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SKILLSETS is a suite of workshops designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to complement their research training and provide them with general, transitional and professional skill development opportunities. It is jointly hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services.

SKILLSETS and its partners offer over 200 workshops, information sessions and events throughout the year that are FREE to all McGill Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows. Click here for a calendar.

GPS Student Workshops, Webinars and Info Sessions - 2015

Workshop/Webinar Date Time & Location Registration
Info Session: Applying for your SSHRC Doctoral Award September 18

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Rutherford Physics 112

Register Online

Info Session: Applying for your CIHR Doctoral Award

 September 17

4:00pm to 5:30pm

McIntyre 521

Register Online
Info Session: Applying for your NSERC Doctoral Award September 16

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Leacock 232

This session is now full
Workshop: Would you fund it? Fellowship consultation session September 23, 24 & 25 20 minute sessions by appointment

Log in to myFuture, click 'Events', search keyword 'skillsets', choose your tri-council agency and session date. For each Prof, there are available timeslots in a drop-down menu on the right. Select a timeslot and click RSVP. If there are no times available for Prof A, please try Prof B or Prof C, etc. for your tri-council and/or select an alternative date (3 available).

CIHR “Live Pilot” Stage 1 Application August, various dates   Register for the webinar for applicants offered by CIHR
Applying for a Master's Harmonized (NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR) Award TBA TBA TBA

Space is limited! Please register to ensure yourself a seat.


Information sessions are in-person presentations followed by live Q&A period. Each session will focus on the application process for a particular federal agency award, and cover everything from eligibility and deadlines to supporting documents and best practices.

The "Would you fund it? Fellowship consultation session" is a new layer of application review open to graduate and undergraduate students who are applying for external funding. Students will have the opportunity to have their two-page project summary reviewed by a former Tri-council or Quebec committee reviewer in a 20 minute appointment. The reviewer will scan the document and provide feedback on the structure, relevance, and language accuracy with suggestions on how to improve the draft.