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CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards



CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award


Reach your academic unit to learn more about deadlines and timelines

How to apply

Applicants are responsible for providing an updated CV and an abstract of the dissertation (max. 350 words). Please contact your unit for further information.

Vanier CGS Competition

For more information about the Vanier CGS Competition, including a summary of eligibility criteria, see Vanier information for applicants.


All recommended applicants are to be submitted on FAD. The deadline for submission is October 2, 2014.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The purpose of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is to build world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers at an internationally competitive level of funding. The objective is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

Award for Excellence in Service

Each year, the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is pleased to invite departments to submit nominations for the Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Details, including eligibility criteria and nomination procedure, can be found below.


To acknowledge outstanding contributions by members of the administrative and support staff of the University for service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Richard H. Tomlinson Fellowships

The Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellowships are recruitment fellowships for 
new postdoctoral scholars accepted into a postdoctoral research position at any department at McGill University.

Richard H. Tomlinson (PhD '48, McGill University) enjoyed a career in Chemistry that won him national recognition as a university teacher and success as an inventor and entrepreneur. In the year 2000, he created this exceptional series of recruitment student awards with the aim of giving the finest young minds the opportunity to study at McGill University.