Million Dollar PhD

Make more than minimum wage in Canadian graduate school

Most students make less than minimum wage in grad school, and their debt takes a decade to pay off.

Throughout my years in grad school, I went from earning less than minimum wage to being awarded over a million dollars from 30 scholarships and grants. This funding made it possible to support four other graduate students, hire a dozen research assistants, and present my research at conferences across the world.

This book contains everything I learned about graduate funding, focusing on research-based Master’s and PhD programs in Canada.

Jay Olson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University