Hoping to study and/or conduct research outside of Canada? The following external funding opportunities will help you do just that.
|Program||DAAD Graduate Scholarship for Study/Research|
|€715- €975/month (depending on degree level)|
|Deadline||October 18, 2012|
|How to Apply||Original hard copy of application and all original supporting documents, plus 4 identical copies, submitted to Service Point by deadline. Clearly label documents/packages "GPS Graduate Funding".
Exception: Fine Arts and Performing Music students submit directly to DAAD, and must submit one original plus 2 copies of all application materials. Only one set of supplemental materials (slides, tapes etc) should be submitted.
Be sure to submit all materials and the correct amount of copies. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. See below for further application instructions.
|Contact||Please contact your departmental Graduate Fellowship Student Affairs Coordinator or consult the DAAD website.|
DAAD offers scholarships to outstanding graduate students, PhD candidates (ABD Status*), PhD holders, and Postdoctoral scholars for whom study and/or research at a German institution will have a significant impact.
- Graduate students should be enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program.
- PhD candidates must have completed all course requirements and should have a minimum of ABD status. For students who do not yet hold ABD status*, Study Scholarships are awarded for ten (10) months only.
- Doctoral and Postdoctoral applicants must have completed their PhD no more than two (2) years prior to applying. Applicants who have ABD status* or higher should see the DAAD website section for PhD and Postdocs for further eligibility requirements and awards terms and guidelines.
- Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens. Foreign nationals must be affiliated with an accredited US or Canadian university and express intent to return to their US / Canadian institution following the research visit to Germany. All foreign nationals must contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility status.
- Applicants are requested to have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study or do research in a particular university department.
- Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a good command of German.
- Applicants may not hold a DAAD grant and a grant from another German or German-American organization / German-Canadian organization concurrently for the same project. Prior recipients of a DAAD grant should contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility status.
*ABD (All But Dissertation) means that you must have completed all comprehensive exams and coursework and only have to submit and successfully defend your thesis.
Please read the DAAD Applicant Instructions in full before completing your application.
Once received at McGill Gradute Funding, applications will be screened and forwarded to a central interdisciplinary committee for final review and ranking.
Fulbright Student and Scholar Awards
- Fulbright awards are for future graduate students, current graduate students, and faculty who wish to study, conduct research, or lecture in the United States.
- These awards are available in all disciplines except medical training.
- Fulbright awards can be held concurrently with other awards/grants including SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR research awards/grants, provincial government student awards/grants, university-specific awards/grants, and sabbatical pay.
Specific eligibility criteria is available on the Fulbright website.
Information for Student Applicants
Student awards are available to Canadian graduate students wishing to do one year of research/field work in the United States. Previous students have worked with farmers in Oregon to better understand local food networks, studied the impact of ‘green roofs’ on well-being in Chicago, and discovered the original Haitian Constitution in the archives at Duke University before returning to Canada to complete their graduate degree.
Fulbright award recipients continue to benefit as alumni. In addition to the benefits of joining the prestigious international Fulbright network, alumni have access to Fulbright Canada sponsored academic and social events as well as to additional funding to undertake local community action (through Fulbright Canada’s Eco-Leadership and Community Leadership programs).
Information for Faculty Applicants
The ideal time for faculty members to consider a Fulbright award is when they are planning their sabbatical. Fulbright awards offer a unique opportunity to focus on specific research and writing without the distractions found at home.
How to Apply
Details about all Fulbright programs (including specific eligibility criteria), and online application packages for 2012-2013 can be found on the Fulbright website.
If you have any questions about Fulbright Canada awards, please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Edmond at memond [at] fulbright [dot] ca or 613.688.5513
Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Awards (GREAT Awards)
With the introduction of the GREAT awards program, McGill has invested significant resources for graduate student travel and research dissemination. GREAT awards funds are allocated to Faculties and then disbursed to graduate students. These awards cover not only dissemination of research through graduate student presentations at conferences, but also other graduate student research-enhancement activities, such as travel for fieldwork, archival inquiry and extra-mural collaborative research.
|Value||Value(s) and recipients of the GREAT awards will be at the discretion of the Faculty.|
|Awarding and nomination mechanism||Students should verify with their Faculty in order to know if there are any procedures that must be followed or if the GREAT Awards are being used to complement a Faculty’s existing Travel Award Funds.
The Faculty will decide on an awarding mechanism, considering:
Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship
|Program||Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship|
|Value||Four scholarships of $10,000.00 nationwide (value is subject to change)|
|How to apply||
Submit a hard copy of application and all supporting documents to Service Point in a sealed envelope labelled:
GPS Graduate Funding
Students who are currently or last registered at McGill University apply through McGill for the Mackenzie King Travelling scholarship. McGill may nominate one applicant for the national competition.
Offered to a graduate of any Canadian university to engage in postgraduate studies in the U.S. or U.K. in international or industrial relations (including international or industrial aspects of law, history, politics, economics). Applicants should be persons of unusual worth and promise. Awards are based on academic achievement, personal qualities and demonstrated aptitudes, as well as proposed program of study.
McGill only considers undergraduate applicants with First Class Honours Standing (CGPA of 3.7 or higher - 3.5 for Law) and graduate applicants with cumulative "straight A" records. Students who completed an undergraduate degree at McGill and apply for this scholarship through McGill are also considered for the Delta Upsilon and John Williamson Peacock scholarships.
- Available at the W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships web site
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (NSERC, SSHR, CIHR)
|Up to $6,000 (3-6 months, one time only)|
|Deadline||May 15 / September 15|
|How to Apply||Hard copy of online application and all supporting documents submitted to GPS by deadline. *No extensions or exceptions. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible.|
|Contact||Please contact your Department or consult the agency who granted your award.|
|Who applies||All CGSM, CGSD and Vanier holders are eligible to apply.|
To be eligible to apply for this program, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
- have accepted or hold an active Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Alexander Graham Bell or Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) (Masters or Doctoral level) or Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) in a discipline area supported by the granting agencies;
- be registered at an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application. Successful applicants must maintain full-time graduate research studies, and an active CGS or Vanier CGS during the course of their CGS-FSS supplement funded activities in order to remain eligible.
Eligible applicants can only take up one CGS-FSS while they hold an active CGS or Vanier CGS and must do so within one year of receiving the appropriate notification of award letter from the respective granting agency.
Preparing your application
You must prepare your application and supporting materials using their format standards (consult each agency website, links bove). If your application does not conform to these standards, the agency may reject it or it may be at a disadvantage in the selection process.
If you have supporting documents written in a language other than English or French, you are required to provide the agency with a certified translation of the document.
- A common Tri-Council application form is available on the respective granting websites. This form must be used to apply for the CGS-FSS supplements. Please submit hard copy with original signature.
- An outline of the intended research activities during the study period abroad (2 pages max)
- A letter from the current research supervisor with original signature
- A letter from the potential host supervisor
- A letter of recommendation signed by the Chair of the department with original signature (this document is in addition to agency requirements)
If you have been awarded the above fellowship, please request payment by forwarding to Service Point a copy of your award notice and written confirmation of your dates of travel. Clearly label documents "GPS Graduate Funding".
Philip F. Vineberg Travelling Fellowship
|Program||Philip F. Vineberg Travelling Fellowship|
|Description||The Philip F. Vineberg Travelling Fellowship was established in 1988 in memory of Philip F. Vineberg, O.C., Q.C., B.A., M.A., B.C.L., LL.D., former Professor and Emeritus Governor at McGill University. It is granted to a student registered at McGill and graduating in a degree program in Arts, Education, Law, Library Science, Music, Religious Studies or Social Work, to finance one year of further studies in such disciplines at another university.|
|Deadline||Complete Application to GPS: February 1|
|How to apply||