2024 Application Form

McGill-UWI Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program 

Climate Adaptation & Resilient Communities: Policy, Research and Practice 

McGill University Student Application: Summer 2024 

The application for Summer 2024 is now closed.

Application Process

To apply for this program, you must submit your application by November 24, 2023. Your application file must include: 

  1. Completed application form (the webform below). 

  2. Personal statement. Download a copy of the template to fill out and upload in the form below.

  1. Current CV. 

  1. Transcripts. You may submit unofficial transcripts from Minerva.

  1. A letter of reference. This letter must be sent to spgh.qesprogram [at] mcgill.ca by November 24, 2023.

Incomplete application files will not be considered. Please read the instructions for each section of this application form carefully to ensure accuracy in your responses.

Kindly review the eligibility criteria below before proceeding with the application. These criteria are set by the program funders Universities Canada and are not negotiable. 

Eligible candidates will be: 

  • Enrolled in a McGill University degree program (bachelor's, master's, or PhD) in the Winter 2024 semester. Ideally, you will be a returning student in Fall 2024, but those graduating after the Winter 2024 semester are eligible. 

  • Canadian citizen.

  • 35 years old or younger at the time of their application submission. 

  • Available to travel to St. Augustine, Trinidad for 90 days between May 1, 2024 and August 30, 2024. 

Successful applicants will travel to Trinidad for 90 days to work on their projects under their University of the West Indies (UWI) supervisor and participate in community engagement activities related to community resilience in the face of the climate crisis. They will receive a stipend of $8,000 Canadian dollars to put towards their travel costs, accommodations and living expenses. Accommodations will be arranged by the Queen Elizabeth Scholars team at UWI.  

We thank you for your interest in this program and look forward to reading your application. 



McGill-UWI Queen Elizabeth Scholars Leadership Team 

UWI St. Augustine 

UWI Cave Hill 

McGill University 

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Please select your first project choice. You may select up to 3 projects to be considered for.
Please select your second project choice, if applicable. If you would only like to be considered for one project, you can leave this question blank.
Please select your third project choice. If you would only like to be considered for one or two projects, you can leave this question blank.
Upload your completed personal statement template here. Download the template from this link, complete it, and save it as a PDF to upload: https://tinyurl.com/4tdz364y Please use this naming convention for your file: [Your First Name] [Your Last Name]_Personal Statement_2024
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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