Graduate Funding Opportunities


Please review each opportunity to determine what actions are necessary to qualify.




These funding opportunities are from within McGill University.       

  • Child Protection Scholarship

The CRCF Child Protection Scholarship was created in honor or Mr. Manuel Batshaw who bequeathed a generous donation to the Centre in 2017. He was a Canadian social worker best known for leading a provincially mandated committee in the 1970s that studied the situation of youth in care and recommended many of the principles and practices that form the basis of Quebec Youth Protection practice. His contribution was commemorated in the name of the Batshaw Youth and Famiy Centres (now part of the CIUSSS Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal).

Child Protection Scholarships are available to any person pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the School of Social Work at McGill University on this subject matter. This scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to cover the cost of attending a conference or to complete a research project (including community collaborative initiatives, completing an independent study project or tutorial) on the topic of child protection. Students must provide a brief report of the conference proceedings or research findings upon completion. Two scholarships of $500 are awarded per academic year and are non-renewable.

For information, see CRCF funding.

Several teaching assistantships and research assistantships are available at the School of Social Work. Some students, depending upon their qualifications and experience, may be hired as sessional lecturers. The availability of these positions can vary from year to year. Students can consult CAPS, their supervisors, or the jill.hanley [at] (Joint PhD Program Director) for more information. 

McGill University Internships vary in their dates and field and include internship opportunities with CBC Radio, the United Nations, and international consulates.


External funding are sources outside of McGill University. All of these funding opportunities require action on behalf of the student.  Please review criteria to ensure eligibility.

  • Fellowships and Awards

To be considered for financial support from the School, PhD students are required to apply for external fellowships, if eligible. The deadlines for most external fellowships are in the Fall.  For more information, visit:

McGill Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

For an introduction to external funding for School of Social Work students, please attend one of the funding workshops that are announced in the School’s Student Bulletin.

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