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Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowships

Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowships for Excellence in Graduate Education


Program Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowships for Excellence in Graduate Education
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Canada-Greece Relations

Value &

The value of the Fellowship is to cover travel, tuition and living expenses:
$23 000.00 plus the equivalent of an international fee supplement per year.
The award is renewable for one more year provided that good academic standing, and full-time registration status is maintained.


March 1st* 

How to

Students submit an application form and required documents to the academic unit where he or she will be registered at McGill.
(results will be announced April 30th* )

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


Preference will be given to incoming students

The candidate must

  • be a citizen of Greece
  • have permanent resident status in Greece,
  • be enrolled in a full-time graduate research program at McGill,
  • hold a First Class CGPA as determined by McGill.


Required Documents

To qualify, candidates must submit a complete application package containing the following documents:

  • The Application Form  duly completed, dated, and signed;
  • ALL university level transcripts. OFFICIAL transcripts with OFFICIAL translations for any that are not in English or French
  • Copy of proof of citizenship
  • Copy of proof of residency in Greece:
    a)  Research experience: abilities you have gained through your past research experience or relevant work experience;
    b)  Relevant activities: professional and extracurricular activities in which you are involved that demonstrate your communication, interpersonal and leadership skills;
    c)  Research career: discuss your career goals and how the proposed program will contribute to your objectives;
    d) Special circumstances (if applicable): Describe any special considerations that may have had an effect of your performance or productivity (e.g. delays in research results, gaps in your experience or academic background).
  • Summary of Research Proposal (1 page maximum);


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%

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