- 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:
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.
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.
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.