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Dean of Arts Development Fund

All alma mater fund donations designated to the Faculty of Arts are directed to the Dean of Arts Development Fund (DADF). The funds are allocated at the Dean’s discretion to support Faculty projects, as well as undergraduate and graduate learning.

The DADF supports a wide range of events, publications and research opportunities for members of the Faculty of Arts, enhancing Faculty research and the student learning experience.

Only requests submitted on the appropriate application form (see below) will be considered. The form must be signed and dated by the applicant, and by the Department Chair.

Application Criteria/Information for Students Requesting Funding

  • Must be a full-time student in the Faculty of Arts
  • The Dean of Arts Development Fund does not fund individual student activities
  • Only University recognized groups/organizations are eligible to receive funding
  • Priority will be given to events/projects taking place in the Faculty of Arts
  • Any project that involves another McGill Faculty must show evidence that support is being received from that Faculty (this information must be included in the budget section of the application)
  • Awards customarily range from $100-$2,000

Application Criteria/Information for Faculty Members Requesting Funding

  • Must be a full-time faculty member in the Faculty of Arts
  • The Dean of Arts Development Fund does not fund individual faculty activities
  • Applications are solely to request funding for academic conferences, workshops and visiting speakers
  • Only University recognized groups/organizations are eligible to receive funding
  • Priority will be given to events being held at McGill
  • Funding is to be confirmed from other sources (as applications without matching funding from other sources may be unsuccessful)
  • Awards customarily range from $100-$2,000

The Dean will review and assess applications 4 times a year:

=>Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (applications due by 5:00pm on Thursday, September 11, 2014)

=>Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (applications due by 5:00pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014)

=>Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (applications due by 5:00pm on Thursday, February 26, 2015)

=>Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (applications due by 5:00pm on Thursday, May 28, 2015)

Awards are made possible through the generous support of our Alumni and friends of the Faculty of Arts.

A DADF administrator will inform the applicant of any decision and release the funds where applicable. Successful applicants are required to advertise the support of the Dean of Arts Development Fund. This includes the printing of the DADF logo on all posters and other promotional material. All recipients of funding are also required to provide a final report on the outcome of their projects/events to the Faculty of Arts Development Office within 30 days of the project's/event's completion. Applicants who do not submit a final report may be ineligible to apply for future funding. 

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SUPPORT THE DADF To make a contribution to the DADF follow the link on this page or contact joanna [dot] gottlieb [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Joanna Gottlieb), Development Officer, Development & Alumni Relations Office, Faculty of Arts, (514) 398-7204.

Ways to Give

1) By Cheque – Please send your cheque to the Faculty of Arts, McGill University, Peterson Hall, Room 218, 3460 McTavish Street Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 0E6

2) By Credit Card - Phone Joanna Gottlieb at 514-398-7204.

3) By Credit Card – Online – follow this link.

Always specify your intention to support the DADF. Our fund allocation code is - 02102. Marking this on your cheque or in “other” comments will ensure your gift supports the causes which are of importance to you.

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Arts Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Teaching Awards are designed to recognize outstanding teaching in the Faculty by graduate students, and will be awarded at the April Faculty meeting. All full-time Arts graduate students in good standing who are Teaching Assistants or Course Lecturers are eligible for this award, and any student or member of the academic staff may submit a nomination.

Three awards of $500 each will be made. Thoughtful and detailed letters of nomination carry greater weight in the selection process than mere numbers of nominations.

Please address your nomination letter to the Committee on Graduate Studies and submit it by email to sarah [dot] kaderabek [at] mcgill [dot] ca or in person, Dawson Hall, Room 216. Please contact Sarah Kaderabek at 514-398-4400, ext. 094822, or at the above email, if you have any questions.

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Recent Winners

2012-2013
Ms. Bree Akesson, Social Work
Ms. Casey McCormick, English
Ms. Kalyani Thurairajah, Sociology

2011-2012
Ms. Rosemary Carlton, Social Work
Ms. Paulina Mickiewicz, Art History and Communication Studies
Mr. Walter Pedersen, Linguistics

2010-2011
Ms. Samantha Burton, Art History
Mr. Robert Stephens, Philosophy
Ms. Cheryl Thompson, Communication Studies

2009-2010
Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Islamic Studies
Mr. Emrah Sahin, History
Mr. William Dalton, Linguistics

2008-2009
Mr. Bok Hoong Young Hoon, Economics
Mr. Yvan Tétrault, Philosophy

2007-2008
Ms. Tania Jenkins, Sociology
Mr. Oner Ozçelik, Linguistics

2006-2007
Ms. Andrea Braithwaite, Art History and Communication Studies
Mr. James Devine, Political Science
Mr. Daniel Douek, Political Science
Mr. Tobin Skinner, Linguistics

Arts Graduate Student Travel Award

Funding is provided in part by the GREAT program of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office and by the Graduate Research Mobility Award program of the Quebec government. The award is also supported by Anna Yang, BCL, LLB'88 and Joseph Schull, BA'82 and MA'85 

The Arts Graduate Student Travel Awards are designed to support graduate student travel for the purposes of research (including archival research or field work) and the dissemination of research including conference presentations. Each graduate student is eligible to receive up to $3000 in awards over the course of his or her graduate career at McGill.  For additional information, see the attached document: gst_information_2014_updated.doc

Funds will be distributed as a lump sum payment in $500 increments, up to a maximum of $3000. In exceptional situations, $3000 may be awarded for an extended research trip or travel to a far destination.  We strongly discourage graduate students from using more than $2000 for conference travel.  

To apply, fill out and print the attached Application Form: gst_application_2014_updated.doc

The application deadlines are: January 15, 2014, May 15, 2014 and September 15, 2014.

*In the event that the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business day.

Send to:
Dr. Sarah Kaderabek
Office of the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Dawson Hall, Room 216
853 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5

Tel: 514-398-4400 Ext. 094822
Email: sarah [dot] kaderabek [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Wolfe Graduate Fellowships

The Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy is pleased to announce a competition for a limited number of Wolfe Graduate Fellowships for graduate students candidates whose thesis work reflect the themes of the chair.

The mandate of the Wolfe Chair is to conduct research, teach and perform public outreach regarding the intellectual foundations, nature and methods of scientific and technological innovation and to provide support to well-rounded students capable of making constructive contributions to debates surrounding science, technology and society. The Chair is devoted to research that advances understanding of key scientific and technological concepts and examines the relationships among science, technology, and a broad range of social, ethical, political, and economic issues, practices and conditions.

We are seeking outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Arts conducting research in areas directly related to the themes of the Wolfe Chair and preferably who will be writing their thesis or dissertation during the 2014-2015 academic year (preference will be given to PhD students during their final year of the program). These fellowships (valued at $8000) will be awarded on the basis of high academic standing, community involvement, and athletic activities.  Students must be registered as full-time graduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year to receive funds.

Applications should include a completed form (2014-2015_wolfe_fellowship_application.pdf), a curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from your thesis supervisor. Please send the application to Dr. Gabriella Coleman (gabriella [dot] coleman [at] mcgill [dot] ca) no later than April 15th, 2014 with the subject line “Wolfe Dissertation Fellowship 2014-2015” and have your thesis supervisor send a letter as well.  In addition, please turn in a physical copy of all materials to:

Sarah Kaderabek, PhD
Liaison Officer
Faculty of Arts, McGill University
Dawson Hall 216

Successful applicants will be required to report outcomes of the Fellowship to Wolfe Chair and to write a letter to the donor.

McCord Museum-related Research Funding

Fred and Betty Price Research Award
Value: up to $7,500
Duration: 1 June to 31 August
Number of awards available: one
Application deadline: 21 February 2014 (5:00pm)
The McCord Museum and the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) invite applications from meritorious McGill graduate students in the Faculties of Arts, Education, Law, Management, and Religious Studies, and in the Schools of Architecture and Music, whose research directly involves the collections of the McCord Museum and reflects IPLAI’s interest in innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship. Preference will be given to doctoral candidates who will have completed their coursework and comprehensive exams, but master’s students writing theses will also be considered.
For more information and application requirements, click here.

Max Stern McCord Museum Fellowship
Value: up to $20,000 (doctoral level) or up to $15,000 (master’s level)
Duration: 1 September to 30 April
Number of awards available: one
Application deadline: 21 February 2014 (5:00pm)
The McCord Museum and the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) invite applications from meritorious McGill graduate students in the Faculty of Arts whose research directly involves the collections of the McCord Museum and reflects IPLAI’s interest in innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship. Preference will be given to doctoral candidates who will have completed their coursework and comprehensive exams, but master’s students writing theses will also be considered.
For more information and application requirements, click here.

Archie Malloch Graduate Fellowships in Public Learning

Archie Malloch Graduate Fellowships in Public Learning
Value: Up to $6500 (amount may vary from year to year)
Duration: 1 September to 31 December or 1 January to 30 April
Number of awards available: 1 in Fall term; 1 in Winter term
Application deadline: 21 February 2014 (5:00pm)
IPLAI invites applications from exceptional graduate students in any discipline who are completing interdisciplinary humanities-based PhD or MA theses that fit well with the goals and programs of the Institute. Recipients of the Malloch Graduate Awards must have completed all course requirements for their degree programs as well as the majority of their thesis research. Priority will be given to doctoral candidates, but master's students are eligible to apply. The awards are intended to fund the completion of the students' dissertation.
For more information and application requirements, see http://www.mcgill.ca/iplai/student-support/archie-malloch-graduate-fellowships

Media@McGill Arts Graduate Research Fellowships

Media@McGill offers a research fellowship on a competitive basis, to doctoral students, registered in a department within the Faculty of Arts, conducting media-related research. The fellowship is provided to a PhD 4, 5 or 6 student conducting media-related research projects.

Please note that students registered in a program within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies for the Media@McGill Arts Graduate Research Fellowship, and should instead apply for the Media@McGill AHCS Graduate Research Fellowship.

To apply, please visit the Media@McGill Arts Graduate Research Fellowhshipwebsite and read the instructions on how to submit your application, paying particular attention to the Eligibility, Application Materials, and Condition of Award sections.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Please send your complete dossier in a single email to sophie [dot] toupin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sophie Toupin), Project Adminstrator, Media@McGill.

Applications received late or without the required information will not be admissible.

For any further information, please contact sophie [dot] toupin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sophie Toupin) or call 514-398-8364.

Media@McGill ACHS Graduate Research Fellowships

Media@McGill offers a research fellowship on a competitive basis, to doctoral students, either in Art History or in Communication Studies, conducting media-related research. The fellowship is provided to a PhD 4, 5 or 6 student conducting media-related research projects.

To apply, please visit the http://media.mcgill.ca/en/AHCS_graduate_research_fellowship website and read the instructions on how to submit your application, paying particular attention to the Eligibility, Application Materials, and Condition of Award sections.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Please send your complete dossier in a single email to sophie [dot] toupin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sophie Toupin), Project Administrator, Media@McGill.

Applications received late or without the required information will not be admissible.

For any further information, please contact sophie [dot] toupin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sophie Toupin) or call 514-398-8364.

Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship

Media@McGill is a hub of interdisciplinary research, scholarship and public outreach on issues in media, technology and culture, located in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.

Media@McGill offers Postdoctoral Fellowships to promising scholars engaging in media-related research, as defined in Media@McGill’s mission statement.

Fellows are provided with a workspace, and are expected to take an active role in the research activities and academic life of Media@McGill (participation in conferences, seminars, etc.). They may also have the possibility of teaching a course within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.

Eligibility: The Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to both national and international scholars who completed their doctoral degrees in a university other than McGill no earlier than June 1, 2010 or later. Fluency in English is essential; working knowledge of French is an asset.

Value and Duration:  The stipend for the Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship is $45,000 CAD for 12 months (this includes a travel research stipend) beginning in the first week of September 2014. 

Application Process: Click here to view the two-part application process for 2014-2014.

Arts Internship Awards

The Faculty of Arts Internship Program allows McGill University to offer the kind of global exposure that simply cannot be replicated in the classroom. McGill University is deeply committed to ensuring that our students are provided with every possible opportunity to make the most of their undergraduate years and to provide them with the necessary tools so they will be sought after by both the best graduate schools and employers. Internships are an ideal way for students to translate their classroom experience into real-world situations and gain valuable experience related to their field of study.

To reach the Faculty of Arts Internship home page, click here.

To go directly to the Arts Internship Awards page, click here.

Undergraduate Arts Research Internship Awards (ARIA)

The purpose of Arts Research Internship Award (ARIA) is to support students who undertake research during the summer under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Where possible, students should also be permitted to obtain academic credit for the research internship through the appropriate course offered by a department.

In each of 2010 and 2011, the Faculty of Arts will provide 35 Undergraduate Research Internship awards with a value of $2,000. These awards must be equally matched by individual faculty members or their departments in order to provide a total award of $4,000 to the student.

Application deadline: March 15th, 2010. Any unused allocations will be advertised by March 19th with applications accepted March 26th, 2010.

To reach the Faculty of Arts Internship home page, click here.

To go directly to the Undergraduate Arts Research Internship Awards page, click here.

Moyse Travelling Scholarship for undergraduates who will be completing their final year.

Founded by the late Right Honourable Lord Atholstan, to commemorate the "splendid services of Dr. Charles E. Moyse, for forty-two years Professor of English, during sixteen of which he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Vice-Principal of the University." Two scholarships, tenable for one year, are to be awarded. One scholarship will be awarded for distinction by the Faculty of Arts and the other for distinction by the Faculty of Science. The values for each Faculty will be $11,000. If there is no winner in one of these faculties, both scholarships may be awarded to applicants in the other faculty.

Although this is highly unlikely, in the absence of applicants of sufficient merit in either of the faculties, applications from final year students in other undergraduate faculties, or from graduate students may be considered.

Holders must devote the year of tenure to advanced study, preferably in a British or European university, but not to the exclusion of other institutions approved by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.

How to apply

Letters of application,whether from graduate or from students in the final year of the undergraduate course, should reach the Deans of the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science not later than April 1st. Applications should be accompanied by:

1. the names of two referees who are familiar with the applicant's work, who have been asked by the applicant to write to the Dean (c/o Course and Program Officer, Dawson Hall, Room 309) on the applicant's behalf. These letters should stress the academic and scholarly qualities that make the individual applicant outstanding in comparison with other students.

2. the letters of reference themselves (it is the applicant's responsibility to have letters of reference in place to complete the file);

3. a detailed and comprehensive statement of the applicant's proposed course of study including the institutio or centre at which he or she proposes to study;

4. an official McGill Transcript if the applicant is not in the current graduating class;

5. a statement indicating other sources of graduate funding acquired or are possibly available to the applicant.

**Please include your contact information (e-mail address, telephone number and mailing address)** STUDENTS SHOULD ONLY APPLY IF THEIR CGPA IS 3.50 OR HIGHER AND ONLY IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR AN INTERVIEW SOME TIME IN EARLY MAY (ASSUMING THEY QUALIFY FOR THE SHORT LIST OF CANDIDATES).

 

For other awards available to Arts students, go to the Teaching and Learning page and click on the Learning menu.

 

Information on Research Grants and Other Grants for Faculty Members