The majority of fellowships and awards in this section are distributed to different academic units every year as part of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Funding Allocation. All eligible students are automatically considered for Faculty/department awards, unless an application procedure is specified. For more information on fellowships and awards available for you, please contact your academic unit.
Wherever central competitions are administered by GPS, details on the application process are provided under the following link.
Alexander McFee Fellowship
|Eligibility||Open to graduates of any approved university who are resident full-time candidates for higher degrees or diplomas at McGill. The award will be given in Physics, Chemistry, and Medical Sciences (with preference for Cancer research).|
Alma Mater Fellowship
Established in 1982 by generous contributions to the Alma Mater Fund from many graduates who designated their gifts to the area of scholarships and student aid.
|Eligibility||Open to students in any degree program in Graduate Studies. No citizenship restrictions.|
|Value||$10,000; renewable once|
Beijing Memorial Award
|Eligibility||Awarded on the basis of academic merit to a student working towards a higher degree at McGill University, with a preference to those from the People's Republic of China.|
BMO Financial Group Major Fellowships
Established in 2007 by BMO Financial Group.
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to outstanding graduate students entering any Doctoral degree program, on the basis of academic merit.|
|Estimated value||$23,000 each; renewable twice|
Established in 2011 by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to outstanding graduate students in any faculty on the basis of academic merit. Preference is given to students outside the province of Quebec.|
Established in 1981 by the late Clifford CF Wong, BArch 1960 with an additional contribution made by the family in 2011 for outstanding graduate students from China.
|Eligibility||Awarded by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office to full-time degree students on the basis of academic merit with preference given to students in specific academic areas.|
Last Update: 26 Sep. 2014
Established in 2007 by Arthur and Dawn Weston in honour of their daughter’s work in the field of teaching and learning in higher education at McGill University.
|Eligibility||Awarded by GPS upon the recommendation of Teaching and Learning Services to an outstanding full-time graduate student interested in conducting research on university teaching and learning in any faculty. Preference will be given to a Doctoral student.|
Last update: 13 May 2017
Established through a 1988 donation from the North Slope Borough of Alaska in honour of Eben Hopson, Mayor of the North Slope Borough from 1972 to 1980, to advance the pursuit, promotion and sharing of knowledge in areas of common interest and relevance to the scientific, social and economic development, and the greater welfare of the North Slope Borough and the counties of the Circumpolar North.
|Eligibility||Awards will be made for graduate studies at McGill in appropriate areas of Arctic studies, including but not necessarily limited to environmental problems within the Arctic regions, Arctic archaeology and prehistory, social problems of the Arctic (development, impact assessment studies, psychology, rural education, etc.), Arctic health and medicine, communications, indigenous Native Peoples (rights, languages and traditional culture), Humanities and Social sciences and Natural Sciences.|
|Value||$6,000. Awards are renewable for a second year for Master’s studies and up to a fourth year for Doctoral studies.|
Esterina and Gaetano Liberatore Fellowship
Established in 1995 through the generous gift of Luigi Liberatore.
|Eligibility||The fellowships may be held by students registered in any graduate program at McGill. No citizenship restrictions.|
|Value||$10,000; renewable twice|
F. Grey Woods Fellowships
Established in 2010 by Tiffany Woods in memory of her father, F. Grey Woods.
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on the basis of academic standing to outstanding graduate students in all faculties who are conducting research related to sustainability and/or urban planning through the protection of the environment and ecosystem integrity in residential areas. All things being equal, preference will be given to students working in or on West Island Montreal communities.|
Friends of McGill Fellowship
The fellowship is made available through the McGill Development program by the Friends of McGill Inc., New York.
|Eligibility||Open to graduate students in any discipline who are citizens of the United States of America.|
Last update: 10 Nov. 2010
Greville Smith Research Fellowship
|Eligibility||Three fellowships are endowed by the trustees of the Greville Smith bequest for research by graduate students, one in Engineering, and one in Management, and one in any discipline, for overall excellence. The leadership qualities of the candidate, together with the usefulness to the community of the proposed study, are taken into consideration by GPS in their choice of fellows. No citizenship restrictions.|
|Value||$15,000; renewable twice|
Established in 2013 by Hang Chang Choon, M.B.A 1977.
|Eligibility||For outstanding graduate students in a doctoral program in the Faculties of Science and Engineering. Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to full-time degree students on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to students from the People’s Republic of China who qualify under the China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship Program.|
Last update: 9 May 2013
Harold H. Helm Fellowship
Established in 1960 in honour of Harold Helm, then Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University.
|Eligibility||Open to students in any degree program in graduate studies at McGill. No citizenship restrictions.|
|Value||$10,000; renewable once|
Established in 2013 by an anonymous donor, in honour of Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, for outstanding graduate students pursuing research related to Public Policy in any Faculty.
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on the basis of academic merit.|
Last update: 09 April 2014
Hector and Ada Ma China Scholarship Council Fellowships
Established in 2011 by Dr. Hector Ma for outstanding doctoral students who qualify under the China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship Program at the University.
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to full-time degree students in any faculty on the basis of academic merit.|
|Value||Varies; may be renewed|
Established in 2007 by William Jacob Heller, B.Com. 1978 for outstanding doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies upon the recommendation of the faculties of Arts and Science.|
|Value||Estimated $10,000 each|
Last update: 09 April 2014
James McGill Society Prize
Established in 2018 by the James McGill Society to create an awareness· and appreciation of the historical background of McGill University and of its faculty, staff, students, research, and services.
|Eligibility||Awarded py the· McGjll University Library and Archives on the recommendation of a committee of the James McGill Society, to undergraduate or graduate students·enrolled in any Faculty who have completed an outstanding paper on a McGill topic· or on a topic making use of McGill's heritage resources.|
Last updated: June 14, 2018
J.W. McConnell Memorial Fellowship
Established by the J.W. McConnell Foundation to support graduate studies and research at McGill University, and so to strengthen, in quality and in numbers, the academic staff of Canadian universities and schools.
|Eligibility||The fellowships may be held by students registering in any graduate research program (except Medicine) at McGill.|
Kenneth Downes Graduate Award
Established in 1998 by Kenneth Downes (Class of 1947).
|Eligibility||Awarded by GPS to an outstanding graduate student.|
|Value||Varies; one award available|
Lloyd Carr-Harris Fellowship
Established in 1995 through the generosity of the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation.
|Eligibility||The fellowships may be held by students registered in any graduate program in the health sciences at McGill. No citizenship restrictions.|
|Value||$15,000; renewable twice|
Margaret Gillett Fellowship for Research on Women
Established in 2020 through the generous bequest of Dr. Margaret Gillett, Professor Emerita and Chairholder of the Sir William C. Macdonald Chair in Education at McGill University, to encourage and foster feminist research. Dr. Gillett, 1996 recipient of the Governor General’s ‘Persons Award’, actively supported women's groups and organizations in the community.
|Eligibility||Awarded on the basis of academic merit by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to one or more outstanding graduate students and who are pursuing research on women's issues.|
|Value||Varies. May be renewable once.|
Last update: 09 Sep. 2020
Margaret Gillett Graduate Research Awards
Funded by both the McGill Women's Alumnae Society and the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF). These awards are granted by the IGSF in honour of Dr. Margaret Gillett, now retired, Macdonald Professor of Education at McGill University. Dr. Gillett initiated the Women's Studies program at McGill and was founding director of IGSF. Deadline:
March 15. Application: Application details and further information may be obtained from the IGSF, McGill University, 3487 Peel Street, 2nd floor, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1W7 or www.mcgill.ca/igsf.
|Eligibility||For graduate students in any McGill department for research in Women's Studies leading to a degree.|
|Value||Maximum $1,000; including travel for research purposes|
Max Bell Foundation Fellowships
Established in 2000 by the Max Bell Foundation of Calgary in memory of George Maxwell (Max) Bell (1912-1972), B.Com. 1932, Governor of McGill University from 1962-1971, businessman, oilman, newspaper publisher, sportsman and philanthropist.
|Eligibility||No longer offered as of 2015-2016|
Last update: 22 Feb. 2016
Max E. Binz Fellowship
Established from the estate of the late Max E. Binz, who was born in Switzerland, emigrated to Canada in 1930, established a successful textile company, and became a generous benefactor of McGill University.
|Eligibility||The fellowship is open to all students in degree programs in graduate studies. No citizenship restrictions.|
Max Stern Recruitment Fellowships
Established in 1944 through a generous bequest from Dr. Max Stern, offered to students entering a graduate program at McGill University.
|Eligibility||These fellowships are awarded to outstanding students seeking first admission to graduate studies in any of the selected departments at McGill University.|
|Estimated value||$14,000 for one year consisting of a $10,000 award from the Max Stern Estate plus $4,000 from the award holder's department|
McGill Alumnae Society Fellowship
Established in 1988 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the McGill Alumnae Society.
|Eligibility||To be awarded to a research student in any faculty who is pursuing studies of benefit or significance to women. Preference will be given to women applicants. No citizenship requirements.|
|Value||$10,000; renewable twice|
McGill International Research Master's Awards
Established in 2007 by a generous graduate of the Faculty of Arts in order to encourage international students to pursue graduate studies at McGill.
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to international students in full-time research-based Master's degree programs.|
|Estimated value||The foreign tuition supplement for up to two terms|
Established in 2019 by the Crown Prince Court, United Arab Emirates (UAE), under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, for one or more full-time students in a Master’s or doctoral program in the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering (including the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture and the School of Urban Planning), the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with preference for those studying Food Security.
|Eligibility||Awarded by the University on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to students who are UAE citizens or UAE residents, with preference given to UAE citizens.|
|Value||Value: $60,000; may be renewable.|
Last update:08 Jan.2020
Neil Croll Memorial Award
Established in memory of the late Professor Neil Croll, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Parasitology and Director of McGill International, and a teacher and friend of students from developing countries.
|Eligibility||Awarded by the Fellowships Committee of GPS to an outstanding graduate student, with a preference to students from developing countries.|
Endowed in 1992 in memory of Philip F. Vineberg, O.C., Q.C., B.A., M.A., B.C.L., L.L.D., former Professor and Emeritus Governor of McGill University.
|Eligibility||Open to graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in Arts, Education, Law, Library Science, Music, Religious Studies or Social Work, to finance one year of study. Awarded to a graduate student who best exemplifies the qualities of intelligence as demonstrated by academic record and creative thinking; breadth of interest, perspective and tolerance as demonstrated by cross cultural interests; record of service to others; excellence as demonstrated by a record of disciplined undergraduate achievement at another university and the promise of more to come. The fellowship is open to all eligible students with preference to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.|
Last update: 5 Dec. 2013
Established in 1995 through a generous bequest by Philip Pendlebury Baily, B.Sc. 1913, M.Sc. 1914
|Eligibility||For students registered in any graduate program in the Faculty of Medicine or Science. No citizenship restrictions.|
Last update: 2 Oct. 2015
Established in 1997 for outstanding students to pursue graduate studies at McGill.
|Eligibility||Open to students in any faculty with preference given to Polish citizens entering the MBA program.|
Last update: 26 Feb. 2014
Richard H. Tomlinson Fellowships in University Science Teaching
Established in 2003 by a generous gift from Dr. Richard H. Tomlinson, Ph.D. 1948.
|Eligibility||The awards are for outstanding graduate and postdoctoral students in the Faculty of Science and other faculties, who will be engaged in research in the teaching of science at the university level. Awarded by the Dean of Science on the basis of academic merit upon recommendation from the Director of the Tomlinson University Science Teaching Project. Professors in the Faculty of Science and other faculties will nominate candidates to the Director of the Tomlinson University Science Teaching Project, who will forward recommendations to the Dean of Science.|
|Value||Maximum $20,000; renewable|
Robert and Mary Stanfield Dissertation Fellowship
Established in 1994 through the Robert and Mary Stanfield Foundation.
|Eligibility||This fellowship is awarded to an outstanding doctoral student whose research focuses on Canada or some aspects of Northern Studies nearing the completion of a Ph.D. degree.|
|Value||Varies; one award available|
Robert Rabinovitch Recruitment Fellowships
Established in 2009 in honour of Robert Rabinovitch, B.Com. 1964, and his exceptional service to McGill University.
|Eligibility||Awarded on the basis of academic merit by GPS to one or more outstanding graduate students entering any graduate degree program.|
Ruth Hoyt Cameron Fellowship
Established in 2011 by the late Ruth Hoyt Cameron, M.A. 1949, Ph.D. 1952.
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to students pursuing a doctorate degree in any discipline on the basis of academic merit.|
Saul Hayes Graduate Fellowship
Established by Edgar and Charles Bronfman in memory of Saul Hayes.
|Eligibility||For graduate students undertaking research with preference to the areas of Civil Liberties and Human Rights. No citizenship restrictions.|
|Value||$10,000; tenable for up to four years|
Schulich Graduate Fellowships
Established in 2008 with a generous gift from the Canadian philanthropist Mr. Seymour Schulich.
|Eligibility||Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies based on academic merit to full-time graduate students in the following departments or schools: Departments of Agricultural Economics, Bioresource Engineering, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Natural Resource Sciences and Plant Science, Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Departments of Physics and School of Architecture and School of Urban Planning.|
|Eligibility||Offered for the first year of graduate study in any department at McGill. The holder must have graduated in any undergraduate faculty of McGill in the session prior to that for which the award is given, and must obtain permission to proceed to graduate study. No citizenship restrictions.|
Established in 2013 by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation.
|Eligibility||For full-time graduate students in any faculty in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Canada-Greece relations. Awarded by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on the basis of academic merit for applicants in research-based graduate programs and upon nomination of the department. Preference will be given to students with permanent residence status in Greece.|
|Value||Varies; renewable once|
Students must submit an application form and required documents to the academic unit where he or she currently is or will be registered at McGill.
Last update: 12 April 2013
Established in 2000 through a very generous gift from Dr. Richard H. Tomlinson, Ph.D. 1948.
Awarded annually by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to recruit outstanding students into Master’s and Doctoral degree programs. Tomlinson fellows who accept a fellowship from an agency external to McGill will be entitled to one-half the full value of the Tomlinson Fellowship. $50,000 will be the maximum amount to be awarded to students receiving an external fellowship (federal or provincial).
The Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships are for new students accepted into a doctoral degree at any department at McGill University.
|Value||$35,000; renewable annually based on satisfactory progress, to a maximum tenure of 3 years for Doctoral level|
Last update: 25 February 2014
Walter Hitschfeld Award
Established in honour of W.F. Hitschfeld Ph.D., F.R.S., F.R.S.C., a teacher and friend of many such students and former Director of McGill International.
|Eligibility||For graduate students, with a preference to those from developing countries.|
Wolfe Fellowships in Scientific and Technological Literacy
Established in 2010 for outstanding graduate students in any Faculty who are conducting research in the area of scientific and technological literacy.
|Eligibility||Awarded by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office on the basis of high academic standing, community involvement and athletic activities .|
Last update: 29 January 2014