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Find the key to successful funding applications by attending workshops, information sessions, and webinars.   


Obtaining Signatures & Supporting Documents


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 at 514-398-3885 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] .  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. 


Student Workshops, Webinars and Info Sessions

GPS Student Workshops, Webinars and Info Sessions

Information sessions are on-line webinar presentations followed by a Q&A period. Each session will focus on the application process for a particular federal agency award, and cover everything from eligibility and deadlines to supporting documents and best practices.


Space is limited! Please register to ensure yourself a spot.

Register Online



SKILLSETS is a suite of workshops designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to complement their research training and provide them with general, transitional and professional skill development opportunities. It is jointly hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services.

SKILLSETS and its partners offer over 200 workshops, information sessions and events throughout the year that are FREE to all McGill Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows. Click here for a calendar.

Workshop: Would you fund it? Fellowship consultation session

Date: September 2016

Time & Location: 20 minute sessions by appointment

Log in to myFuture, click 'Events', search keyword 'skillsets', choose your tri-council agency and session date. For each Prof, there are available timeslots in a drop-down menu on the right. Select a timeslot and click RSVP. If there are no times available for Prof A, please try Prof B or Prof C, etc. for your tri-council and/or select an alternative date (3 available).

The "Would you fund it? Fellowship consultation session" is a new layer of application review open to graduate and undergraduate students who are applying for external funding. Students will have the opportunity to have their two-page project summary reviewed by a former Tri-council or Quebec committee reviewer in a 20 minute appointment. The reviewer will scan the document and provide feedback on the structure, relevance, and language accuracy with suggestions on how to improve the draft.