Research Affiliates


Postdoctoral researchers, Summer Seminar participants, project alumni, and other colleagues may apply for Research Affiliate status. Research Affiliates should have a demonstrable intellectual interest in the work of the project and an intention to collaborate in some form with core team members.  This may include, but is not limited to, participation in project events, co-publication, etc.

Research Affiliates will be granted access to password-protected areas of the project website and may participate in project-sponsored activities where is it geographically feasible. Affiliates will not be eligible for financial support through the Collaboration Fund or RTD Fund, but Co-Investigators may choose to use their research funds to support the research activity of their postdoctoral Research Affiliates. Research Affiliates who have secured a publisher for a monograph connected to the work of the project may apply for financial support for permissions fees and/or publication subvention.

Research Affiliate status will be reviewed annually and is contingent on evidence of continued, active participation in project activity and on the continued relevance of the project to the affiliate’s own research programs.  Affiliates will also be required to submit reports on project-related activity each spring.

To apply for Research Affiliate status: Send the following materials to conversion.iplai@mcgill.ca.

-A letter of application. The letter should outline past contributions to the project and plans for future involvement.

-A short biographical statement  for the website

-A profile photo  for the website. The photo should be of reasonable quality, and should not show any more that the nominee’s head and upper body. Blurry and/or unprofessional photos are unacceptable. (Profile photos are not necessary for applicant’s who already have a profile on the Conversions site).

-Applicants should also make arrangements for a faculty team member to send a brief letter of endorsement directly to conversion.iplai@mcgill.ca. The letter of endorsement is not mandatory for applicants who already have a profile on the Conversions site.

Applications will be reviewed quarterly by the project Management Committee. The annual application deadlines are 1 November, 1 February, 1 May, and 1 August. (Where a deadline falls on a weekend, nominations will be accepted the following Monday.)

To apply for financial support for permissions fees and/or publication subvention: Send a letter of application to the Conversions Management Committee (conversion.iplai@mcgill.ca). The letter should outline the content of the monograph, with particular emphasis on relevance to the Conversions project. It should be sent along with a prospectus and a letter from a publisher to verify plans for publication. All documents should be sent as .pdf attachments. (Please do not paste details into the body of the email message.) Applications will be reviewed quarterly by the project Management Committee. The annual application deadlines are 1 November, 1 February, 1 May, and 1 August. (Where a deadline falls on a weekend, nominations will be accepted the following Monday.)