News for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Research Grants Office (RGO)

Annual Grantsmanship Meetings
The Research Grants Office is organizing three meetings on grantsmanship, set up according to disciplines. These meetings are aimed at providing assistance to enhance the quality of applications and to increase their number to major granting agencies in all disciplines; hence to improve McGill's performance and success rate as competition increases for external funding. Each of these meetings will have a panel, consisting of McGill faculty serving on grant committees of funding agencies as well as successful applicants, who will share their expertise with their colleagues.

Particular emphasis will be placed on i) how to plan and write a grant application in order to optimize its chances of getting funded, and ii) the mechanism by which grants are channelled through the peer review process and the workings of the peer review committees.

Date: Thursday, 30 May, 1996
Place: Room 151, Bronfman Building
Time: 9:30 am to 12 pm
Panel Members: G.G. Brown (Biology), Keith Franklin (Psychology), John Harrod (Chemistry), Michael Paidoussis (Mechanical Engineering), Nigel Roulet (Geography), Louis Taillefer (Physics), Chair: B. Robaire (Assoc. Vice-Principal Research)

Date: Wednesday, 5 June, 1996
Place: Room 219, Leacock Building
Time: 9:30 am to 12 pm
Panel Members: Don Donderi (Psychology), Janet Donin (Education), Jan Jorgensen (Management), Céline Mercier (Douglas Hospital), Sherry Olson (Geography), Lydia White (Linguistics), Chair: B. Robaire (Assoc. Vice-Principal Research)

Date: Thursday, 6 June, 1996
Place: Martin Theatre, 5th Floor, McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg.
Time: 1:30 to 4 pm
Panel Members: Gerald Batist (Jewish General Hospital), Barbara Hales (Pharmacology), K. Krnjevic (Anesthesia), Mark Featherstone (Oncology), R. Quirion (Douglas Hospital), Alvin Shrier (Physiology), Chair: B. Robaire (Assoc. Vice-Principal Research)


Statistics on McGill's performance in the major grants competitions will be distributed at the grantsmanship meetings. These statistics can be obtained from RGO by contacting Rosemary Greco at 5182 or

INTERNAL GRANT: Extra Competition in Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Research Grants Subcommittee will hold an extra competition for members of the social science research community. The competition will be open only to faculty members who have no research funding and to graduate students. Graduate student applications for travel awards will not be considered.

The deadline for submission is Friday, June 14, 1996. Decisions will be announced sometime in July. Contact Janie Kwan, Internal Grants Coordinator at RGO (3790 or for a copy of the most current application form.

Upcoming Deadlines

June 1
NSERC/National Research Council (NRC) - Partnerships Program
NSERC - University-Industry Synergy "R&D Partnerships Awards"

June 14
McGill University - Social Sciences Research Grants Subcommittee (Internal Grants)

June 15
Canadian Studies Grant Program 1996/97- Institutional Awards: Canadian Studies Program Enhancement; Canadian Studies Conference Grant Program; Canadian Studies Matching Grant Program
McGill University - Faculty Travel Grant Program (Internal Grants)
NSERC/Department of National Defence (DND) - Research Partnership Program

June 30
Canada Council - Killam Research Fellowships (RGO Deadline - June 10)

July 1
NSERC - E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships

July 17
U.S. Army - 1996 Breast Cancer Research Program