Richard H. Tomlinson (PhD '48, McGill University) enjoyed a career in Chemistry that won him national recognition as a university teacher and success as an inventor and entrepreneur. In the year 2000, he created an exceptional series of recruitment student awards with the aim of giving the finest young minds the opportunity to study at McGill University.
Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships
Established in 2000 through a very generous gift from Dr. Richard H. Tomlinson, these fellowships are awarded annually by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to recruit outstanding students into Doctoral degree programs.
Value & Duration: Up to $35,000 per year. Renewable twice.
- Application Process and Required Documents
- Academic Unit Nomination Process and Required Documents
- Evaluation Criteria
- The Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships are for incoming students accepted into a doctoral degree at McGill University* with a start date of Fall2018. Students currently enrolled at McGill, or whose latest degree was completed or in progress at McGill, are ineligible. Former McGill students who later completed a graduate degree elsewhere may apply. Visiting students at McGill, who are completing the requirements for a degree from another university, may apply.
- Only applicants with a 1st class academic record. McGill considers a first-class GPA to be 3.7 (or 3.5 in Law) in each of the last two (2) years of full-time study at the undergraduate and post-graduate level.
Application Process and Required Documents
Applicants must submit their application and supporting documents to the academic unit where they intend to study.
Your application package must include:
- Application Form
- Two Reference Letters
- Provide letters from two external referees commenting on the applicant's academic/research accomplishments and potential.
- Proposed Supervisor's Statement
- Must include comments on how the applicant's proposed project integrates with the supervisor's research program.
- Must indicate the source(s) of funding available for the research program.
- Must address available resources, such as space, facilities, equipment, and access to required expertise.
- All official transcripts from university level studies (graduate and undergraduate)
- Official transcripts or certified copies
- Must include McGill GPA conversion
Academic Unit Nomination Process and Required Documents
Academic unit may submit a maximum of 1 nomination. Your nomination package must include:
- Tomlinson Nomination Form 2018-19
- including a brief endorsement of the candidate for the award and of the proposed supervisor and research group for the proposed project (provided by the GPD or Chair).
- Candidate's Application package (in the order presented in "Application Process and Required Documents" section)
- A copy of the decision form or letter showing acceptance for admission from uApply
Academic Unit must submit a single pdf file containing all documents listed above in order via email to GPS (gradcomp.gps [at] mcgill.ca)
|Evaluation Criteria||Weightings (%)|
|Research Ability or Potential||40|
|Communication, Interpersonal and Leadership Abilities||5|
|Quality of the Chosen Research Environment||20|
|Deadline for candidates to submit to unit||May 10th, 2018 (confirm with unit)|
|Deadline for units to submit to GPS||May 17th, 2018|
|Results Announcement||July 2018|
Note: Tomlinson Scholars who accept a fellowship from an agency external to McGill (federal or provincial) will be entitled to one-half the full value of the Tomlinson Fellowship up to a maximum of $50,000 total, per year.
"The Tomlinson Talks" is a multidisciplinary lecture series featuring presentations by graduate and postdoctoral award holders. The inaugural event of this series was held in November 2002.
Dr. Richard H. Tomlinson's exceptional series of graduate student awards give the finest young minds the opportunity to study at McGill University. On behalf the Tomlinson Scholars, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies thanks him for ongoing generous support.
Learn more about this extraordinary man
To learn more about this extraordinary man and the impact of his very important contribution to his alma mater, please read the following articles:
- "60-million dollar man," McGill Reporter, May 25, 2000.
- "So who is this guy?" McGill Reporter, May 25, 2000.
- "McGill news makers 2000," McGill Reporter, January 11, 2001.
- "The Tomlinson Project in University Level Science Education," Faculty of Science website.