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Funding Opportunities for 2014-2015: Doctoral, Postdoctoral and Clinical Professional (New)

Doctoral Fellowship in SCSD

This award is for a student entering our doctoral program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The competition for this award is open to Canadian and International students. The award value is $25K (per year for 3 years, contingent on meeting all program requirements).

Start date: January 2014

To apply:

  • Complete the PhD application for SCSD (deadline: September 15, 2013)
  • Send a letter stating your interest in applying for the SCSD doctoral fellowship to Linda Polka, Graduate Program Director (linda [dot] polka [at] mcgill [dot] ca) ; put SCSD doctoral fellowship in the subject line.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Richard and Edith Strauss Clinical Fellowship in Communication Sciences and Disorders

We are seeking applicants for this prestigious fellowship to investigate speech and language mechanisms and disorders.

Eligibility includes:

  • Clinical credentials in speech-language pathology or audiology or a related field.
  • Ph.D. in communication sciences & disorders or a related field (completed by December 2013)
  • Any citizenship

Start date: January 2014

The award value is $35K and may be renewed for a second year. A $2500 allowance for research-related expenses (e.g. conference travel) is also included.

The postdoctoral fellow will develop and implement an independent line of research under the supervision of one or more faculty within the school, depending on focus area of the research (see Faculty page). Research area is broadly defined but we are especially interested in applicants wishing to pursue work in bilingualism, human communication neuroscience, and applied/translational research in communication disorders. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty to identify a lab(s) that match their research needs and interests prior to applying.

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research experience and interests, names of a proposed supervisor(s) and description of proposed research, names and contact information for 3 referees, and any publications, by November 15, 2013 to Linda Polka (linda [dot] polka [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Graduate Program Director; put Strauss Postdoc in the subject line.

The department is intimately connected with the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, & Music. This postdoctoral position will also provide opportunities to interact and collaborate with doctoral and postdoctoral trainees and faculty within this multidisciplinary, multi-university research centre.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in SCSD

We are seeking applicants for a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship to investigate speech and language mechanisms and disorders. Through this competition we will select an outstanding candidate to nominate for two years of funding ($70,000 per year) available on a competitive basis from the Canadian government through the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program.

Applicants must have, or expect to have, a Ph.D. in communication sciences & disorders or a related field (e.g. psychology, linguistics, neuroscience) by December 2013. Applicants can be either Canadian or foreign citizens. Start date: between April and September 2014.

The postdoctoral fellow will develop and implement an independent line of research under the supervision of one or more faculty within the School, depending on focus area of the research (see Faculty page). The research area is broadly defined but we are especially interested in applicants wishing to pursue work in bilingualism, human communication neuroscience, and applied/translational research in communication disorders. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty to identify a lab(s) that match their research needs and interests prior to applying.

The School is intimately connected with the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, & Music. This postdoctoral position will also provide opportunities to interact and collaborate with doctoral and postdoctoral trainees and faculty within this multidisciplinary, multi-university research centre.

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research experience and interests, names of a proposed supervisor(s), names and contact information for 3 referees, and any publications, by September 15, 2013 to Linda Polka (linda [dot] polka [at] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship) ), Graduate Program Director (subject: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship).


NEW - Research Opportunity for Clinical Professionals: The Richard and Edith Strauss Clinical Fellowship in Communication Sciences and Disorders

McGill School of Communication Sciences & Disorders is seeking applicants for a prestigious fellowship to investigate speech and language mechanisms and disorders.

Eligibility includes:

  • Clinical credentials in speech-language pathology or audiology or a related field
  • Any citizenship
  • Commitment to a engage in research activities (3 days per week)

Start date: January 2014

The award value is $35K and may be renewed for a second year. A $2500 allowance for research-related expenses (e.g. conference travel) is also included.

The clinical professional will develop and implement a research project in collaboration with one or more faculty within the school (see Faculty page). This is an opportunity to pursue research activities that lead to advances in clinical practice or training or provide new findings that can form the basis for a grant proposal to launch an ongoing clinical research project.

Applicants are encouraged to work with SCSD faculty in developing a brief (2 page) proposal that includes the following:

  • Relevant background
  • Specific aims, i.e. research question or hypothesis
  • Brief description of methodology
  • Comment on feasibility of the project - including possible difficulties
  • Expected outcomes (wrt knowledge gained and/or training involved)
  • SCSD faculty who will be involved
  • Comments on the specific roles of the applicant and any SCSD faculty who will be involved

To apply, please submit a CV and along with your project proposal, and the names and contact information for 2 referees by November 15, 2013 to Linda Polka (linda [dot] polka [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Graduate Program Director; put Strauss Clinical fellowship in the subject line.

The department is intimately connected with the Centre for Research on Brain, Language, & Music. This position will also provide opportunities to interact and collaborate with doctoral and postdoctoral trainees and faculty within this multidisciplinary, multi-university research centre.

Other funding opportunities for research students - M.Sc., Ph.D., and Postdoctoral - see the Office of Fellowships and Awards website.