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HBHL-SKILLSETS presents...


When: Tuesday, January 22 from 6-7:30pm

Where: deGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute

Where do you find little-known (and low-competition) scholarships? How do you approach companies to fund your research? This seminar will focus on alternative funding sources for graduate students in neuroscience and related disciplines.

Other topics will include: traditional funding sources (federal, provincial, and internal), how to choose which scholarships to apply for (e.g., stacking, quotas, estimating expected value), common pitfalls (e.g., internal/external deadlines, departmental nomination, where not to look for scholarships), and overcoming common excuses (low GPA, no publications, not enough time). The seminar will feature stories of McGill graduate students who obtained substantial funding through traditional and alternative sources.

The seminar will be led by Jay Olson, M.Sc., a PhD candidate in Psychiatry at McGill. He has been offered over 25 grants, scholarships, and financial awards during his graduate studies, from Mitacs, SSHRC, NSERC, FRQSC, IRRST, SCEH, and other unpronounceable acronyms.


Refreshments will be provided. Please note that the seminar will focus mainly on funding sources for Master's and PhD students, however postdoctoral fellows as well as undergraduates interested in graduate school are also welcome to attend.

Please register using the form below. 

We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet.