Graduate Fellowships and Awards

On this page: NSERC Doctoral Fellowship  |  SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship |
Trudeau Doctoral Fellowship | Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2020-2021


NSERC Doctoral Fellowship

Information can be found at https://mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs/students/nserc

Please read the information on the McGill and NSERC web pages carefully.  Please also ensure that you are eligible to apply before you invest time.

All applications at our Faculty, regardless of their academic unit, must indicate Susan Gregus as the “Fellowships Coordinator”

DEADLINE: Applicants must have all materials  (up to step 7) to Susan Gregus by October 2, 2017.  She will then upload transcripts and process the application for Academic Unit review.

How to apply

Competition process – Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Units

The appointed fellowship coordinator of all Academic Units in our Faculty is susan.gregus [at] mcgill.ca (Susan Gregus) (MS2-075)

Step-by-step guidelines:

1) Prior to applying applicant must provide Susan with all transcripts so a GPA calculation could be made to ensure that the student meets the GPA requirement. Applicant will receive an e-mail if they are eligible or not.

If deemed eligible:

2) Applicant requests that a copy of the referee letters are sent to Susan.

3) Applicant fills out online application (must include e-mail address of appointed fellowships coordinator of the Academic Unit: susan.gregus [at] mcgill.ca)

4) Applicant saves their application.

5) Applicant prints their application.  Status of application at this point is ‘in progress’.

6) Applicant submits a printed copy of completed application to Susan

7) Susan accepts entire application including supporting documents from applicant in person.

Due date to complete Steps 1-7 is October 2, 2017

Next steps:

8) Susan scans and uploads official transcripts, including the transcript key. 

9) Susan notifies the applicant that the transcripts have been uploaded; the email address of the person responsible for uploading is susan.gregus [at] mcgill.ca

10) Applicant finalizes online application to NSERC.  Applicant clicks ‘verify’ (will verify that all components are attached to the student’s application) and ‘submit’.  The status of the application at this point will be ‘submitted’.

11) Academic Units review files and decide to either “recommend” or “not recommend” to GPS Graduate Funding.  Decisions will be communicated to Susan and will be entered via FAD.

12) Susan communicates outcome to applicants via e-mail.

13) GPS Graduate Funding reviews the recommended files and decide to “recommend” or “not recommend” to the granting agency.

14) GPS Graduate Funding notifies every applicant (whose application was recommend to GPS by the Academic Unit) of the file review outcome.

15) Agency announces winners in Spring.


SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

Information can be found at https://mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs/students/sshrc

Please read the information on the McGill and SSHRC web pages carefully.  Please also ensure that you are eligible to apply before you invest time. 

DEADLINE: Applicants must provide a completed application (up to Step 4) to Susan Gregus (MS2-075) by October 20, 2017.

How to apply

Competition process – Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Units

The appointed fellowship coordinator of all Academic Units in our Faculty is Susan Gregus (MS2-075)

Step-by-step guidelines:

1) Prior to applying applicant must provide Susan with all transcripts so a GPA calculation could be made to ensure that the student meets the GPA requirement. Applicant will receive an e-mail if they are eligible or not.

If deemed eligible:

2) Applicant requests that a copy of the referee letters are sent to Susan.

3) Applicant completes, prints and provides Susan with a copy of completed application.

4) Susan accepts entire application including supporting documents from applicant in person.

Due date to complete Steps 1-4 is October 20, 2017

Next steps:

5) Academic Units review files and decide to either “recommend” or “not recommend” to GPS Graduate Funding.  Decisions will be communicated to Susan and will be entered via FAD.

6 )Susan communicates outcome to applicants via e-mail.

7) GPS Graduate Funding reviews the recommended files and decide to “recommend” or “not recommend” to the granting agency.

8) GPS Graduate Funding notifies every applicant (whose application was recommend to GPS by the Academic Unit) of the file review outcome.

9) Agency announces winners in Spring.


Trudeau Doctoral Fellowship

Information can be found at https://mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs/students/trudeau

Please read the information on the McGill and SSHRC web pages carefully.  Please also ensure that you are eligible to apply before you invest time. 

DEADLINE: Applicants must provide a completed application to Susan Gregus (MS2-075) by October 19, 2016.

How to apply

Competition process – Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Units

The appointed fellowship coordinator of all Academic Units in our Faculty is Susan Gregus (MS2-075)

Step-by-step guidelines:

1) Prior to applying applicant must provide Susan with all transcripts so a GPA calculation could be made to ensure that the student meets the GPA requirement. Applicant will receive an e-mail if they are eligible or not.

2) Applicant requests that a copy of the referee letters are sent to Susan.

3) Applicant completes, prints and provides Susan with a copy of completed application.

4) Susan accepts entire application including supporting documents from applicant in person.

5) Academic Units review files and decide to either “recommend” or “not recommend” to GPS Graduate Funding.  Decisions will be communicated to Susan and will be entered via FAD.

6) Susan communicates outcome to applicants via e-mail.

7) GPS Graduate Funding reviews the recommended files and decide to “recommend” or “not recommend” to the granting agency.

8) GPS Graduate Funding notifies every applicant (whose application was recommend to GPS by the Academic Unit) of the file review outcome.

9) Agency announces winners in Spring.


Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2020-2021

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a scholarship fund that is available for students from sub-Saharan countries, for M.Sc. non-thesis programs, for students beginning their studies in Fall 2020. Nominations may be requested starting from late September 2019.

DEADLINE TO REQUEST NOMINATION for a program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Nov. 15th, 2019

Information on MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University: https://www.mcgill.ca/mastercardfdn-scholars/home-page

The Master’s non-thesis programs available in our Faculty are:

Animal Science (Sustainable Agriculture)
Bioresource Engineering - Integrated Water Resources Management
Bioresource Engineering - Environmental Engineering (for holders of a B. Eng. only)
Bioresource Engineering - Integrated Food and Bioprocessing (for holders of B. Eng. or B. Tech. with engineering background)
Biotechnology
Food Science
Food Science - Food Safety
Human Nutrition - Project

Eligibility Criteria for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (Master’s non-thesis programs)

  • You must qualify academically for admission to McGill University and to the department which offers your MSc non-thesis program of interest. Please consult the McGill e-Calendar for Admission requirements (departments in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences).

Please note these are very competitive programs. A graduation result of First Class or CGPA of 3.4 or higher in the Bachelor’s degree is recommended before considering a request for nomination for this Scholarship. This is over and above the usual minimum eligibility requirements for admission to a Master’s program at McGill University.

  • For academic programs in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, you must be nominated by the Department of your program of interest. Please see below for the nomination request process.
  • You must have never completed any graduate studies.
  • You must be a citizen and have lived a significant part of your life in a Sub-Saharan African country. French-speaking applicants are welcome (see List of Eligible Countries).
  • You must have an exceptional record of service and activity in your school and/or community.
  • You must have an intent to return to your country immediately upon the completion of your degree with the goal of transforming your community through social and economic development.
  • You must demonstrate that your financial status is in the lowest two quintiles of your country.

Please note that this scholarship is highly competitive.

DEADLINE TO REQUEST NOMINATION: Nov. 15, 2019

If you would like to be nominated for this scholarship, please send the following with the following before Nov. 15, 2019 to gradstudies.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca:

  • A copy of your academic transcripts (including description of grading system) and certificate of graduation
  • Your CV including experience in the related field of study, and a list of examples of service and activity in your school and/or community. Please include your full name, address, and date of birth which are required for the nomination.
  • Please indicate which of the above non-thesis Master’s programs you are interested in applying for.

The Department which administers your program of interest will review your request. If you are nominated by the Department, the McGill MCF Scholarship Committee will contact you directly for the next steps in the process, which will include opening an application for you in the McGill uApply system, with the application fee waived.

IMPORTANT:

Please note that nomination for the Mastercard Scholarship does not guarantee an offer of admission to the University. The complete academic file and all additional supporting documents must be reviewed by the Department once the application is completed in our uApply system. The Department will then make a decision whether to offer or refuse admission. If the applicant is recommended for admission, only then will the applicant be considered for the Mastercard Scholarship.