Information for McGill Faculty Members

Funding to work with students researchers from the Caribbean on climate change projects

Open to McGill faculty members who are interested in supervising a graduate student intern from UWI between June and September to work on a research initiative related to climate change adaptation and resilient communities. Student projects can be integrated within ongoing research or represent a new initiative. 

UWI student applicants will apply to participate in internships tied to specific projects. Qualified applicants will be evaluated by faculty supervisors and assigned to a project based on the alignment of demonstrated skills, experience and interests. Supervisors can also participate in and contribute to learning exchange activities and scientific outputs with faculty colleagues and QES scholars at McGill and UWI.

Submit a Project Proposal

The deadline to submit a project proposal is October 6, 2023. Please consider the eligibility criteria and priority research themes below.

Project Eligibility:

  • The project must address a critical climate change adaptation and resilient communities challenge or priority.
  • The project must be led by a McGill faculty member.
  • The project must accommodate student intern participation between June 1, 2024, to September 30, 2024, with exact dates to be determined in Spring 2024.

Priority Research Themes for 2024 Projects:

  • Green Campus & Climate Action
  • Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Living: Policy and Practice
  • Disaster Risk Management and Resilience
  • Climate Change Effects on Coastal Communities
  • Health and Psychosocial Practices for Building Resilience
  • Food Security
  • Migration and Displacement
  • Methods for Engaging Communities in Climate Research and Action

Projects on other topics related to community-level climate resilience will also be considered.


Have questions about working with a Queen Elizabeth Scholar? Need more info? Contact the program administrator, studentadmin.ihsp [at] (Kate)

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