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Fellowships and Awards

Deadlines for Submission


Deadline for Student Applications to be Sent to GPS

(and/or updated on GPS-FAD) from Unit

Arbour Foundation 15 June
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship August 05, 2021
Convocation Prizes April 15, 2021
Dissertation Awards varies (early Fall & Winter)
FRQNT - Internship support opportunity at a CCCT varies
Global Affairs Canada varies
GREAT AidYear dependant

CGS Master's


February 15 (if it falls on weekend, deadline is the following Monday)

CGS Doctoral


October 18 (if it falls on weekend, deadline is the following Monday)
Montreal Council on Foreign Relations September 15
NSERC USRA *undergraduate award* April 09 2021
PBEEE (Québec Merit Fellowships) Deadlines varies - Postdoctoral and Visiting Student and Visiting Researchers ONLY  2020 Competition
SSHRC Impact Awards (Talent) February 15, 2021
Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation March 15, 2021

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) **Next round 2025**

Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships May 28, 2020
Trudeau Foundation Scholarships NO McGill selection process; Direct online application 05 January 2021
Vanier September 24,  2020
Walter C. Sumner

March 22, 2021 (The Sumner Foundation Scholarships are open to Doctoral students in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Computing Science only)

Tools, Tips, & Resources


Guidelines for Unit to Run Competitions - Competition Toolkit

The following files hold valuable tools and information that will help guide you through running a Fellowship competition. These are by no means exhaustive and as always, should you have questions or concerns, contact graduatefunding.gps [at]

Attend any info sessions, read McGill webpages, and read Agency/Foundation webpages, to familiarize yourself with all elements of the award including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Deadlines
  • Unit quota
  • Applicant eligibility criteria
  • Required application material / attachments
  • Selection criteria
  • Application submission process

How McGill Calculates the Last Two Years of Full-Time Study

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Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

Award Processing

For additional information regarding award processing please visit the Student Funding website.


Forms for Successful Applicants

Fund opening forms, progress report forms, and all other documents pertaining to successful applications can be found at Getting paid and maintaining fellowships.


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