Fellowships and Funding

Funding your graduate program is a stress for many graduate students, but we have tools to help you succeed! We offer clinics, consultations and workshops to help you apply for competitive graduate fellowships with our partners at Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Graphos; McGill’s graduate writing program.


Students have the opportunity to have their two-page project summary reviewed by a former Tri-council or Quebec committee reviewer. You have 20 minutes for a one-on-one consultation. The reviewer will scan the document and provide feedback on the structure, relevance, and language accuracy with suggestions on how to strengthen the draft. 


Applying for Your Tri-Council Award: Webinars for NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC
Wondering how students who received the award wrote their applications? These agency-specific webinars will discuss the guidelines required for applications and give tips on how to excel at writing your research proposal and asking for great reference letters.

Tri-Council Funding Clinics
Get the basics on applying to Tri-Council funding agencies (NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC) with these interactive workshops, featuring former student award winners and professors with experience as fellowship reviewers.

Each year Graphos offers special writing workshops to assist you in preparing your fellowship applications. Previous topics have included:

  • What You Do and Why It Matters: Fellowship Writing with the Selection Committee in Mind 
  • Polishing your Fellowship Application for Concision and Clarity


As a McGill student, your participation in full to activities such as training workshops and volunteering are tracked on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Having your co-curricular activities listed in one document can help you revise your CV or cover letter, prepare for interviews, and explore career options. Learn how to leverage this important document through myInvolvement, and make your training count!
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