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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

McGill Commitment

Fund purpose: The McGill Commitment, one of the Principal's five priorities, pledges to offer McGill undergraduate students opportunities to challenge themselves to expand their horizons and to provide comprehensive support, advising, and mentoring.

Types of projects: Projects that improve advising for students and provide experiential opportunities.

Funding available: $30,000

Eligibility: Open to student groups, faculties and units.

To apply:

Submit the following documents by January 31st, 2020 in an email to secretary.dpsll [at] mcgill.ca titled "Funding Proposal: McGill Commitment".

  • A word document of no more than 750 words containing:
    • Project description/summary and objectives;
    • Expected impact/benefits to the population it will reach;
    • How the project aligns to the purpose of the funds; and
    • Timeline of project development.
  • A budget proposal that clearly outlines the amount of funds requested and the projected use of the funds. Please use this template for the budget proposal.

Academic Advising and Mentoring

Fund Purpose: To support activities that enhance academic advising and mentoring.

Types of Projects: Peer-to-Peer mentoring, Ask-an-Advisor program, and any other advising and mentoring activities.

Funding available: $25,000

Eligibility: Open to all student groups, faculties and units.

To apply: 

Submit the following documents by January 31st, 2020 in an email to secretary.dpsll [at] mcgill.ca titled "Funding Proposal: Academic Advising and Mentoring".

  • A word document of no more than 750 words containing:
    • Project description/summary and objectives;
    • Expected impact/benefits to the population it will reach;
    • How the project aligns to the purpose of the funds; and
    • Timeline of project development.
  • A budget proposal that clearly outlines the amount of funds requested and the projected use of the funds. Please use this template for the budget proposal.
  • If requesting funding for attending a conference, please include written approval from your supervisor for attending that conference.

Schipper Family Support

Fund Purpose: To support and improve services for students, i.e., workshops designed to encourage and empower students and enhance their experiences and overall quality of student life at the University.

Types of Projects: Projects related to the improvement of services for students, such as:

  • Workshops designed to encourage and empower students and enhance their experience and overall quality of student life at the University
  • Improve training and support programs including workshops, conferences and other professional development opportunities for academic and front-line staff

Funding available: $2,670

Eligibility: Open to student groups, faculties and units.

To apply: 

Submit the following documents by January 31st, 2020 in an email to secretary.dpsll [at] mcgill.ca titled "Funding Proposal: Schipper Family Support".

  • A Word document or email of no more than 300 words including:
    • A description of the project;
    • The amount of requested funds; and
    • How the funds will be used.
  • If requesting funding for attending a conference, please include written approval from your supervisor for attending that conference.

Advising Development

Fund Purpose: To support professional development activities in the student advising area.

Types of Projects: Projects related to the support of professional development activities in the student advising area, such as:

  • Conference attendance for advisors and front-line staff
  • Training and networking events within the University

Funding available: $4,198

Eligibility: Open to student groups, faculties and units.

To apply:

Submit the following documents by January 31st, 2020 in an email to secretary.dpsll [at] mcgill.ca titled "Funding Proposal: Advising Development".

  • A Word document or email of no more than 300 words including:
    • A description of the project;
    • The amount of requested funds; and
    • How the funds will be used.
  • If requesting funding for attending a conference, please include written approval from your supervisor for attending that conference.

Kathy Fazel Student Support Fund

Fund Purpose: To support workshops and other activities aiming to improve services for students, enhance their experiences and improve the overall quality of student life at the University.

Types of Projects: Workshops designed to empower students, promote student well-being and enhance the overall quality of student life.

Funding available: $3,368

Eligibility: Open to all student groups, faculties and units.

To apply:

Submit the following documents by January 31st, 2020 in an email to secretary.dpsll [at] mcgill.ca titled "Funding Proposal: Kathy Fazel Student Support Fund".

  • A Word document or email of no more than 300 words including:
    • A description of the project;
    • The amount of requested funds; and
    • How the funds will be used.
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