Our graduate program has close to 240 supervisors spread across many departments, research institutes, and neuroscience disciplines. The sections below contain important information that you should review prior to accepting students through the IPN.
Student applications which have met IPN requirements can be browsed through here:
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|IPN has implemented a Letter of Understanding (LoU) that must be accepted by student and supervisor, before the supervisor may take on the student. Once filled out by the supervisor, the letter should detail what is expected of the student, e.g. the number of hours to work in the lab, conference attendance policy, lab policy on publications etc. The LoU was introduced to protect both student and supervisor in case of conflict, and also to clarify the nature of how each lab is run. Students MUST read this carefully. If a student thinks some of the expectations are unreasonable, they should be negotiated with the supervisor before the student agrees to the letter. A blank copy of the Letter of Understanding can be found here: mcgill_ipn_lou_signup_form.pdf|
As you probably know, the IPN has embarked on a Ph.D. Rotation Program, starting in September 2010. A few, hand-picked, talented students will be doing three three-month rotations during the first year of their studies. At the end of this year, during which their stipend is paid by IPN, they will pick a supervisor with whom to complete their Ph.D..
The rotation program has two goals. One is to expose students to a wide range of research going on at McGill and help them establish lasting acquaintanceships that they can draw on for collaborations in the future, regardless of which lab they end up choosing for their PhD in year 2. The other goal is to help place students as well as possible in a matched doctoral research lab.
As a supervisor who wishes to take on rotation student, here is what we require of you:
- Physical space in your lab for the student.
- A meaningful short-term project, OR...
- An ongoing project in which the student can be actively engaged, and thus can gain experience.
- If you can take on a student for a rotation, but cannot commit to having the student for a full Ph.D., do let the students know and they can choose whether or not to use up a rotation slot in your lab.
- IPN strongly recommends that you take on no more than two first-year rotation students in any academic year.
- Should you take on a rotation student for their Ph.D. in year 2, you will be responsible for the stipend, just as you would be for a regular IPN student.
- If you wish to be added or removed form the list of supervisors who wish to take on rotation students, please email projects.ipn [at] mcgill.ca.
McGill works in partnership with the National Council for Science and Technology of the United Mexican States (CONACYT) to co-sponsor Mexican students enrolled in a Master's Research Program or PhD at McGill. The agreement aims at attracting Mexican students to pursue graduate studies at Canada’s leading research-intensive university. McGill is proud to have been identified by CONACYT as a destination of choice for Mexican students.
McGill (the department/supervisor) will cover the difference between the cost of tuition fees at the International Student rate and the Quebec Resident rate (International supplement).
This funding agreement is for a maximum period of two (2) years for masters students, and four (4) years for PhD students.
To be eligible, students must meet all of McGill’s requirements for admission to a Master’s Research or PhD program. For more CONACYT eligibility information, please visit the CONACYT website.
How to Apply
Students must apply to the graduate program of their choice at Mcgill. Upon acceptance and receipt of their official Offer of Admission, students must apply directly to CONACYT to submit all required documentation. For CONACYT application deadlines, please visit the CONACYT website.