Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowships


  • Applicant submits to Academic Unit: Deadline set by Academic Unit (e.g. mid-February)
  • Academic Unit deadlines for nomination to GPS are: March 1st*

*If on a weekend or statutory holiday, submit the next business day.

Eligibility and Evaluation

Preference will be given to incoming students and students with permanent resident status in Greece.

  • The candidate must be admitted or enrolled in a full-time graduate research program at McGill and hold a First Class CGPA as determined by McGill.

Competition Process

  1. Student submits complete application package to Academic Unit.
  2. Academic Unit communicates outcomes of their file review to applicants.
  3. Academic Unit prepares letter of nomination to be signed by Chair or designate.
  4. Academic Unit scans application package, complete with nomination letter, and submits via email to GPS (gradcomp.gps [at]
  5. GPS Graduate Funding's file review committee reviews the recommended files and selects the top candidate who will be offered the fellowship.
  6. GPS Graduate Funding notifies every applicant, whose application was recommended to GPS, and respective Academic Unit of the file review outcome.


Selection Criteria

Academic excellence As demonstrated by past academic results, transcripts, awards and distinctions; academic record (first class average), scholarships and awards held, duration of previous studies, type of program and courses pursued, course load, relative standing (if available) 50%
Research Potential

As demonstrated by the proposed research; its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, and any anticipated outcomes; significance, feasibility, and merit of proposed research, scholarships and awards held, as well as by the applicant’s research history


Personal Characteristics

As demonstrated by the applicant’s personal statement; candidate’s interest in discovery, and enthusiasm for research, leadership experience, academic and community involvement


Recommendation of Academic Unit

As demonstrated by the nomination letter


For more information, please visit the Stravros Niarchos Foundation's website