Student funding and office space


Students are encouraged to consider multiple forms of funding: internal and external sources including 1) provincial (Fonds de Recherche du Québec FRQ) and 2) federal (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)) grant agencies and 3) graduate research or teaching assistantships. Graduate and postdoctoral studies manages all internal and many external graduate student award competitions.

For students working with data from Statistics Canada and/or the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the Québec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS/CIQSS) provides a number of scholarships:

  1. Entrance scholarships (MA $1000; PhD $2000) Register
  2. Student research production (a publication or presentation based on their QICSS project) $300-$2000 (depending on media type) Register
  3. Complementary grant (MA students - for one semester of intensive data analysis) $2000 Register

See here for a full description of and criteria for the three different categories of scholarships.

Office Space

Graduate student office space is available in the Social Statistics Lab (room 304), conveniently located beside the McGill branch of the QICSS lab in Peterson Hall.  Ideal for research assistants and students doing quantitative research on social scientific topics, the lab boasts a stimulating and positive research environment, where students from a variety of disciplines, at various stages of graduate training, are invited to collaborate and facilitate each others' research and academic progress. The lab consists of several desks that include networked computers equipped with all major statistical software for the social sciences (Stata, SPSS, R, StatTransfer etc.) and printing. Students are typically sponsored by faculty members or by their department: one semester: $250; Sept-Aug: $500. Please inquire genevieve.brunet-gauthier [at] (here) for more details or reservations.