Travel Awards

2022-23 GREAT Awards

  •  TGREAT awards are now also available for conference travel, and will continue to be available for virtual conferences. Students are expected to follow University Guidelines for travel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public health recommendations.
  •  2 competitions per year. Oct 15 (for future travel from Nov -Apr) and Apr 15 (for future travel May- Oct). $500 awards selected from random drawing of applicants twice per year.  
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 22-23 academic year must happen before April 15th, 2023
APPLICATION PDF icon great award application file


2022-23 Graduate Mobility Awards


The Graduate Mobility Award encourages graduate students to study and conduct research abroad as part of their McGill degree program by defraying part of the cost of the international experience. The award, funded by the Government of Quebec, is available to all full-time students enrolled in a graduate degree program at McGill who have been approved by their academic unit and Faculty to take part in a mobility opportunity. The mobility award is meant to contribute towards the completion of the student’s thesis or research project. A limited number of awards are available each year on a competitive basis.


  • Student must be registered full-time
  • Travel activity must be outside of the province of Quebec
  • Funding for this program cannot exceed 8 months (or two terms) per degree. The 8 months can be reached by combining different travel activities.
  • Must participate in an activity critical to thesis/degree completion
  • Conference travel is NOT eligible
  • Up to 1,500 per month (prorated), up to 8 months.
  • Students' activities abroad funded by this Mobility program cannot exceed 8 months per degree. The 8 months can be used in one activity, or by combining several travel activities.
DEADLINE IPN accepts applications on a rolling basis until July 15, 2023 for travel starting by August 31, 2023


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