The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading international philanthropic organizations, providing grants to nonprofit organizations around the world in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare, since the commencement of its grantmaking activities, in 1996. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowships were established to mark the celebration of a 70-year partnership between Canada and Greece.
The Fellowships are awarded annually to exceptional Greek Master's and PhD applicants across a wide array of graduate programs at McGill. This allows Greek graduate students the opportunity to pursue their studies at McGill, and to contribute to building the foundation for future collaboration between Canada and Greece.
2017 Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowship Recipient
Georgia Pierrou received a fellowship for the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation for Excellence in Graduate Education in 2017.
"Aspiring to dedicate my professional career to contribute to the solution of the energy challenge, it comes as an indication that pursuing a doctorate degree is a well-made decision. I am honored to engage in research in the Power Engineering Group under the supervision of Prof. Xiaozhe Wang and contribute to a worthwhile cause, the Energy Transition in both the developed and developing world.
I regard the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowship not only as a great opportunity, but also as a personal commitment to a whole-hearted effort combining hard work with a long and rewarding relationship with McGill University and its community."
2016 Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowship Recipient
Constantinos Yanniris received a fellowship for the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation for Excellence in Graduate Education in 2016.
"After a decade-long teaching experience in Greece, Egypt and Canada, I am convinced that outdoor environmental education can be effective for the advancement of various educational goals, including environmental literacy. At McGill, my PhD research focuses on the institutional, structural and pedagogical characteristics that constitute efficient environmental education systems.
I see the Stavros Niarchos Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Education, funded by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation and administered by McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as an important financial and ethical recognition of my efforts in Environmental and Sustainability Education."
2015 Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fellowship Recipient
Dimitrios Xanthopoulos, Chemistry