Travel Fellowships & Awards

The following page lists a number of travel fellowships and awards that are either administered directly by faculties at McGill University or by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Funding. For details on the application process for those travel fellowships adminstered by GPS, please visit our webpage

 

Delta Upsilon Memorial Scholarship

Founded by the McGill Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity in memory of its members who gave their lives in the Boer War, the Great War of 1914-18, and the Second War of 1939-45.

Eligibility Open to students who have received an undergraduate degree from McGill University in any faculty and tenable for graduate study at any recognized university. The necessary CGPA is 3.7 or above.
Value Varies (average of $5,000, however an award of lesser value may be made in certain cases)
Deadline February 1: Departmental nomination to GPS Funding
Application Students who completed an undergraduate degree at McGill and apply are considered for the Delta Upsilon scholarship. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Convocation Prizes

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch dienst (DAAD) – German Academic Exchange Fellowships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships to highly qualified students for graduate study and/or research at universities or institutes in Germany.

Eligibility McGill students may be eligible to apply for DAAD fellowships under two distinct programs: McGill/DAAD and Bourses Québec-Allemagne, run by MELS. DAAD Fellowships (Annual Grants) are open to graduating seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates under 33 years of age, enrolled fulltime at time of application. Applicants must have a well-defined research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. They must also have adequate knowledge of the German language to carry out their proposed research.
Value Depending on the award holder's academic level, the DAAD will pay a monthly award of 715 Euros (graduates holding a first degree), 795 Euros (Doctoral candidates) or 975 Euros (Doctoral candidates with at least two years academic work experience), plus travel and luggage costs and a health insurance allowance.
Application Information at Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) at www.daad.org, or from the Programme de bourses des gouvernements étrangers at http://www4.gouv.qc.ca/FR/Portail/Citoyens/Evenements/quebecois-hors-que.... Please note that only one application should be submitted.

Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Awards (GREAT Awards)

Established in 2009 by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, using funds granted by the Provost, NSERC, SSHRC, royalties, and generous donations through the Alma Mater fund and endowed funds to support research travel and dissemination of research, including, but not limited to: conference presentations (and equivalent dissemination activities in research-creation disciplines, such as Music); field research; archival research; collaborative research outside the university.

Eligibility All graduate students registered full-time in Research Master’s programs, or in Doctoral programs not in time limitation
Value Varies
Application Students should verify with their Faculty in order to know if there are any procedures that must be followed or if the GREAT Awards are being used to complement a Faculty’s existing Travel Award Funds.

John Williamson Frederick Peacock Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Flight Lieutenant John Williamson Frederick Peacock, a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, who was killed in action over Normandy in 1944.

Eligibility Open to students who have received an undergraduate degree from McGill University in any faculty and tenable for graduate study at any recognized university. The necessary CGPA is 3.5 or above.
Value Varies (average of $5,000, however an award of lesser value may be made in certain cases)
Deadline February 1: Departmental nomination to GPS Funding
Application Students who completed an undergraduate degree at McGill and apply are considered for the Delta Upsilon scholarship. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Convocation Prizes

Mackenzie King Open and Travelling Scholarships

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in graduate study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One open Scholarship is awarded annually.
The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral), in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics). Four Travelling Scholarships of $10,500 have lately been awarded annually, but the number and value of scholarships are subject to change.

Eligibility Offered to a graduate of any Canadian university to engage in postgraduate studies in the U.S. or U.K. in international or industrial relations (including international or industrial aspects of law, history, politics, and economics). Applicants should be persons of unusual worth and promise. Awards are based on academic achievement, personal qualities and demonstrated aptitudes, as well as proposed program of study. McGill only considers undergraduate applicants with First Class Honours Standing (CGPA of 3.7 or higher) and graduate applicants with cumulative “straight A” records. Applicants to McGill who have graduated with a McGill undergraduate degree will automatically be considered for the Delta Upsilon and Peacock Memorial scholarships.
Value

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship $8500 (value is subject to change)

The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship: Four scholarships of $10,500.00 nationwide (value is subject to change)

Deadline February 1 to applicant's home university. Verify McGill's deadline with the GPS Funding Section.
Application

Application is made through the “home” university, i.e., the Canadian university from which the applicant has or will receive the most recent degree. For further information and application forms, consult the agency website: www.mkingscholarships.ca.

To verify the application process and other procedural details, consult the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) website


Moyse Travelling Scholarships

Founded by the late Right Honourable Lord Atholstan, to commemorate the “splendid services of Dr. Charles E. Moyse, for forty-two years Professor of English, during sixteen of which he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Vice Principal of the University”.

Eligibility Two one-year scholarships are awarded. One scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Arts and the other by the Faculty of Science. In the absence of applicants of sufficient merit in either of the faculties, applicants from final years in other undergraduate faculties, or from graduate students may be considered. Holders must devote the year of tenure to advanced study, preferably in a British or European university, but not to the exclusion of other institutions approved by the Faculty of Arts or of Science. Applicants must be available for interviews April 30 - May 4.
Value $11,000 in Arts; approximately $8,000 in Science
Deadline April 1 at Office of the Dean of Arts or Dean of Science
Application For Arts, see www.mcgill.ca/arts/awardsgrants ; for Science, see www.mcgill.ca/science/student/moyse. Further information on application procedures and forms are available from the Offices of the Deans of Arts and Science (see the Student Affairs Office at: Dawson Hall, Room 110, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0G5; telephone: 514-398-4210; fax: 514-398-7185).

Philip F. Vineberg Travelling Fellowship in the Humanities

Established in 1988 by his family in memory of Philip F. Vineberg, O.C., QC, B.A., M.A., B.C.L., LL.D., former student, Professor and Emeritus Governor at McGill University, for a student graduating in a McGill degree program in arts, education, law, library science, music, religious studies or social work, toward one year of further studies in such disciplines at another university. Awarded to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of intelligence as demonstrated by academic record and creative thinking; breadth of interest, perspective and tolerance as demonstrated by cross cultural interests, desire to travel and record of service to others; excellence as demonstrated by a record of disciplined achievement and the promise of more to come.

Eligibility The award will normally be made to a student in the final year of his or her undergraduate degree going into graduate studies in the next academic year, but exceptionally in cases of students completing graduate degrees and leaving McGill for further graduate or postgraduate studies elsewhere in the next academic year. Applicants who are offered substantial fellowship support from other external agencies may be prohibited from taking up the award.
Value Maximum $14,500
Deadline February 1
Application Forms and information are available from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) website

Thomas Shearer Stewart Travelling Fellowship

Eligibility The fellowship was established in 1967 by the family of the late Thomas Shearer Stewart, QC, a graduate of the Faculty of Law class of 1908 and is granted to a recent graduate of the Faculty of Law designated by the Dean of the Faculty. Preference is given to a graduate who is a Canadian citizen intending to reside in Canada upon completion of studies.
Value $12,000, awarded at the discretion of the Faculty of Law
Deadline Early April
Application Further information is available from the Student Affairs Office, Faculty of Law.

Disclaimer

This page contains official and unofficial McGill fellowships and awards. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information on this page. Fellowship and award terms are updated upon official notification by the Committee on Enrolment and Student Affairs (CESA). Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions, but would appreciate being informed of these, for immediate correction or addition via graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca