Fellowships and Awards for Graduate Students

For information about awards specific to your department, please visit the following Graduate Award pages:


In addition, the following funding opportunities are available to Education graduate students:

Awards and Fellowships - Faculty-level Competitions

The Herschel and Christine Victor Fellowship in Education

The Herschel and Christine Victor Fellowship in Education was established in 2000 by Herschel Victor (B.Com. 1944) for an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Education. This faculty-level endowment is awarded annually and is non-renewable.

Value: Varies

To apply for the Victor Fellowship, select your Department from this list:

The Jackie Kirk Fellowship

The Jackie Kirk Fellowship was established in 2009 by Andrew Kirk in memory of his wife, Jackie Kirk. It is awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Education, with a preference for students whose research has a focus on any one or a combination of the following: post-conflict education on developing countries, women teachers, and girlhood studies. This faculty-level endowment is awarded annually and is non-renewable.

Value: Varies

To apply for the Jackie Kirk Fellowship, select your Department from this list:

The Jackie Kirk Fieldwork Support Fund

Established in 2009 by McGill Professor Andrew Kirk in memory of his wife, Jackie Kirk, to recognize and promote the scholarship and achievements of students conducting fieldwork.

The Fund will support and recognize an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Education and be awarded annually on the basis of academic merit.

Value: Varies.

To apply for the Jackie Kirk Fieldwork Fellowship, select your Department from this list:

Walter A. and K. Mary Marsh Fellowship in Education

Awarded to outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated leadership qualities. Preference will be given to graduate students conducting research with a focus on teaching.

Value: Varies

To apply for the Marsh Fellowship, select your Department from this list:

Dr. Gauri Shankar Guha Award in International Development Education

Established in 2003 by Dr. Ratna Ghosh in her late father's name for an outstanding graduate student pursuing research in international development education in the Faculty of Education. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and aptitude for research by the Faculty of Education Awards Committee.

Value: Varies

To apply for the Guha Award, select your Department from this list:

The Stansfield Award for School-based Classroom Research

Established in 2000 by a bequest by Ellen Edith Grubb Stansfield (BA'29, MA'31) in recognition of her experience, leadership and interest in education, schools and classrooms. Awarded by the Faculty of Education to an outstanding student entering the first year of a full-time MA thesis or PhD program in the Faculty of Education with research in classroom and school contexts.

Value: Varies

To apply for the Stansfield Award, select your Department from this list:

Other Financing Possibilities - Specific Awards

Education Graduate Student's Society (EGSS)/Faculty of Education Travel Award

All Education graduate students (including part-time, international and non-thesis) can apply for the EGSS/Faculty of Education Travel Award. Applicants must be presenters (paper, poster, panel, etc.) at a workshop or conference (proof of acceptance is required).

Application Deadlines:Students must submit applications by the following deadlines:
For events held November 1 to February 29 inclusive: October 15
For events held March 1 to June 30 inclusive: February 15
For events held July 1 to October 31 inclusive: June 15

Please visit the EGSS website for further information and to download an application form.

Hard copies of applications are to be submitted to the Dean's Office, Room 230, Education Building.

EGSS Fellowships

Master's Professional Leadership Award, established in 2006 to recognize the community leadership and professional involvement of a Master's student in the Faculty of Education. Valued at $500, this is granted to a student (full or part-time) who has been enrolled in a non-thesis degree for at least one semester.

Master's Research Excellence, established to recognize the research excellence of a Master's student in the Faculty of Education. This $500 award is granted to a student (full-time) who has been enrolled in a thesis degree program for at least one semester.

Doctoral Award for Research and Professional Excellence, awarded to an outstanding Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Education. Valued at $1,000, it recognizes a student who has applied his/her research or academic learning and has made a distinctive contribution to the profession or wider community.

For more information about these awards and about application procedures, please email egss [at] mail.mcgill.ca (EGSS Fellowship Information).

Other Financing Possibilities - Varia

  • Stipend from a Supervisor's Research Grant or Contract
  • Loans and Bursaries from the Federal or Provincial Government
  • Differential Fee Waiver for the international fee supplement

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office awards approximately 120 Differential Fee Waivers per term to international students, approximate value:
$5,750 - Ph.D.
$6,500 - Masters.

These differential fee waivers are restricted to international graduate students at McGill whose visa status requires them to pay full international tuition fees. Recipients must be registered full-time and be within the period of residency. (See explanation of residency in the Program Requirements section of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Calendar). Students in a qualifying year or additional session are not eligible. Students in "privatized" programs are not eligible. All eligible international students are automatically considered by departments for differential fee waivers, if the unit has them to offer. Please consult your individual department for nomination procedures. Interested students who cannot otherwise qualify for an external differential fee waiver should contact the department to which they are applying.