GPS offers Graduate Excellence Recruitment Awards to Black applicants to our graduate degree programs. These awards are offered in support of McGill’s Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism by nomination of their unit, based on self-identification during the admissions process.
PhD – 10,000
Master’s (Thesis) – 5,000
Master’s (Non-thesis) – 2,500
This award is non-renewable and paid in installments over the first 12 months of study. The award is always provided in addition to core funding offered by a department, supervisor, or Faculty and cannot replace that funding.
- Fall 2023 admits: April 30, 2023
To be offered a fellowship, an applicant must:
- Have received an offer of Admission from a graduate degree at McGill University;
- Self-identify as a Black student during the admissions process. They can do so in their statement, or by contacting their department directly.
- Intend to register full-time in a graduate degree program at McGill during their first year of study.
- Students registered in professional Master’s programs where students regularly work full-time and pursue their studies part-time may be eligible for this award. Contact graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca to confirm eligibility.
- Students in self-funded programs are not eligible.
The department must submit a nomination directly to Graduate Funding.
As an internal McGill award, this recruitment award is subject to the McGill Award Holder's Guide, so we ask that you familiarize yourself with the document.