Research Institute of the MUHC

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

About the RI-MUHC

The RI-MUHC is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre affiliated with McGill's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences located in Montreal. The RI-MUHC brings together pediatric and adult research programs aimed at improving the health of individual patients across their lifespan. This includes fundamental biomedical research, patient-oriented and applied clinical research, research on health services and health systems, as well as population and health promotion research, including societal and cultural effects on health.

The RI-MUHC boasts some 500 investigators and over 1,400 researchers, and is proud to be among the top three of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals. The RI-MUHC received over $231 million through funding competitions in 2021-2022.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

500 active members, including fundamental, clinical and evaluative researchers;

1,472 research trainees, including 461 M.Sc. and 583 PhD candidates, 278 postdocs and 150 clinical research fellows;

Over 2,500 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 2,000 scientific talks delivered;

502 research contracts, 620 agreements signed, and ongoing research collaborations in 67 countries.

Research Programs and Centres

The RI-MUHC offers eight multidisciplinary research programs that bring together investigators across the three pillars of basic, evaluative, and clinical research. Each program is tailored to optimize existing research strengths and to create new synergies among research teams, maximizing opportunities for collaboration and discovery in health research across the lifespan.

The three Research Centres of the RI-MUHC unite researchers from the eight interdisciplinary research programs, offering a gateway to creativity and innovation:

Study at the RI-MUHC

Researchers and scientists at the RI-MUHC are on the front lines of health research with a direct impact on patient populations. By studying with us, Graduate Research Trainees (e.g., Master's and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows) often receive a stipend or bursary from a researcher’s grant, for the purpose of furthering their own research, thesis, academic requirement, or other program.

Aspiring biomedical scientists and life science professionals can pursue graduate (M.Sc., PhD) or postdoctoral research at the RI-MUHC. Graduate students and fellows at the RI-MUHC benefit from the supervision and mentorship of experienced researchers to guide them through their training.

Discover the RI-MUHC's research trainee's achievements.

How to apply

Start by visiting the How To Apply webpage, then:

  1. Identify researchers you would like to work with.
  2. Contact researchers directly to inquire about pursuing graduate studies in their lab.
  3. Find out if you meet the requirements specified in the affiliated department at McGill University. You will apply to the program where your supervisor has an appointment, and each department has its own admission requirements.
  4. Consult your potential supervisor or the Graduate Program Coordinator of the McGill department for guidance when applying.

RI-MUHC researchers hold appointments in many academic departments at McGill, including: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Experimental Medicine, Human Genetics, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Experimental Surgery

Please be advised that the RI-MUHC does not directly process applications for graduate studies at McGill. Please contact the affiliated department you are applying to for more information, or visit the RI-MUHC’s website on how to apply and for funding opportunities.

To access our pre-recorded information sessions, please visit the McGill Future Graduate Students website.

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