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Find the key to successful funding applications by attending workshops, information sessions, and webinars.   


Obtaining Signatures & Supporting Documents


If you are preparing an application to an external funding agency that requires the signature of:

  • “Dean or Director of Graduate Studies”;

  • “University Financial Officer”; or

  • “Authorized University Official”,

please follow the instructions below before seeking one of the above signatures.

  1. Pay close attention to the application to be sure to seek out the correct signature

  2. Obtain all other required signatures before requesting one of the above signatures

When you are ready to seek signatures of the “Dean or Director of Graduate Studies”, a “University Financial Officer”, or an “Authorized University Official”:

  • bring a full copy of the application form to the locations referenced below.​

​To obtain a signature from a “University Financial Officer”, please contact Financial Services at 514-398-3885 to ensure an officer is available to receive/sign relevant documents.

To obtain a signature from the Dean or Director of Graduate Studies/ Authorized University Official, please scan and send the form to graduatefunding.gps [at] .  Please allow 5 business days to complete your request.

Supporting Documents

Applicants should request supporting documents as early as possible. For international transcripts, the services of an international courier may be required in order to meet deadlines, and should be paid for by the applicant. 

The services of a Commissioner for Oaths are available at Service Point-Enrolment Services in order to certify documents required in funding applications. 


Student Workshops, Webinars and Info Sessions

GPS Funding Workshops, Webinars and Info Sessions

Information sessions are on-line webinar presentations followed by a Q&A period. Each session will focus on the application process for a particular federal agency award, and cover everything from eligibility and deadlines to supporting documents and best practices.

Info Session: Applying for your SSHRC Doctoral Award

Date: 14 Sept 2017

Time & Location: 16:00 Webinar

Register Online Registration deadline: Two (2) days in advance of scheduled info-session.

Info Session: Applying for your NSERC Doctoral Award

Date: 13 Sept 2017

Time & Location: 16:00 Webinar

Register Online Registration deadline: Two (2) days in advance of scheduled info-session.


Info Session: Campus Visit - Applying for your NSERC Doctoral or Postdoctoral Award

Date: 12 Sept 2017

Time & Location: 13:00, New Residence Hall– Prince Arthur Ballroom A, 3625 Avenue du Parc

Register Online Registration deadline: Two (2) days in advance of scheduled info-session.

CIHR Webinar on  Students' awards in health research

Date: 06 Sept 2017 at 10:00 a.m. English Click here to register

Date: 07 Sep 2017 à 13:00 Français Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire

Date: 08 Sept 2017 at 1:00 p.m. English Click here to register



Applying for a Master's Harmonized (NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR) Award

Date: 25 Oct 2017

Time & Location: 17:00 Webinar

Register Online Registration deadline: one (1) day in advance of scheduled info-session.


Space is limited! Please register to ensure yourself a spot.


SKILLSETS is a suite of workshops designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to complement their research training and provide them with general, transitional and professional skill development opportunities. It is jointly hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services.

SKILLSETS and its partners offer over 200 workshops, information sessions and events throughout the year that are FREE to all McGill Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows. Click here for a calendar.

Would you fund it? Fellowship consultation session

Date: Fall 2017

Time & Location: 20 minute sessions by appointment only, Redpath Library Building First floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

Register Online