What's the Point? Pitching Your Research to Fellowship Reviewers


Redpath Library Building 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

It can be a struggle to articulate what your research contributes to the field.  But in a graduate funding proposal, this is often what makes or breaks your application.

Come to this workshop and learn how to highlight the purpose and contributions of your research.


  • A 1-hour peer review session with two other graduate students.  You will give and receive feedback.
  • Fellow peer-reviewers are likely not from the same department or discipline as you, just as Tri-Council reviewers will hail from diverse disciplines.


  • The paragraph of your fellowship application in which you describe the main purpose of your proposed research and why it is important.  Single-spaced, roughly 250 words

Register here >>

What’s the Point? is part of a series of SKILLSETS and Graphos offerings that give grad students a leg up on fellowship applications.  You may also be interested in Would You Fund It?, where McGill faculty members assess graduate students’ fellowship proposals, or Would You Fund It Now?, where grad students peer review one another’s draft proposals. 

Fellowships webinars also available here

Co-sponsored by Graphos and SKILLSETS