Graphos Fellowship Writing Support

Since 2015, Graphos has partnered with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to offer tailored fellowship writing support for Banting postdoctoral and Vanier doctoral awards.  We happily note that nearly all successful candidates in both awards have participated in our workshop and/or review group.

Graphos Fellowship Writing Workshops (July-August 2020)
Understanding how to weave a compelling narrative is key to producing a strong Banting or Vanier application.  This 1.5-hour workshop is led by a Banting or Vanier recipient in collaboration with the Graphos Coordinator.

Graphos Fellowship Review Groups (July-August 2020)
Learning to offer and receive generous and constructive criticism are among the most important skills emerging scholars learn in graduate school.  By reading peers’ drafts, you get an opportunity to think about how a piece of writing can go from good to great—what you learn from reading their works-in-progress will make you a better writer.  Each review group consists of applicants from related disciplines and is convened by an award recipient.

Graphos Tomlinson Writing Support
For the first time, we extended our fellowship writing support for a limited number of applicants to the prestigious Richard H.Tomlinson doctoral awards. We offered an Information Session on April 22, 2020 and a Fellowship Review Group on April 29, 2020.



If you are interested in benefiting from Graphos Vanier support this summer, i.e., workshop and/or fellowship review groups, please bantingvanier.gps [at] (subject: Vanier%20writing%20support%20-%20late%20registration, body: I%20am%20interested%20in%20Vanier%20fellowship%20writing%20support%20activities%20offered%20by%20Graphos.%20) (email us).

NOTE: Updates to the schedule will be posted once the internal list of potential applicants has been decided. If you have questions about these resources, please send an email to bantingvanier.gps [at]

Banting Applicants

July 8,

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Writing an Effective Banting Application" Workshop

Yvonne Hung, PhD (Graphos Coordinator)

with Professor Robert Kearney, Professor Ahmad Haidar, and Dr. Veronique Latreille

Banting CIHR Applicants

Tuesday, July 21,

1:00pm-3:30pm (EDT)

Fellowship Review Group

Dr. Veronique Latreille
Banting NSERC Applicants

Friday, July 17,

10:00am-12:30pm (EDT)

Fellowship Review Group

Dr. Alexandra Keinath
Banting SSHRC Applicants Not offered this summer

Fellowship Review Group



Please note that all times are Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)

Vanier Applicants

Tuesday, August 4,

10 am - 11:30 am

"Writing an Effective Vanier Application" Workshop

Matthew Dankner (Vanier recipient) with Yvonne Hung, PhD (Graphos Coordinator)


Vanier CIHR Applicants

A: Friday, August 14, 9:30am-12:30pm

B: Thursday, August 20, 9:30am-12:30pm

C: Friday, August 28: 1pm-4pm

*Fellowship Review Group

All groups FULL -accepting names on the waiting list

A: Sophie Cousineau

B: Kasia Szyszkowicz

C: Lashanda Skerritt

Vanier NSERC Applicants

A: Thursday, August 13, 1pm-4pm

B: Friday, August 21, 9:30am-12:30pm

C: Thursday, August 27, 9:30am-12:30pm

*Fellowship Review Group

All groups FULL -accepting names on the waiting list

A: Durbis Castillo Pazos

B: Emilie Parent

C: Bryce Cyr

Vanier SSHRC Applicants

A: Thursday, August 13, 9:30am-12:30pm

B: Thursday, August 20, 1pm-4pm

C: Friday, August 28, 9:30am-12:30p

*Fellowship Review Group

All groups FULL -accepting names on the waiting list

A: Monica Batac

B: Eugene Ofosu

C: Ermanno Napolitano

*The Fellowship review groups are all currently FULL. Please email bantingvanier.gps [at] for information.

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