Awarding of the scholarships
The applications will be evaluated and ranked according to merit by the evaluation committees. Scholarships will be awarded based on available funds. The FRQSC reserved the right to adjust the offer based on the directions set out by the board of directors.
Announcement of the results
The board of directors of the FRQSC will announce its decision electronically in late April, advising applicants directly via their e-files. Each applicant will be informed of his/her ranking and may print his/her announcement letter.
It is strictly prohibited to contact committee members, who must abide by confidentiality rules.
The decisions of the board of directors of the FRQSC are final and without appeal. There is no review process.
The applicant must accept or refuse the scholarship in the ten (10) business days following the receipt of the offer by filling out the e-form in his/her scholarship holder's file. Should an applicant fail to accept the award before the deadline, the Fonds will consider that he/she has refused it.
The scholarship period must begin between May 1st, 2016, and January 15th, 2017. Barring exceptional circumstances, the scholarship cannot be transferred from one year to the next. For applicants whose study program is already underway, the scholarship period will begin in May 2016.
The scholarship is not retroactive. Any sessions carried out prior to summer 2015 will not be funded.
Except in special cases pertaining to part-time studies set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide, the scholarship holder must be registered as a full-time student in the doctoral program for which the scholarship was awarded.
The scholarship is granted for the entire eligibility period, conditional upon the presentation of satisfactory progress reports.
Applicants who seek to change program, project or place of tenure must first request an authorization from the Fonds in writing. The Fonds will then verify whether the requested change impacts the result of the applicant's evaluation.
Value of the scholarship
The maximum annual value of the doctoral research scholarship for international students is $20 000. During the eligibility period (nine sessions or 36 months), the scholarship holder may receive up to nine payments totalling $60 000. Each payment of up to $6 667 covers a period of four months or one session.
Place of tenure
Scholarship holders must attend the Québec University at which they were preselected and carry out studies or research activities in Québec.
Cumulation is prohibited with:
Awards granted by government departments and agencies and the funding agencies of the Canadian and Québec governments.
Cumulation is allowed with:
Awards granted by the private sector, the scholarship holder's home country and universities.
Except in special cases pertaining to paid work set out in the Scholarship Holder's Guide, the scholarship holder may accept employment that does not exceed the maximum hours per session allowed by its institution, provided that his/her research supervisor does not object and that the employment does not interfere with the research activities.
The salary that the scholarship holder receives exclusively for his/her research project is considered to be a scholarship that may be held concurrently with a doctoral research scholarship for international students.