Funding opportunities

GUARANTEED FUNDING

***This funding is available once you have been accepted to the program and will be paid out in early January***

  • Mobility Award $3000

    Quebec residents, Canadian and International students participating in an official exchange, field-study semester, study-on-own, research or internship program may be entitled to a bursary for international studies.

    For additional information on this bursary click here.

  • Laboratories Without Borders Award up to $2500 (based on the amount available)

    This award is generously supported by the McGill Commitment.


ADDITIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

***The awards are available once you have been accepted to the program***

Faculty of Science

 

Denise Emma Benzacar Field Study Awards

The Denise Emma Benzacar Field Study Awards were established by Denise (BSc '58) and Tom Dailey to help Faculty of Science students participating in the Faculty of Science Study Semesters, engaging in research at McGill Field Study Stations or taking part in field work as part of their academic curriculum.

Award amount: up to $1500 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

David and Erica Davidovic Science Intern Award

The David and Erica Davidovic Science Intern Award was created in 2010 to benefit students studying abroad. The Davidovics recognize the value of out-of classroom learning experiences, particularly abroad, and an award value of several hundred dollars will be offered.

Award amount: up to $1500 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

Ronald I. Levine Fund

The Ronald I. Levine Fund was created to help support the field study programs in the Faculty of Science through initiatives that would enable the Faculty of Science to consistently improve upon the services it provides to students participating in the field study programs.

Award amount: up to $1500 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

Irene Woods Field Study Awards

The Irene Woods Field Study Awards were established by Irene Woods (M.Sc. '66) to help Faculty of Science students participating in the Faculty of Science Study Semesters, engaging in research at McGill Field Study Stations or taking part in field work as part of their academic curriculum.

Award amount: up to $1500 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

Faculty of Arts

 

Schull Yang International Experience Award

The Schull Yang International Experience Award, supported by Joseph Schull (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang (BCL , LLB ’88), helps students gain first hand international experience related to their fields of study. The award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their international experience. The Schull Yang International Experience Award is part of the McGill International Experience Awards initiative.

Award amount: up to $2500

Biology Students

 

McGill Biology Student Union Bursary Fund

In addition to the Faculty of Science awards and as a Biology student you can also apply to the McGill Biology Student Union Bursary. The McGill Biology Student Union Bursary fund is a merit based bursary awarded to biology students wishing to pursue field courses within the Department of Biology at McGill. The MBSU is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the study of life; we believe that field studies are integral to an education in biology, and we strive to make field courses more accessible to our students.

Award amount: from $250-$1000 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

Follow the link MBSU for further information.

McGill School of Environment (MSE) Students

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Vivian Lewin Field Study Endowment Award

Vivian Lewin Field Study Endowment Award – awarded to meritorious McGill School of Environment (MSE) students. The award supports MSE students who wish to take a McGill recognized field study abroad program OR have a pre-arranged independent course or Honours project that involves field research abroad. For more information, contact kathy.roulet [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Vivian%20Lewin%20Field%20Study%20Endowment%20Award) (Kathy Roulet).

Award amount: $550

Enriched Educational Opportunities Bursaries (EEO)

 

The EEO Bursary Program will help students with the additional costs of extra opportunities offered by Field Semesters. Bursaries are non‐repayable forms of financial assistance based on demonstrated financial need.


APPLICATION FORM FOR AWARDS

Send the following documents to ifso.science [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Field%20Studies%20Awards)

- Field Study Awards Application Form

- Unofficial transcript

- C.V.

Deadline: December 1, noon (EST) - no exceptions!

Award thank you notes

At the end of your field study semester you will be asked to provide the following:

- A picture
- A short report about your experience or a specific event that happened during your field semester
- A thank you note to the donors