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Fellowships and Awards

For information about awards specific to your Department, consult with your Graduate Program Director.
For more information about other funding opportunities at McGill, visit Graduate & Postdoctoral Fellowships.



The following are funding opportunities available to Education graduate students:

External Fellowships

Awards and Fellowships - Faculty-level Competitions

Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships

The Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to new students accepted into a doctoral degree at any department at McGill University

Value: $25,000 or $35,000, renewable annually based on satisfactory progress to a maximum tenure of 3 years for doctoral level.

Application Deadline: A call for applications will be posted in the winter semster.

Tomlinson Fellowship (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Safari.)

Freda and Irwin Browns Award

Learning sciences integrate research on learning and cognition to prepare students to explore different media and environments. The Freda & Irwin Browns Award supports the exploration of learner engagement and performance, in addition to how people acquire knowledge, and how instructors teach.

Eligibility: Granted on the basis of academic excellence to an outstanding graduate student pursuing research in learning sciences. Preference will be given to those students whose research has a focus on how to better prepare students to navigate through a variety of media, contexts and environments in order to learn.

Browns Award (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Safari.)

The Herschel and Christine Victor Fellowship in Education

The Herschel and Christine Victor Fellowship in Education was established in 2000 by Herschel Victor (B.Com. 1944) for an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Education. This faculty-level endowment is awarded annually and is non-renewable.

Victor Fellowship (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Safari.)

The Jackie Kirk Fellowship

The Jackie Kirk Fellowship was established in 2009 by Andrew Kirk in memory of his wife, Jackie Kirk. It is awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Education, with a preference for students whose research has a focus on any one or a combination of the following: post-conflict education on developing countries, women teachers, and girlhood studies. This faculty-level endowment is awarded annually and is non-renewable.

Jackie Kirk Fellowship (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Safari.)

The Jackie Kirk Fieldwork Support Fund

Established in 2009 by McGill Professor Andrew Kirk in memory of his wife, Jackie Kirk, to recognize and promote the scholarship and achievements of students conducting fieldwork.

The Fund will support and recognize an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Education and be awarded annually on the basis of academic merit.

Value: Varies.

Jackie Kirk Fieldwork Fellowship (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Firefox, Safari.)

Walter A. and K. Mary Marsh Fellowship in Education

Awarded to outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated leadership qualities. Preference will be given to graduate students conducting research with a focus on teaching.

Value: Varies

Application Deadline: A call for applications will be posted in the winter semster.

Marsh Fellowship (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Safari.)

Dr. Gauri Shankar Guha Award in International Development Education

Established in 2003 by Dr. Ratna Ghosh in her late father's name for an outstanding graduate student pursuing research in international development education in the Faculty of Education. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and aptitude for research by the Faculty of Education Awards Committee.

Value: Minimum $1,000

Application Deadline: A call for applications will be posted in the winter semster.

Guha Award (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Safari.)

The Stansfield Award for School-based Classroom Research

Established in 2000 by a bequest by Ellen Edith Grubb Stansfield (BA'29, MA'31) in recognition of her experience, leadership and interest in education, schools and classrooms. Awarded by the Faculty of Education to an outstanding student entering the first year of a full-time MA thesis or PhD program in the Faculty of Education with research in classroom and school contexts.

Value: Minimum $1,000

 Application Deadline: A call for applications will be posted in the winter semster.

Stansfield Award (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Safari.)

Other Financing Possibilities - Specific Awards

Education Graduate Student's Society (EGSS)/Faculty of Education Travel Award

All Education graduate students (including part-time, international and non-thesis) can apply for the EGSS/Faculty of Education Travel Award. Applicants must be presenters (paper, poster, panel, etc.) at a workshop or conference (proof of acceptance is required).

Application Deadlines:Students must submit applications by the following deadlines:
For events held November 1 to February 29 inclusive: October 15
For events held March 1 to June 30 inclusive: February 15
For events held July 1 to October 31 inclusive: June 15

Please visit the EGSS website for further information and to download an application form.

Hard copies of applications are to be submitted to the Office of the Deans, Room 230, Education Building.

The Miriam Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Psychology

Established by the Miriam Foundation, to award outstanding postdoctoral trainees in the fields of developmental psychology and neurodevelopmental disorders, with a specific focus on autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. It is expected that the recipient carry out their work, at least two days per week, onsite at an organization designated by the Miriam Foundation. This Fellowship is awarded annually on the basis of academic merit to support and recognize an outstanding postdoctoral trainee. It may be renewed once.

Eligibility:

  • Research area must focus upon the field of developmental psychology related to autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities.
  • Applicant must have completed their PhD at the time of beginning the award and have a professor from the Faculty of Education agreed to supervise their post-doctoral training.
  • Applicant must hold high academic records.

Value:
This year, the Office of the Associate Dean, Research will nominate one Postdoctoral fellow in consultation with the members of the Committee on Graduate Studies (CGS). The value of this Fellowship is $50,000.

Miriam Fellowship (PDF Form) (Use Adobe Reader 11 or later. Compatible browsers include Explorer, Safari.)

EGSS Fellowships

Master's Professional Leadership Award, established in 2006 to recognize the community leadership and professional involvement of a Master's student in the Faculty of Education. Valued at $500, this is granted to a student (full or part-time) who has been enrolled in a non-thesis degree for at least one semester.

Master's Research Excellence, established to recognize the research excellence of a Master's student in the Faculty of Education. This $500 award is granted to a student (full-time) who has been enrolled in a thesis degree program for at least one semester.

Doctoral Award for Research and Professional Excellence, awarded to an outstanding Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Education. Valued at $1,000, it recognizes a student who has applied his/her research or academic learning and has made a distinctive contribution to the profession or wider community.

For more information about these awards and about application procedures, please email egss [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (EGSS Fellowship Information).

Departmental Awards

Other Financing Possibilities - Varia

  • Stipend from a Supervisor's Research Grant or Contract
  • Loans and Bursaries from the Federal or Provincial Government
  • Differential Fee Waiver for the international fee supplement

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office awards approximately 120 Differential Fee Waivers per term to international students, approximate value:
$5,750 - Ph.D.
$6,500 - Masters.

These differential fee waivers are restricted to international graduate students at McGill whose visa status requires them to pay full international tuition fees. Recipients must be registered full-time and be within the period of residency. (See explanation of residency in the Program Requirements section of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar). Students in a qualifying year or additional session are not eligible. Students in "privatized" programs are not eligible. All eligible international students are automatically considered by departments for differential fee waivers, if the unit has them to offer. Please consult your individual department for nomination procedures. Interested students who cannot otherwise qualify for an external differential fee waiver should contact the department to which they are applying.