Funding opportunities

All funding opportunities are available to McGill students only.

As of January 2021 (for admissions 2022), the following funding is available once you have been accepted to the program and will be paid out in early January into your student account. 


APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Enriched Educational Opportunities Bursaries (EEO)

The University has provided the Scholarships & Student Aid Office with special funding to pilot an Enriched Educational Opportunities (EEO) Program. The program will help students with the additional costs of the field study semester. Bursaries are non-repayable forms of financial assistance based on demonstrated financial need.

For further details on how to apply visit the Scholarships & Student Aid Office.

This award is generously supported by the McGill Commitment.

Faculty of Science - Field Study Awards

Denise Emma Benzacar Field Study Awards

The Denise Emma Benzacar Field Study Awards were established by Denise (BSc '58) and Tom Dailey to help Faculty of Science students participating in the Faculty of Science Study Semesters, engaging in research at McGill Field Study Stations or taking part in field work as part of their academic curriculum.

Award amount: up to $1500 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

David and Erica Davidovic Science Intern Award

The David and Erica Davidovic Science Intern Award was created in 2010 to benefit students studying abroad. The Davidovics recognize the value of out-of classroom learning experiences, particularly abroad, and an award value of several hundred dollars will be offered.

Award amount: up to $1500 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

Ronald I. Levine Fund

The Ronald I. Levine Fund was created to help support the field study programs in the Faculty of Science through initiatives that would enable the Faculty of Science to consistently improve upon the services it provides to students participating in the field study programs.

Award amount: up to $1500 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

Irene Woods Field Study Awards

The Irene Woods Field Study Awards were established by Irene Woods (M.Sc. '66) to help Faculty of Science students participating in the Faculty of Science Study Semesters, engaging in research at McGill Field Study Stations or taking part in field work as part of their academic curriculum.

Award amount: up to $1500 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

APPLICATION FORM FOR THE SCIENCE FIELD STUDY AWARDS

Send the following documents to ifso.science [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Field%20Studies%20Awards)

- Field Study Awards Application Form

- Unofficial transcript

- C.V.

Deadline: December 1, noon (EST) - no exceptions!

Award thank you notes

At the end of your field study semester you will be asked to provide a picture (preferably in the field) and a thank you note to the donors. The thank you note should contain the following information:

- First paragraph: introduce yourself as the award recipient for (name of) award. Tell the donor where you are from and why you chose to study at McGill University.
- Second paragraph: talk about what you are studying and what you plan on doing once you graduate from McGill University. Talk about how the field study semester impacted your current/future decisions.
- Third paragraph: thank your benefactor for his or her generosity in setting up the award. Explain how the award helped you personally.

Faculty of Arts

Schull Yang International Experience Award

The Schull Yang International Experience Award, supported by Joseph Schull (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang (BCL, LLB ’88), helps undergraduate and graduate students gain first hand international experience related to their fields of study. The award provides full or partial funding to assist students with tuition, travel, and other expenses related to their international experience. The Schull Yang International Experience Award is part of the McGill International Experience Awards. For more information, click here.

Award value: $1,000-$4,500

Eligibility criteria:
- Must be accepted to the Panama Field Study Semester
- Must be a full-time undergraduate McGill student, B.A., B.A. & Sc.
- Must be returning to McGill in fall semester.
- Must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

To apply for the Schull Yang International Experience Award, click here
Application deadline: November 4, 2021 – Late applications will not be accepted.

Biology Students

McGill Biology Student Union Bursary Fund

In addition to the Faculty of Science awards and as a Biology student you can also apply to the McGill Biology Student Union Bursary. The McGill Biology Student Union Bursary fund is a merit-based bursary awarded to Biology students wishing to pursue field courses within the Department of Biology at McGill. The MBSU is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the study of life; we believe that field studies are integral to an education in biology, and we strive to make field courses more accessible to our students.

Award amount: from $250-$1000 (amount may vary based on the number of applications)

Follow the link MBSU for further information.

Bieler School of Environment

Vivian Lewin Field Study Endowment Award

Vivian Lewin Field Study Endowment Award – awarded to meritorious McGill School of Environment (MSE) students. The award supports MSE students who wish to take a McGill recognized field study abroad program OR have a pre-arranged independent course or Honours project that involves field research abroad. For more information, contact kathy.roulet [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Vivian%20Lewin%20Field%20Study%20Endowment%20Award) (Kathy Roulet).

Award amount: $600

Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ)

If you are between 18 and 35 years old, canadian citizen or permanent resident, and have been living in Quebec for at least one year, you may receive funding for your project. For additional information on this funding opportunity, visit the LOJIQ website.


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