Graduate Mobility Award 2018- 2019

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) is launching Graduate Mobility Awards to encourage graduate students to study and conduct research outside of Canada as part of their McGill degree program. Students will be awarded a Graduate Mobility Award based on nomination by the academic unit/department and Faculty of Medicine nomination.


-Enrolled in a graduate degree program in faculty of Medicine at McGill and Registered as a full-time thesis student at the time of travel

-Have completed one full-time term at the time of application

-Be in good academic standing (students must have held an advisory/supervisory committee meeting within 10 months of the departure date)

-Travel must take place between October 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019

-Participate in one or more of the following mobility activities:

  • Research stay at a laboratory outside Canada
  • Field work outside Canada
  • Participation in a formal bilateral exchange/research partnership abroad

-Funds are NOT to be used for conferences

Amendments in Eligibility as of April 1, 2019

In order to be eligible for the Graduate Mobility Awards, students:

  • May travel for up to 2 terms (period may not exceed 8 months);
  • Cannot undertake a research project in a country where they hold citizenship (unless they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada);
  • Cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree.

Amendments in Value of Award as of April 1, 2019

Going forward, the amount of funding provided by the Graduate Mobility Award must be between $750 and $1,500 per month. The amount of funding for travel of duration shorter than a month will be prorated accordingly.

How to Apply:


Please contact [at] (Nishat Shabnam) if you have any further questions reagarding this program.


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