Graduate Funding Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA)

Graduate students are highly encouraged to apply for GTA positions to assist faculty in the delivery of courses within SEDRD (BLA and EDRD courses) and University-wide. All GTA positions are posted on the University of Guelph’s Academic Staff Work Assignments website. Students are also advised of SEDRD GTA postings via email, typically in July and November of each year. 

Graduate students should consult their class (and other) schedules, or what they intend to be their schedule, before making their applications. The student is responsible for ensuring that they will be available to TA for the course sections listed in their preferences for the full duration of the contract as indicated in the posting. Note that GTA duties for a course will typically include invigilating final exams, as well as giving labs, seminars, grading, etc.; students should therefore not apply to TA for a course the labs/seminars and final exam for which they cannot attend.

Graduate students should make multiple selections in their applications for a GTA as it is not always possible to assign students to their top choice. You can include your preference within each application to indicate your rank order of preference.

Please refer to the SEDRD GTA Hiring Guidelines in the file attachment below for more information about the GTA selection process.

Contact the SEDRD Administrative Officer, Cate Mennega ( for additional information regarding SEDRD GTA’s. Any person employed as a GTA is considered part of the CUPE Local 3913 Union at the University of Guelph.  For more information see CUPE Local 3913.

Graduate Student Research Assistantships (GSRA)

Opportunities may be available for students to work with faculty on research projects. These opportunities are managed by the faculty member responsible for the project. Opportunities may be circulated via email or graduate students may be approached based on the scope of the project.

Other Funding Opportunities

There are opportunities to apply for graduate scholarships and various awards.  Please visit the Scholarships and Awards section of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for information.

Student Financial Services provides services and resources to support students on financial matters, including tuition fees and payments, scholarships, bursaries, travel grants, assistance programs etc.  Please visit the Student Financial Services website for information.


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