Funding Opportunities

Students receiving McGill awards and fellowships should ensure that they comply with the Award Holder's Guide:

Department of Psychiatry Graduate Student awards:

Award Details

Leyton Addiction Research Prize


  • A prize of $1,000.00 awarded annually to the student who has published the best addiction-related paper each year. 
  • Annual application deadline is March 15th. Please see the News section of the Department of Psychiatry's website in mid-February for detailed announcement and application details.


  • a first author on a drug or alcohol addiction-related paper either published or in press between March 16, 2017 and March 15, 2018 (dates adjusted each year)

  • conducted the research with a faculty member in McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry, and 
    a McGill undergraduate, graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or resident when conducting the research. 

Marion Birmingham/Trevor Dennis Student Research Day Prize

  • For the top presentation by a student in the Department of Psychiatry ($1,000)

The Child and Youth Psychiatry Award ($500)

  • For the top presentation at Student Research Day on disorders that affect young people by a student supervised by a faculty member whose primary position is within the Department of Psychiatry. 


Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and allocation to the Faculty of Medicine:

Award Details

International Student Differential Fee Waiver, Department allocated

  • A differential fee waiver will be offered to international students registered in the Graduate Program in psychiatry to cover the differential between international and Quebec fees for MSc students during their first year and PhD students during their first three years. Students receiving funding for tuition do not qualify for a differential fee waiver.

Graduate Excellence Fellowship in Mental Health Research

  • About: These one-time awards are meant to recognize the excellence of graduate students in psychiatry, and to help offset the costs of student stipends provided by the supervisors
  • Eligibility: MSc and PhD students in good standing (registration, progress, tracking, etc.) Students holding an external fellowship or HBHL funding are not eligible.
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Application: Complete the application form and submit together with the required documents, as instructed on the form to graduate.psychiatry [at]
  • Deadline: September 30, 17:00. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Results: Announced in November
  • File gefmhr_form_2020.docx

Faculty of Medicine Internal Studentship

Differential Fee Waiver, Faculty Allocated

  • A differential fee waiver is offered to international students reigstered in the Graduate Program in Psychiatry. Specifically, the differential between international and Quebec fees is covered for M.Sc. students during their first year and Ph.D. students during their first two years in the program.

GREAT: Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Awards

  • Limited number per university fiscal year
  • By application to the Graduate Program Director
  • For conference or research consultation travel
  • Fall deadline: Sept. 30; Winter Deadline: Jan. 20
  • Microsoft Office document icon great_award_application_form_2020-2021.doc

Robert C. Paterson Graduate Research Awards

  • In support of graduate research in suicide prevention and treatment in the Faculty of Medicine
  • Value to be announced
  • By nomination

Other Awards

  • Allocated to the departments on a rotating basis
  • By nomination
  • Announced throughout the year


External Agency and Other Fellowships

For listings of other awards, please see the following links:

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies:

Faculty of Medicine Research & Graduate Studies Office:

Affiliated Hospitals: Funding opportunities available through various Affiliated Hospitals. Contacts available here.

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