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2018-19 Faculty Project Submission

Are you a McGill faculty member who has a research project that would benefit from undergraduate student help in the summer? Submit a project to the Global Health Scholars program!

DEADLINE: December 14, 2018

Funding and Hours:

  • Students will receive up to $5,000 for projects involving international travel or travel to Northern Canada. This funding is to cover travel costs and a small stipend.
  • Students will receive up to $2,500 to cover a small stipend for projects based in Montreal.
  • All projects must be a total 240 hours of work (equivalent of 6weeks of full-time work) and must be between May 1- August 31, 2019. The exact schedule can be determined by the student and supervisor. For international or Northern Canada projects a minimum of 4 full weeks (28 days) must be spent on-site.
  • Students will not receive their stipend before May 5th as their payment must correspond to the McGill fiscal year. Students leaving in May will be prioritized for the first payments processed after May 5th.
  • The stipend this program provides only covers the student for 240 hours of time on the project. If you would like the student to work on the project beyond this time period then that would need to be mutually agreed upon between the student and faculty member and payment versus volunteer hours should be discussed. 
  • Research projects involving human subjects must have the approval of a McGill authorized REB by May 2019 to be eligible for this program.

Application Process:

  • Undergraduate applicants will apply to Global Health Programs (NOT the faculty member) for selection into the program. Applicants will submit an application form on the GHP website in early February.
  • Faculty members should not communicate or interview students prior to GHP sending the top student applications in February.
  • Top candidates will be sent to the faculty member and the faculty member can conduct interviews as needed in early March. Selected students will be informed of their selection by the end of March.
  • The faculty member will make the final decision on which student is selected for his/her project.

Special Instructions Related to Travel:

  • This must be a mentored research project and students traveling as part of the project should have good supervision by an established member of the research team. If you are not traveling with the student then it is essential that the student be connected to on-site supervisors by the McGill faculty member and that the student receive adequate information prior to departure.
  • Students are not allowed to travel to countries or regions with a DFATD-3 or higher (avoid all non-essential travel or avoid all travel) warning. To view the latest travel advisories click here.
  • Students are to be assisting in a research project only. They are not to provide clinical care.

Please complete the form below by December 14, 2018. A PI may submit up to two projects to this program and each project must be submitted separately. Projects can only be submitted by faculty or staff at McGill or its affiliated hospitals.

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