Application Details

Recruitment is now closed


In order to be eligible, applicants must be enrolled as McGill PhD or Masters students for the 2019-2020 academic year, and able to attend meetings twice per month from September to April. The program supports students whose current or proposed dissertation topics or masters programs are interdisciplinary and connected to understanding how social conditions impact population health and welfare. Law students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree are also eligible, provided their academic focus is in line with the program objectives. Note that priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received funding from this program.


Email the following documents as .doc, .docx or .pdf files to the Student Affairs Administrator (studentadmin.ihsp [at], and include "GAP 2019-2020" in the subject line:

1. Cover letter describing

  • how this program will enhance your current research
  • why you want to be involved in an interdisciplinary institute, and how you would balance the program responsibilities with your other commitments
  • how you hope to engage in the life of the IHSP (e.g. attending IHSP events, using office space, etc.)
  • any other funding you received for the 2018-2019 academic year or expect to receive for the 2019-2020 academic year.* 

2. Current CV that includes your contact information

3. Transcript(s) for at least the last 10 courses you have taken (unofficial or official)

4. Two letters of recommendation (academic and/or employment) are also required, and must be emailed directly from the referees to studentadmin.ihsp [at] Please ask your referees to include "GAP 2019-2020" in the subject line

Please ensure that all application materials are submitted electronically via email by the deadline. Any documents sent by applicants in file formats other than Word or PDF may not be considered.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Application documents can be in either French or English. Please note that the majority of the activities at the IHSP will take place in English. 

* Note that this award may impact any funding packages offered by your home department. For example offer letters for many McGill departments include statements like the following: "Should you receive funding from another source, internally or externally, your funding package may be reduced in the interest of distributing financial support as broadly as possible to our student community."

The Institute for Health and Social Policy is committed to equity and diversity in recruitment. We highly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, people of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and those who are the first generation of their family to attend post-secondary studies.  Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like this to be considered for equity recruitment.


Application packages will be reviewed the Student Affairs Administrator and IHSP Faculty. Applications will be evaluated for clarity, consistency with the program mandate, and institutional capacity to support fellows’ academic work.

The IHSP will communicate its decisions by the end of May 2019.

For inquiries regarding the Fellowship program, please contact the Student Affairs Administrator by studentadmin.ihsp [at] (Email).