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Keys to successful funding applications

The first key is to read and follow all instructions. Second is to take advantage of any and all resources available like attending workshops and information sessions. The next key is to ensure your application package is complete. Then, of course, be sure to meet all DEADLINES.

Workshops and Information Sessions

Please come back to this page periodically for updates and new sessions being offered.

Verify your eligibility before registering for, or attending a session.

Links to presentation slides are available in each webinar section below.

If required, register early as space may be limited. 

Apply to Tri-Agency Doctoral Program Award  *closed*

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Program

  • CIHR—Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards
  • NSERC—Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • SSHRC—Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Date: 3 Sept 2020

Time & location: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Webinar

*Closed* Registration deadline: 48 hours before

Presentation slides will be posted here under " How to Apply : Additional Resources": Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (CGS D) CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC

Apply to Harmonized Tri-Agency Master's Program Award 

  • CIHR—Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards
  • NSERC—Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • SSHRC—Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Date: 22 October 2020

Time & location: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Webinar

Registration deadline: 48 hours before

Presentation slides will be posted here under "How to Apply : Additional Resources": Master's Harmonized Tri-Council Awards - CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC

Introduction to FRQ (Doctoral & Masters) Funding Information Sessions for Students *closed*

 

Date: 10 September 2020 

Time & location: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Webinar

Registration deadline: 48 hours before 

Presentation slides will be posted here under: Provincial Agency-FRQ-Awards

  • FRQ-SC—Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (Society and Culture)
  • FRQ-S—Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (Health)
  • FRQ-NT—Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologie (Natural Science and Technology)

CIHR Information Session for Trainees on Awards in Health Research

CIHR will be hosting the following CIHR 2020 Info Session for Trainees in Health Research. These will assist participants with the different awards funding opportunities requirements and will answer questions on how to apply.

English sessions - When: 

  • Tuesday, 08 September 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST

Duration: 60 minutes
Click here for link to webinar on appropriate day

French sessions - When:

  • Wednesday, 11 September 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST
  • Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST

Duration:60 minutes

Click here for link to webinar on appropriate day

English Presentation slides will be posted here under "How to Apply : Additional Resources": Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (CGS D) CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC

NSERC Q&A session for Doctoral & Postdoctoral applicants

NSERC information sessions will be hosted as a live Q&A WebEx event. The event is supported by a series of informational videos that are publicly available on the NSERC website and YouTube channel.

These videos are intended to completely replace the presentation portion of the NSERC sessions this year, allowing NSERC staff and applicants to engage in a more in-depth and detailed Q&A session than would normally have time for.

Participants should watch the videos in advance and come to the Q&A session with specific questions in mind.

When: 10 September 2020 

  • 12:00-1:30 – (OPTIONAL) stream available informational videos (2 extra videos containing application tips will be shown)
  • 1:30-2:30Q&A session for doctoral applicants
  • 2:30-3:30Q&A session for postdoctoral applicants

Link for attendees to join Webex event: https://nsercvideo.webex.com/nsercvideo/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0c5edd30ba3054ca798586cef2ae2b5c
Attendee password: NSERC1

Graduate Orientation Fellowship Sessions Fall 2020 

Orientation Week (Fall 2019) Graduate Funding Panel 

(updates to come following Fall 2020 Orientation)

2020 Presentation slides from the panelists that give student and Professor perspectives to the application processes of both the Federal (Tri-Agency) and Provincial Funding Agencies

Federal Agency Provincial Agency                           

CIHR-Student

FRQS-Student

CIHR-Professor

FRQS-Professor

NSERC-Student

FRQNT-Student

NSERC-Professor

FRQNT-Professor

SSHRC-Student

FRQSC-Student

SSHRC-Professor

FRQSC-Professor

SKILLSETS  "Would you fund it" series Fall 2020

Suite of consultations designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to complement research training https://www.mcgill.ca/skillsets

Would You Fund It?
These consultations give you the opportunity to have your two-page project summary reviewed by a former Tri-council or Quebec committee reviewer. The reviewer will receive your document by email and provide feedback on your structure, relevance, and language accuracy with suggestions on how to strengthen your draft.

 

Get past webinar Presentation Slides

How and where to obtain signatures

If you are preparing an application to an external funding agency that requires the signature of:

  • “Dean or Director of Graduate Studies”;

  • “University Financial Officer”; or

  • “Authorized University Official”,

please follow the instructions below before seeking one of the above signatures.

  1. Pay close attention to the application to be sure to seek out the correct signature

  2. Obtain ALL other required signatures before requesting one of the above signatures

When you are ready to seek signatures of the “Dean or Director of Graduate Studies”, a “University Financial Officer”, or an “Authorized University Official”:

  • bring a full copy of the application form to the locations referenced below.​

​To obtain a signature from a “University Financial Officer”, please contact Financial Services to ensure an officer is available to receive/sign relevant documents.

To obtain a signature from the Dean or Director of Graduate Studies/ Authorized University Official, please scan and send the form to graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca .  Please allow 5 business days to complete your request.

Supporting Documents

Applicants should request supporting documents as early as possible. For international transcripts, the services of an international courier may be required in order to meet deadlines, and should be paid for by the applicant. 

The services of a Commissioner for Oaths are available at Service Point-Enrolment Services in order to certify documents required in funding applications. 

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