Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowships

Value & Duration

Up to $37,000 for 2024/25; renewable once


First Round - Greek citizens and permanent residents of Greece only

  • Applicant submits application to Academic Unit: Deadline set by Academic Unit (e.g. mid-February)
  • Academic Unit submits one nominee and up to two ranked alternates to GPS: March 15, 2024

Second Round - Other applicants

  • Deadlines TBD if no recipients are determined in first round


The candidate must be admitted to or enrolled in a full-time graduate research program at McGill and hold a First Class CGPA as determined by McGill (3.7/4.00 or higher).

Preference will be given to incoming Greek applicants.

Required Forms/Tools

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 30%
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 10%
Recommendation of Academic Unit As demonstrated by the nomination letter 10%

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

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