s Learning and Leading capital campaign and supports the Jeanne Sauvé Research Assistantship for Women in Science. This summer assistantship is offered to a female student who is doing research in a science discipline; she will work with faculty who would normally follow under NSERC guidelines. The recipient is chosen by a committee of the Chairs of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology. Please contact your faculty member or Science Chair if interested.

Susan and Russell Boyd Undergraduate Student Research Assistantship
Established by Drs. Susan and Russell Boyd in 2022 to support and encourage student research at MSVU and to recognize the 75th Birthday of Susan, Professor Emerita, who joined MSVU’s Department of Chemistry in 1976 and retired in 2006. This award provides funding for undergraduate students who have an interest in research in science or a science related area. (e.g. applied human nutrition, psychology) Preference will be given to female students from disadvantaged or underrepresented backgrounds.