Travel Awards

2021-22 GREAT Awards

OVERVIEW
  • New this year: GREAT Awards (also called the 'Graduate Research Enhancement Travel' Awards) support M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who wish to attend virtual conferences or virtual events before April 15th, 2022. 
ELIGIBILITY
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at McGill and be registered as full-time thesis student
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must have held an advisory/supervisory committee meeting within 10 months prior to start date of activity
NOTES
  • Graduating students are not eligible to apply
  • Must take place before the submission of initial thesis
  • Student can only hold 1 GREAT Award per year
  • Must take place at the exact time indicated on the application form. Hence, cannot be deferred to the following semester
VALUE
  • Depends on the scope of the proposal and the available budget
  • Please note that payment will only be made after the proposal is approved and you have confirmed registration at the conference
DEADLINE The activity for the 21-22 academic year must happen before April 15th, 2022
APPLICATION PDF icon great_award_2021

 

2021-22 Graduate Mobility Awards

OVERVIEW
  • Encourages M.Sc. and Ph.D. students to study and conduct research abroad as part of their McGill degree program by defraying part of the cost of the international experience
     
  • New this year - There are two types of projects that are eligible this year:
  1. Virtual Collaboration Projects: Projects such as remote research or online workshops in collaboration with international or out-of-province partner institutions are eligible for funding. Conferences are not eligible. Since there is no travel involved, students can be awarded up to $2,000. Eligible expenses include stipend complement (up to $500 per month), equipment, software and virtual platform subscriptions.

  2. Regular Graduate Mobility Award: Students who need to travel for research as soon as travel is allowed may apply for the regular Graduate Mobility Award. If approved, payment will not be made until travel is permitted, plans confirmed, and a quarantine plan is in place. Students already abroad may also apply for the regular Graduate Mobility Award to do a research project in their current country of residence if travel is not involved.

    The current policies for university-related travel can be found here.

  3. Please note that travel restrictions for university-sponsored travel and activities in other provinces or countries remain in effect. Students with mission-critical, time-sensitive activities, such as critical fieldwork required for timely graduation may be eligible for a travel exemption. The revised framework and process for students to request exemptions to McGill’s current travel ban is now available here. Only students with a valid exemption letter from the EOC will be considered for physical travel. Note that we will follow current University guidelines on travel, so as the public health situation and travel restrictions evolve, we will adjust this requirement.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at McGill and be registered as full-time thesis student
  • Must have completed one full-time term at the time of application
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must have held an advisory/supervisory committee meeting within 10 months prior to start date of activity
  • The activity must start during the Academic Year 2021-22
VALUE Depends on the scope of the proposal and the available budget
DEADLINE Consult administrator.ipn [at] mcgill.ca
APPLICATION/MORE INFO https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/travel/grad-mobility-award

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