Financial Support

Studying at the graduate level is a full-time commitment. We require every student pursuing a thesis-based degree to be funded.

Students are expected to apply for a series of awards, scholarships and fellowships. When students acquire external funding, it is required that this be reported to gradcoordinator.chemeng [at] (Chemical Engineering's Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC)) as soon as possible.

Students are also expected to maintain dialogue with their supervisor(s) regarding funding requirements and funding sources.

External Funding Opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering at McGill University has been well supported by several government programs. Chemical Engineering's MSc and PhD students are eligible to apply for these awards.

Some of the government programs are:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Canada Research Chairs Program (CRC)

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)

Internal Funding Opportunities

McGill's Chemical Engineering Department is pleased to offer a series of prestigious award packages such as the McGill Engineering Undergraduate Student Masters Award (MEUSMA) for MSc students and the McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA) for PhD students.

Other internal awards include the McCall MacBain Scholarship for MSc students, the Eugenie Ulmer Lamothe Entrance (EUL) Awards for domestic MSc students, and the Vadasz Scholars Program for PhD students.

Additional funding opportunities can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Graduate Student Stipends

Applicants without confirmed scholarships, fellowships, or awards must secure funding from their potential supervisor.

Minimum Funding Amounts

The minimum funding that a MSc Chemical Engineering student will receive at McGill is $17,500.00. The minimum amount of funding that a PhD student in Chemical Engineering will receive is $19,000.00.

Eugenie Ulmer Lamothe

Eugenie Ulmer-Lamothe (EUL) made a bequest to McGill in 1986 in memory of her brother, George G. Ulmer who graduated from McGill's Department of Chemical Engineering in 1917. This gracious donation has made possible the Eugenie Ulmer-Lamothe Entrance Award and a series of "top up" awards for top performing students who are supported by a government program. In addition to supporting students of the highest caliber, this donation has immensely contributed to the quality of research at McGill. McGill’s Chemical Engineering Departments is very grateful for this generous donation, as will be the generations to come.

Employment Opportunities

Graduate students may apply for a Teaching Assistantship when positions are available. These are unionized positions and are not guaranteed. This work must be done in addition to (and not in lieu of) the student’s existing academic commitments.

Please note that income generated from these jobs are taxable.

All available positions, including Course lecturer, Postdoc, Research Assistant and Research Associate positions can be found on Jobs section of our website.

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