We are proud to offer incoming Ph.D. students a five-year funding package. This funding comes from various sources and details will be outlined in your official offer letter. The department also assigns research assistantships, recruitment awards and departmental awards which are offered on a competitive basis upon admission.

Paid teaching assistant positions are offered in both Fall and Winter. Available positions are posted in May and November of each year. The Graduate Program Coordinator will send an email to all registered and incoming students to alert them of the postings.

Information concerning internal graduate and postdoctoral fellowships and awards at McGill University, as well as information regarding a selection of external fellowships, is available in the Graduate Fellowships and Awards Calendar, which may be accessed on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) website.

Departmental Awards

  • The Peter Cundill Fellowships in History at McGill (approximately $25,000)
  • Daisy A. Latimer Memorial Prize in History ($1,500)
  • Robert Vogel Memorial Award in History ($1,000)
  • T. Palmer Howard, Q.C. Award in Canadian History ($2,000)
  • The Foundation for the Advancement of Protestant Education Graduate Fellowship in History ($7,500)
  • Louise Dechêne Prize in Canadian History ($500-$1,000)
  • Gibson-Brydon/Nagy Travel Fund ($500)

McGill Fellowship in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in Collaboration with INGENIUM: Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

A fellowship of a maximum of 3 months' duration. Selected candidates would be expected to live ( as much as possible) in Ottawa for the duration of the fellowship and to make substantial use of the museums' archival, library, and artifact collections. The fellow would also make at least one public presentation and participate in the museum's Connecting and Collecting blog.

Value: $7,500

Ian and Helgi Soutar Fund in Canadian-Scottish Studies

John Green-Armytage Travel Award

These awards and scholarships are offered through the Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies.

McGill Institute for the Study of Canada awards

Students who are eligible are strongly urged to apply in the year before applying to MA and PhD programs to the following competitions:
Trudeau Foundation Scholarships
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

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