March 21, 2018

Spices: The right ingredient for building grad and postdoc community

Making a difference through research is the reason grad students and postdocs come to McMaster, but at those in-between moments beyond the labs, libraries and lecture halls, life happens.

And that’s where Spices comes in!

Spices is a funding program that supports cool new initiatives driven by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These projects help to build graduate and postdoctoral community by addressing a need or creating opportunities on campus or beyond.

Spices isn’t about academic research. But it is about making a difference.

Current and past initiatives focus on a variety of areas including  

  • personal and professional development
  • community outreach
  • wellness
  • creativity – art, storytelling, and videography
  • sustainability
  • networking and connectivity

What is a SPICES project?

  • Something that does not already exist – it’s an original idea that fills a need.
  • An initiative that includes team members who identify as part of the community the project aims to engage.
  • A project driven by grad students or postdocs who are passionate about their ideas and want to make a difference.
  • Something inspired by clear vision and leadership.

The deadline for Spices proposals: April 9, 9 a.m.

For more information and the online application, visit Spices.

Still wondering what a Spices project looks like? View Current Initiatives and Past Initiatives to see the interesting and impactful projects that have been funded so far.