News from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

New Organization of American States Fellowships

The Organization of American States (OAS) has established a new program, starting in 1996-97, offering fellowships of up to 2 years' duration to Canadians and permanent residents, for graduate study and/or postdoctoral research in any field (with the exception of medical sciences and introductory language studies).

These fellowships, which cover living allowance, tuition, medical insurance and round-trip airfare, are tenable in any of the 33 OAS member countries including Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Peru and the West Indies.

Application forms are available from the Office of Fellowships and Awards, Room 408, Dawson Hall and must be postmarked no later than January 31, 1996. For further information contact the Office of Fellowships and Awards at 398-3995 or the International Council for Canadian Studies in Ottawa at (613) 789-7828, e-mail:

On-line Funding Information

Information on funding opportunities for graduate study and postdoctoral research, formerly found only in the Fellowships and Awards calendar, is now available on the Web under infoMcGill. On infoMcGill, select the heading "Graduate Studies and Research," then "Graduate Studies," then "Fellowships." In addition, the Office of Fellowships and Awards maintains an on-site computerized database holding some 400 additional specialized funding possibilities available to graduate students.


Friday, January 12
Nomination of Examiners forms for students expecting to graduate in spring 1996 Convocation to be returned to the Thesis Office.
Sunday, January 14
Deadline to drop 'B' and 'N' courses via MARS. After this date students will receive a grade of 'W.'
Deadline to withdraw from 'D' courses.
Wednesday, January 17
Deadline for all returning students (currently registered) and new students accepted after November 16, 1995 to pay winter term fees. Students who graduate in February 1996 should request a refund of their winter term fees after graduation.
Sunday, January 21
Deadline to add 'B' and 'N' courses via MARS.
Deadline to withdraw from 'B' and 'N' courses via MARS with fee refund, if applicable.
Sunday, February 18
Deadline to withdraw from 'B' courses via MARS with a 'W' on the student record. After this date a 'J' will appear on the record and count as a failure.
Monday, March 4
Deadline to submit Doctoral theses for spring 1996 convocation.
Monday, March 18
Deadline to submit Master's theses for spring 1996 convocation.