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Lisa Buchy

2009 Vanier Prize winner

Jenea Bin

Kennedy Lab: 2010 Vanier Prize winner

Emily Coffey

Zatorre Lab: 2010 Vanier Prize winner

Martha Shiell

Zatorre lab: 2011 Vanier Prize winner

Phil Dickinson

Pruessner lab: 2012 Vanier Prize winner

Jeffrey Wieskopf

Mogil lab: 2012 Vanier Prize winner

Maxime Robert

Levin lab: 2012 Vanier Prize winner

Rachel Sharkey

Dagher lab: 2012 Tomlinson Prize winner

Lauren Reynolds

Flores lab, 2012 Fulbright Scholar

Rola Dali

Stifani lab: 2013 Vanier Prize winner

Michael Lifshitz

Raz lab: 2013 Vanier Prize winner

Nasr Farooqi

Ruthazer and Antel labs: 2013 Vanier Prize winner

Amol Gharat

Baker lab: 2013 Vanier Prize winner

Ricardo Alchini

Fournier lab: 2013 Vanier Prize winner

Daina Crafa

Brodeur lab: PhD Candidate, 2014 Vanier Award Winner and 2013 Lloyd Carr-Harris Graduate Fellowship winner

Jonathan Berken

Gracco and Klein labs: 2012 Vanier Prize winner

Camille Juzwik

Fournier Lab: 2014 Vanier Prize Winner

Julia Nantes

Koski Lab: 2014 Vanier Prize Winner

De Villers-Sidani Lab: 2014 Vanier Prize Winner

Our graduate program has close to 200 supervisors spread across many departments, research institutes, and neuroscience disciplines. The sections below contain important information that you should review prior to accepting students through the IPN.

Admissions' Database of students

Student applications which have met IPN requirements can be browsed through here:

Admissions' Database.

Please note that you will need to log in with the database username and password to gain access to this. Please email ipn [dot] admissions [at] mcgill [dot] ca if you need this to be resent to you.

The IPN Letter of Agreement between Supervisor and Student


Ensure you know the responsibilities of supervisor and student before you start in the IPN. IPN has implemented a Letter of Agreement (LoA) that must be accepted by student and supervisor, before the supervisor may take on the student. Once filled out by the supervisor, the letter should detail what is expected of the student, e.g. the number of hours to work in the lab, conference attendance policy, lab policy on publications etc. The LoA was introduced to protect both student and supervisor in case of conflict, and also to clarify the nature of how each lab is run. Students MUST read this carefully. If a student thinks some of the expectations are unreasonable, they should be negotiated with the supervisor before the student agrees to the letter. A blank copy of the Letter of Agreement can be found here: mcgill_ipn_loa_signup_form.pdf


Taking on Rotation Program Students

As you probably know, the IPN has embarked on a Ph.D. Rotation Program, starting in September 2010. A few, hand-picked, talented students will be doing three three-month rotations during the first year of their studies. At the end of this year, during which their stipend is paid by IPN, they will pick a supervisor with whom to complete their Ph.D..

The rotation program has two goals. One is to expose students to a wide range of research going on at McGill and help them establish lasting acquaintanceships that they can draw on for collaborations in the future, regardless of which lab they end up choosing for their PhD in year 2. The other goal is to help place students as well as possible in a matched doctoral research lab.

As a supervisor who wishes to take on rotation student, here is what we require of you:

  • Physical space in your lab for the student.
  • A meaningful short-term project, OR...
  • An ongoing project in which the student can be actively engaged, and thus can gain experience.


Additional Info:

  • If you can take on a student for a rotation, but cannot commit to having the student for a full Ph.D., do let the students know and they can choose whether or not to use up a rotation slot in your lab.
  • IPN strongly recommends that you take on no more than two first-year rotation students in any academic year.
  • Should you take on a rotation student for their Ph.D. in year 2, you will be responsible for the stipend, just as you would be for a regular IPN student.
  • If you wish to be added or removed form the list of supervisors who wish to take on rotation students, please email projects [dot] ipn [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Accepting Brazilian Students and Post-Docs

McGill University has partnered with Brazil's Science without Borders program, and we at the Integrated Program in Neuroscience are excited to welcome Brazilian applicants. The scholarship is an unprecedented opportunity for the top Brazilian students to come to the highest ranked universities in Canada and their flagship programs such as the IPN.

Brazil's Science without Borders program comprises international scholarships in science and technology for young Brazilian students. At the graduate (PhD) level, scholarship winners may be funded up to 4 years by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and/or CNPq ( Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico).
Please see our Brazilian applicants' subsite for detailed information about the program.


Procedure for accepting Brazilian Graduate Students

Due to the nature of the funding program, supervisors may, exceptionally, accept students without guaranteeing them a stipend from their own funds. Once the student is accepted, on the condition of receiving a CIBE Science Without Borders award, they should be eligible to receive the award. The conditional clause MUST be entered on the Letter of Agreement between supervisor and student.