Join us

If you’d like to join our group as a student or post-doc, feel free to shoot us an email, give us a call, or drop by the lab. We have on-going projects that might interest you and we welcome fresh ideas for new research collaborations.

We also welcome inquiries about joining our group for research visits. If you have ideas about research collaborations that could benefit from such a visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ve hosted all sorts of visitors, international and national, for week-long stays to year-long stages.

Graduate students

You can get general overviews on being a graduate student at McGill from the University and departmental websites.

More detailed info about grad life in the department can be found on the Adams Club website or by contacting some of the current grads in the group.

The EPS admission process is described in detail here.

Student and postdoctoral funding

We strongly encourage interested students and post-docs to apply for their own funding. There are a host of opportunities available, and we are more than happy to work with you to make your application to one of these programs a success.

Canadian grad applicants will want to check out the postgraduate scholarships available from NSERC.

FRQNT offers great funding opportunities for potential students and post-docs from Quebec and abroad. Details can be found here.

Exceptional graduate student applicants will want to check out the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program. Applications are processed through a multi-step procedure, with the EPS department being the first stop. Contact Kristy Thornton for more details.

Likewise, exceptional post-doctoral applicants will want to investigate the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program. This program requires a strong commitment from the proposed host institution, necessitating internal application deadlines described here.

International grad applicants may find particular opportunities sponsored by Global Affairs Canada while McGill is responsible for at least two excellent opportunities for international grad applicants: Tomlinson Fellowships and the FQRNT-sponsored Programme de Bourses d'Excellence pour Étudiants Étrangers.

If you are coming from the States, the National Science Foundation offers international post-docs through the International Research Fellowship Program.

Many other funding opportunities are described at the websites of Global Affairs Canada and McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Finally, we welcome initiatives from potential students or post-docs that involve collaborations with partners from industry. There are a host of potential funding opportunities from the NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Program
and the Industrial Innovation Scholarships Program to a range of possibilities sponsored by MITACS.