Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships for International Students at McGill University, Canada

Fellowship in Different Fields
  • Canada, Canada
  • Apply Before : May 22, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 207431
  • Degree PH.D
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applications are now open for the Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships 2024 at McGill University, Canada. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) awards these fellowships annually to recruit outstanding students into Doctoral degree programs. It is GPS’s most prestigious internal award, and the Tomlinson Scholars usually go on to win other prestigious awards like Vaniers or CGSDs.

Established in 2000, this generous gift from Dr. Richard H. Tomlinson is up to $35,000 per year, renewable twice. Incoming students accepted into a doctoral degree program at McGill University in Winter 2024, Summer 2024, or Fall 2024 are welcome to apply for this opportunity.

Brief Details

  • Organizer: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS)
  • Host University: McGill University
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Funding Type: Partially-Funded
  • Eligible Country: All
  • Deadline to Submit Application to Unit: Confirm with Unit
  • Deadline for Units to Submit to GPS: 22 May 2024
  • Results Announced: July 2024

Benefits of Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships

Joining Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships, contestants will benefit from the following:

What are the Eligibility Criteria?

Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Applicants should be incoming students accepted into a doctoral degree program at McGill University in Winter 2024, Summer 2024, or Fall 2024.
  • Currently enrolled students at McGill, those who completed the latest degree or completed at McGill University are ineligible.
  • Previous McGill students who later completed a graduate degree in any other university are eligible to apply for this opportunity.
  • Visiting students at McGill from other universities completing the requirements for a degree may apply.
  • Applicants should prove a first-class GPA of 3.7 or 3.5 in Law degree in the last two years of full-time study at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Only applicants with a first-class academic record can apply.

Evaluation Process

The Judges will evaluate and score candidates against the following criteria for Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships:

  • Academic Excellence: 20%
  • Potential or Research Ability according to the personal statement (20%)
  • Research Project (20%)
  • Reference Letters (20%)
  • Nomination Letter from Department (10%)
  • Quality of the Chosen Environments (10%)

How to Apply for Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships?

To apply for this Fellowship, candidates should submit their application package to the department or academic unit where they intend to study. Please contact the department for more information and an internal deadline earlier than the GPS deadline.


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Required Materials for the Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships

The application package should consist of the following documents:

  • The Application Form
  • All official transcripts or certified copies from graduate and undergraduate degrees
  • Two letters of reference from two external referees commenting on the applicant’s academic or research accomplishments and potential; Referees should send the letters directly to the academic unit or department.
  • Proposed supervisor’s statement remarking on:
    • How does the proposed project of the candidate integrate with the supervisor’s research program;
    • What is the available source(s) of funding for the research program;
    • Explaining available resources like space, facilities, equipment, and access to required expertise.

Important Notes:

  • Candidates should already have an admissions letter and a funding letter.
  • If selected, the intended department will submit the applicant’s application package and all required documents to GPS on their behalf. Candidates should not submit the application documents directly to GPS.
  • Nomination process information for Faculty and Staff is available on the Faculty and Staff website.



Please visit McGill University’s official website for detailed information about the Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships.


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