Media @ McGill

Media@McGill Arts Graduate Research Fellowship (*NEW CRITERIA)


Media@McGill offers a research fellowship, on a competitive basis, to PhD 4, 5 or 6 students, registered in a department within the Faculty of Arts, conducting media-related research. Students registered in a program within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies are also eligible. To see the list of students awarded fellowships, click here.

Goal: To support graduate-student work on projects relating to the media, as defined in Media@McGill's mission statement.

Eligibility: PhD 4, 5 or 6 students are eligible (normally, students who are in their 3rd, 4th and 5th years in the program, during the academic year corresponding to the awarded fellowship, i.e. 2015-2016). Students must have passed their comprehensive examinations at the time of application. Preference may be given to students who do not hold major fellowships from other sources. A student may be awarded only one Arts Graduate Research Fellowship.

Award: $10,000 paid out in two installments of $5,000 – once at the beginning of the upcoming fall term and once at the beginning of the subsequent winter term.

Application materials: 1. A 500-word proposal outlining the research work to be undertaken during the period of the award. Proposal should state the research problem, discuss how the problem will be investigated, and show how it fits into the applicant’s overall plan of study. 2. A completed dissertation chapter or a substantial research proposal (7,000 words or more). 3. A short letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor that discusses his or her progress to degree. 4. A summary of how the project fits in with Media@McGill’s mission statement. 5. An up-to-date curriculum vitae. Applicants should inform M@M of any other fellowships, amounts and year(s) of final payment. 6. An official McGill University transcript.

Condition of Award: Successful applicants must agree to have their research proposal posted on the Media@McGill website and to acknowledge the support of Media@McGill in material produced with the aid of these funds. Within a year of the award date the student must submit a 500-word (or longer) report on the project that will replace the research proposal on the website.

Deadline: 26 March 2015

To apply: Please send your completed dossier by email sent in a single pdf  (with the exception of the supervisor’s letter, which should be sent directly) to Sophie Toupin, Project Administrator, Media@McGill, by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the following email address:

Applicants will be informed of decisions approximately one month after the deadline.

For additional information, please contact or call (514) 398-8364.