Funding for Nursing graduate and postdoctoral students

Nessa Leckie Memorial Award

Established in 2001 through a generous bequest by Nessa Leckie, B.N. 1961. Awarded by the Ingram School of Nursing to an outstanding student enrolled in the Master's program whose major area of study is mental health or psychiatric nursing, who is working or has previously worked in the nursing field in an area related to mental health or psychiatric nursing or who has demonstrated clinical expertise in this area. Not open to students in the Qualifying Year of the Direct Entry program.

Estimated value: $1,850.


McGill Nursing Collaborative Fellowship

Established in 2013 by the donor-supported McGill Nursing Collaborative, this fellowship is available to students entering the qualifying year of the MSc(A) Direct-Entry program in Nursing. It is awarded by the Ingram School of Nursing to newly admitted student(s) based on academic standing and demonstrated leadership in extracurricular and community activities.

Estimated value: $10,000.


Helen Mussallem Bursaries

Established in 2013 by the donor-supported McGill Nursing Collaborative in memory of Dr. Helen Mussallem, CC, for graduate students in the MSc(A)Direct-Entry program in the Ingram School of Nursing. Dr. Mussallem, a McGill Nursing bachelor's graduate (1947), was widely considered to be the most distinguished Canadian nurse of her time. Her tireless advocacy for the profession and for public health internationally, as well as her pioneering spirit and pathbreaking leadership in nursing education were the hallmarks of her remarkably rich career. Awarded by the Scholarships and Student Aid Office on the basis of demontrated financial need and academic standing.

Preference will be given to students in their qualifying year of the MSc(A) program.

Estimated value: varies


The Irma Riley Fellowship

Established in 2001 through a bequest by Irma K. Riley, Cert. Nurs. 1951. Awarded by the Ingram School of Nursing on the basis of scholarly achievement to oustanding non-nurse applicant entering the Qualifying Program for a Master's degree in Nursing.

Estimated value: $2,800.


Prizes awarded at convocation

F. Moyra Allen Prize

Established in honour of the distinguished career and international renown of F. Moyra Allen, B.N., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Nursing. Awarded by the School to a graduate of the Master's program who shows potential for a distinctive career in the study and practice of nursing.

Estimated value: $1,500.


Other awards, grants and scholarships

CIHR Funding

Listing of programs and deadlines for Canadian Institutes of Health Research funding sources.

For more information, visit the CIHR Funding page of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.


McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Research and Graduate Studies

Funding opportunities. Links to agencies. Internal and external grants. For both students and investigators.

For more information, visit the Research Office, Faculty of Medicine page.


McGill University Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office

Richard H. Tomlinson Fellowships


McGill University Office of Sponsored Research

The Office of Sponsored Research works closely with researchers to help identify potential funding sources for research activity.

For more information, visit the Office of Sponsored Research website.