Richard H. Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships 2017-2018, McGill University, Canada

Publish Date: May 22, 2017

Deadline: Jun 16, 2017

The Tomlinson Fellowships are recruitment fellowships for Doctoral research in any discipline.

The Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship was established in 2000 through a very generous gift from Dr. Richard H. Tomlinson (Ph.D. 1948) - $35,000, renewable twice. 


All Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships are for recruiting NEW graduate students to McGill. Students currently enrolled at McGill, or whose latest degree was completed or in progress at McGill, are therefore ineligible. Former McGill students who later completed a graduate degree elsewhere may apply. Visiting students at McGill, who are completing the requirements for a degree from another university, may apply.

First Class Applicants: Only applicants with a 1st class academic record (A- or better overall grade or ≥ 3.70/4.00) will be considered.

Please Note: Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships are adjudicated by the Faculty of Medicine Research and Graduate Studies Office.

Application/Departmental Review/Nomination Procedures

Applicants must submit their application and supporting documents to the Department/Unit/School where they intend to study.

Departments will perform a pre-selection of doctoral applicants and will submit, at most, 3 nominations to the Faculty of Medicine Research and Graduate Studies Office, along with all supporting documents to the Faculty of Medicine Research and Graduate Studies Office.  Deadline for departments to submit their nominations is June 16th, 2017.

Check List for Nomination

  • Nomination Form (one for each applicant to be nominated)
  • Ph.D. Student Application Form plus the following attachments
  • Publication List – section 4
    • Detailed Project Description – section 7 (one page maximum)
    • Applicant’s Statement – section 8 (one page maximum)
    • Two Referee Reports – section 10
  • Report – form page with addresses and Part A completed
  • Referee Letter – Part B (on letterhead)
    • Proposed Supervisor’s Statement – section 11
  • All Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts – official transcripts or certified copies
  • GPA Calculation Spreadsheet
  • A copy of the decision form or letter showing acceptance for admission

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation CriteriaWeightings %
Academic Excellence 35
Research ability or potential 40
Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities 5
Quality of the chosen research environments 20

Once received at the Faculty of Medicine, Research and Graduate Studies Office, applications will be screened for completeness and forwarded to a central committee for final review and ranking.

Award Overview

Program Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships
Value The Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship will be $35,000, renewable annually based on satisfactory progress, to a maximum tenure of 3 years.
How to Apply A student is nominated by their academic unit and the fellowship is awarded by individual faculties.
Notes GPS does not administer a central university competition for this fellowship. Tomlinson Fellowships will be allocated to Faculties to administer at their discretion.
Eligibility The Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships are for new students accepted into a doctoral degree at any academic unit at McGill University.

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