Funding & Awards

McGill and the Department of Family Medicine is 100% committed to helping graduate students secure adequate funding for their research and studies. Please take the time to review Graduate Studies' information on funding opportunities, in addition to the information provided below.

Possible sources of funding include:

  • Tuition Assitance: The Department offers tuition assistance, as available, to competitive international and out-of-province students. 
  • Teaching Assistantships: Available to qualified PhD candidates on a competitive basis for up to 40 hours per 3-credit course.
  • Travel Awards: The Department will support each MSc and PhD student to travel to at least one conference to present their thesis work during the training program.
  • Stipends: If available, these are scholarships paid to graduate students from a professor's grant. In general, the value of the stipend is determined by the professor, and availability of funds.
  • Research Assistantships: Students may work up to an additional 12 hours per week as a research assistant, with approval from the supervisor.
  • Loans and Bursaries: Based on financial need and not merit. For more information, please contact the Scholarship and Student Aid Office
  • Competitive fellowships or studentships: Applications may be made for a variety of studentships or fellowships administered by the University or by various private, provincial, federal agencies, or at the university level. Our trainees have been very successful in obtaining internal awards as well as FRQS, CIHR, Vanier, and Trudeau Scholarships.