Dissertation Awards

Canadian Association of Graduate Studies CAGS/Proquest UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Award Overview


Canadian Association of Graduate Studies CAGS/Proquest UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award


Contact your academic unit to learn more about deadlines

How to apply

Submit documents to the academic unit



SKILLSETS is a suite of workshops designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to complement their research training and provide them with general, transitional and professional skill development opportunities. It is jointly hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services.

Vanier CGS Competition

For more information about the Vanier CGS Competition please visit Vanier information for applicants.

Award for Excellence in Service

Each year, the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is pleased to invite departments to submit nominations for the Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This award acknowledges outstanding contributions to graduate and postdoctoral education at McGill by members of the administrative and support staff of the University. This award is given every year that a suitable nominee is put forward. The selection committee could consider recognizing more than one employee in a single year.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Award Overview

The purpose of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is to build world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers at an internationally competitive level of funding. The objective is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

Departure & arrival checklists

Before you leave to come to Canada, make sure you have the following with you:

  • Your passport
  • A letter from your Canadian Visa Service/Embassy confirming that your work permit has been approved
  • If you are travelling with accompanying dependents, be sure to have the appropriate documents for them as well. For school registration, it is advisable to bring your children’s birth certificates bearing both parents’ names.

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

The information in this section pertains to funding opportunities available to graduate students and postdoctorals. If you are looking for scholarships based on financial need, please consult the McGill Student Aid website.

Funding sources fall into two groups: internal and external.

Workshops for faculty & staff

Every year, GPS and Teaching and Learning Services offers a series of free workshops and panels to help faculty and staff navigate everything from the admissions process to successfully supervising graduate students.  Please check back frequently for updates and links to upcoming sessions.