H. Vincent Elliott Memorial Travel Award

Esablished in 2010 by Dr. Susan J. Elliott (MA’87 & PhD’92), esteemed former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor of Geography & Earth Sciences, and Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations Institute on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), in memory of her father, H. Vincent Elliott. To be granted by the School of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Program Director of “Water Without Borders” to students registered in a Master’s or PhD program to help defer travel expenses for field courses or other travel related to their graduate studies within the Water Without Borders program.


Philomathia Trillium Scholarship

Incoming international Ph.D. students will be eligible to apply for a Philomathia supported Trillium Scholarship.  The scholarship is worth CAD$40,000 per year for 4 years and will be awarded to an incoming student at McMaster University undertaking studies in water policy or water-based research.

Preference will be given to students who are also accepted into the Water Without Borders collaborative program.  The scholarship recipient will be given preference for the Philomathia Travel Scholarship in Water Policy and Research to support travel to Kenya, India and other locations identified with the Philomathia project.

Application for general McMaster Trillium scholarships requires an offer (conditional or full) to a Ph.D. program at McMaster University.  Eligible applicants with a conditional offer to join the Water Without Borders programme will be forwarded by UNU-INWEH for consideration in the competition for the Philomathia supported Trillium scholarship.