Graduate Research Trainees
In order to be considered as a research trainee at McGill, eligibility criteria must be met before acceptance.
Review the options available listed below.
IMPORTANT: Any individual that does not fall within one of the research trainee categories and is considering working on a research project over the course of the summer would be deemed an employee. Therefore, payments should be processed as 'work-for-pay' through the Payroll system for relevant hours worked during the summer months.
|Type of Trainee||Description|
Graduate Research Trainee
If you are enrolled in a graduate program at another university and would like to attend McGill for a limited period of time (up to a maximum of 12 months) to conduct research only, you must apply as a graduate research trainee and meet the eligibility criteria.
For information on eligibility to award payments through BSA, click here.
|Summer Award Payments||Students who continue to participate on research projects over the course of the summer must meet eligibility criteria in order to be paid an award/stipend. For more information, review the Summer Payments section.|
How to Process Payments
Student stipend/award payments must be processed through BSA using the Award Processing Form (APF). Award processors should indicate in the payment comments that the award is either for a Summer Research Project or a Graduate Research Trainee as one of the allowable options to pay students. This will facilitate the disbursement of funds by the Central Office.
If a BSA Aid Fund(s) must be created, the award processor can create an aid fund ‘on-the-fly’ from the APF when the funding source is:
- A research grant/contract (fund type 2F or 2M linked to a grant) paying a student stipend.
- A granting agency award direct to student (fund type 2C or 2E linked to a grant).
- For all other fund types, the user must submit an Aid Fund Code (AFC) Request form.
- NSERC and FRSQ USRA awards will be submitted and disbursed with the exception of FRSQ USRA awards in the Faculty of Medicine. Information on these two programs can be found at https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs/students/nserc-usra and https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs.