Enhancements to the SGS Parental Grant

Retroactive to the start of the 2019-2020 academic year, SGS Parental Grants will increase in both value and duration for both birth parents and non-birth or adoptive parents. Grant values of up to $5,833 per session are available for the primary caregiver of a newborn or newly adopted child during an approved leave for up to two academic sessions (equivalent to eight months). Birth parents who have been granted a three-session leave (12 months) can also apply for a third additional installment of up to $5,833. 

While students can initiate the grant application process, we ask that graduate units complete and support the application. 

About the SGS Parental Grant

Established in 2017, the SGS Parental Grant provides financial assistance to full-time domestic and international students in the funded cohort of a research-stream doctoral program who experience a loss or reduction in funding during an approved parental leave of absence.  

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