Media @ McGill

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


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

Media@McGill offers every year one research fellowship, on a competitive basis, to a PhD 4, 5 or 6 student registered in a department within the McGill 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 in previous competitions, click here.

Goal: To support graduate-student work on research related to 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 or 5th year in the program when applying). 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. The 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 with Media@McGill’s mission statement. 5. An up-to-date curriculum vitae (the CV must include all past, ongoing and upcoming grants and fellowships, amounts and year(s) of final payment). 6. An official McGill University transcript.

Condition of Award: The successful applicant must agree to have his or her research proposal posted on the Media@McGill website and acknowledge the support of Media@McGill in material produced with the aid of the fellowship. Within a year of the award date, the student must submit a 500-word (or longer) report on the project. The report will replace the research proposal posted on the website.

Deadline: 24 March 2016

To apply: Please send your completed dossier by email 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 24, 2016 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.