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Richard H. Tomlinson Fellowships

Richard H. Tomlinson (PhD '48, McGill University) enjoyed a career in Chemistry that won him national recognition as a university teacher and success as an inventor and entrepreneur. In the year 2000, he created an exceptional series of recruitment student awards with the aim of giving the finest young minds the opportunity to study at McGill University.

The Tomlinson Fellowships are recruitment fellowships for Doctoral research in any discipline.

Click here to find out more about Richard H. Tomlinson and the Tomlinson Scholars.

Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships


Program Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships

NEW AWARD TERMS: From the academic year 2014/15 onwards, the Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship will be $35,000, renewable annually based on satisfactory progress, to a maximum tenure of 3 years.

Commitments from previous years: $25,000, renewable annually based on satisfactory progress, to a maximum tenure of 3 years for doctoral level.
How to apply A student is nominated by their academic unit and the fellowship is awarded by individual faculties.
Notes GPS does not adminster a central university competition for this fellowship. Tomlinson Fellowships will be allocated to Faculties to administer at their discretion.


The Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships are for new students accepted into a doctoral degree at any academic unit at McGill University.

Eligible students from the Faculty of Science can find out more information regarding their application process on the Faculty of Science website.