There are a number of funding initiatives handled by the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). While McGill GPS does not play a part in the application for these awards, GPS Graduate Funding serves as a liaison once the award is given and facilitates payments. DFAIT announces their deadlines independently.
For more information on DFAIT funding, refer to the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada scholarships website.
Award Process Overview
At time of application:
1. Application is submitted to agency through the proposed McGill supervisor
2. Department collects all completed documents relating to the Graduate Research Trainee Registration and submits them to GPS Admission via Enrolment Services. We ask for a copy of this completed form at the time of application in order to ensure the student can start the award as soon as possible after notification of a successful application.
At time of receiving award:
3. Grant agreement no longer required. Invitation letter from proposed department/supervisor must be sent to awardee to be sent to student (electronically as well as hard copy)
4. Once awarded, awardees must apply for their work permits. Once the work permit is issued, a copy of it and proof of health insurance must be forwarded to GPS Graduate Funding via Service Point, or via email at graduatefunding [dot] gps [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Departmental Deadlines to GPS
The above steps are expected to be complete before the visiting student arrives and before their research starts.