Master's Research Scholarships (B1)

Scholarships for re-entering the Research Community / Master's (A2M)


Summary

Competition year :

2019-2020

 

Deadline (application) :

October 10th, 2018, 4 PM

 

Amount :

$17,500 per year

 

Duration :

6 sessions maximum

 

Announcement of results :

End of April 2019

 

Contact us
Master's level: boursesm.sc@frq.gouv.qc.ca
Doctoral level: boursesd.sc@frq.gouv.qc.ca

 

These guidelines refer to the Common General Rules  (CGR), which are applicable to all programs of the FRQSC. Only specific conditions applicable to the Master's and Doctoral Research Scholarships programs are indicated in this document and prevail over the CGR. Updates to contact information must be made directly under "My Profile" in the FRQnet E-portfolio.
 

ANY APPLICATION THAT IS INCOMPLETE ON THE COMPETITION CLOSING DATE WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE BY THE FONDS.

Version approved on June 29, 2018 subject to the approval of the Ministre de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation.

 


1.

OBJECTIVES


These scholarship programs have the following objectives:

  • Stimulate student interest in social sciences and humanities, arts and literature research;
  • Support research excellence by providing the best applicants with financial assistance to undertake or pursue a master's or doctoral research program in social sciences, humanities, arts and literature fields.

In keeping with its Knowledge mobilization strategy,  the Fonds encourage students to conduct and take part in knowledge mobilization activities (transfer, sharing, valorization, promotion and dissemination) in practice settings and with the general public, whenever relevant.


2.

TARGET GROUP

 

Master's (B1) and doctoral (B2) research scholarships

Intended for applicants who wish to undertake or pursue a master's or doctoral program in a discipline related to the social sciences, humanities, arts and literature.

Scholarships for re-entering the research community (A2M and A2D)

Intended for applicants who wish to re-enter the research community by carrying out graduate studies at the master's or doctoral level in a discipline related to the social sciences, humanities, arts and literature and who, at the competition closing date:

  • have not been enrolled in a graduate study program for at least five years;
  • have not received any university credits for at least five years.

3.

ELIGIBILITY

 

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements set out below on the application deadline of October 10, 2018, at 4 p.m. for master's scholarships or October 17, 2018, 4 p.m., for doctoral scholarships.

3.1 Citizenship and domicile

The following table presents required citizenship and residence conditions and supporting documents as well as place of tenure:

Citizenship and domicile

Proof to be provided at the time of application

Place of tenure


Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27)

AND

residing in Québec within the meaning of the Québec health Insurance Act (CQLR, c. A-29)
 

RAMQ card or proof of eligibility for RAMQ

Québec and outside Québec

Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27)

AND

residing in a Canadian province other than Québec

Proof that the applicant has been living in Québec on a regular and daily basis for at least six months of the seven months prior to the competition closing date

AND

has been admitted to or is enrolled in a Québec university, or has applied for admission to a Québec university

Québec

Neither a Canadian citizen nor permanent resident

Proof that the applicant has been living in Québec (with the appropriate visas and authorizations) on a regular and daily basis for at least six months of the seven months prior to the competition closing date

AND

has been admitted to or is enrolled in a Québec university, or has applied for admission to a Québec university

Québec


3.2 Required minimum grade point average – master's scholarship (B1)

For a master's scholarship, applicants must have obtained a grade point average of A- or the equivalent in their undergraduate studies. Consult the required minimum grade point average equivalents table.

Exception for students applying from an LL.B program:

  • Applicants must have completed their studies with a GPA of 3.55*.For Université de Montréal and McGill University graduates, the required minimum GPA is 3.4

 

Applicants whose GPA is below the required minimum GPA are ineligible.

When several transcripts are provided, the FRQSC can, on request, calculate a grade average for those undergraduate studies on which the applicant's eligibility for the program was based.

Any grades obtained for degrees that are unrelated to the program of study for which the scholarship is being sought will not be taken into account in calculating the GPA.

3.3 Eligibility restrictions

  • The scholarship may not be used for preparatory studies.
  • Professional master's and doctoral programs are not eligible. To be considered a research program, a master's program must have at least 18 credits (or 40% of program credits) dedicated to research training and lead to the writing of a thesis (an essay is not accepted). A doctoral program must have at least 36 credits dedicated to research training and lead to the writing of a doctoral thesis.

To verify psychology program eligibility, consult the document Admissibilité des programmes de doctorat en psychologie aux programmes de bourses de formation du FRQSC.

  • Individuals who wish to pursue a second master's degree as a way to redirect their career may apply for a master's scholarship, provided that the second master's degree is in a different program and discipline.
  • Individuals who hold or have held a doctoral scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) or any other recognized funding agency may not apply to the Fonds to complete a study program.
  • Individuals who have received funding from a recognized agency (e.g. SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, FRQSC, FRQNT, FRSQ, etc.) for a total of six years (or 18 terma) are not eligible.
  • Individuals who are employed and who are on a sabbatical or study leave (including self-funded leave) or any type of release from their duties with pay and/or wage replacement or any other form of compensation that exceeds 50% of their usual salary are not eligible.
  • Applicants may only submit an application to one of the following FRQSC scholarship programs in the same year: Master's research scholarships (B1); Doctoral research scholarships (B2); Scholarship for re-entering the Research Community (A2); Postdoctoral fellowship (B3); Postdoctoral research-creation fellowship (B5).
  • Applicants may only hold a scholarship from one Fonds (CGR, Section. 3.1).

3.4 Eligibility period

The eligibility period takes into consideration all academic terms of the master's or doctoral program completed by April 30, 2019, whether funded or not.

When calculating the eligibility period, the Fonds will take into consideration any unregistered and/or part-time terms if an official letter by the registrar is attached to the application. The applicant should consult the Equivalents table for unregistered or part-time terms to verify eligibility for the competition.

  • Master's scholarship eligibility period

To be eligible, applicants must have been enrolled in the master's program for which they are applying for the scholarship for no more than 3 full-time terms (1 year), as of May 1, 2019.

Applicants who are not enrolled in a master's degree program but who intend to begin graduate studies are eligible provided their program begins between May 1st, 2019 and January 15th, 2020.

  • Doctoral scholarship eligibility period

To be eligible, applicants must have been enrolled in the doctoral program for which they are applying for the scholarship for less than 5 years (the equivalent of 15 full-time terms) as of May 1, 2019.

  • Eligibility period for fast-tracking to a doctoral program

Applicants directly admitted to a doctoral program after their undergraduate studies and applicants who have fast-tracked to the doctoral level without obtaining a master's degree may apply for the master's competition, provided that they meet the eligibility requirements.

3.5 Exception regarding eligibility period

The Fonds reserves the right to refuse any eligibility period exception request with insufficient justification.

Exceptions regarding master's and doctoral scholarship eligibility periods will only be considered for circumstances beyond the applicant's control. Supporting documents are required and must be submitted along with the application.

  • Parental leave or family obligations

Applicants who suspend or postpone their studies for parental leave may ask to extend their eligibility period for up to 12 months per child. A 12-month extension may also be granted in the case of serious illness or major family obligations. Supporting documents are required and must be submitted along with the application.

  • Persons with disabilities

Applicants who suspend or postpone their studies due to reasons related to a disability are exempt from the eligibility period requirements. Supporting documents are required and must be submitted with the application. This exemption is in accordance with the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration (CQLR c. E-20.1).

 


4.

APPLICATION

 

The competition closing dates are as follows:

  • Master's scholarship: October 10, 2018 at 4 p.m.,
  • Doctoral scholarship: October 17, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Applicants are advised to prepare their application well in advance to ensure that it is submitted before the deadline, given the large number of applications and requests received by the Fonds at the end of the competition.

Master's and doctoral scholarship applicants are also strongly advised to apply for equivalent funding at the federal level.

Applicants certify that all information provided is accurate and complete, and undertake to comply with all rules and principles set out in the Fonds de recherche du Québec Policy for the responsible conduct of research. They authorize their institution to transmit, where applicable, any personally identifiable information resulting from the application of this policy. An agreement to that effect is required before submitting the application.


4.1 Contents of the application 

  • Activation or creation of a user account

Individuals with a Fonds de recherche Personal Identification Number (PIN) must activate their user account. They have direct access to a FRQnet account and need to update their E-Portfolio profile using their PIN before completing the application form. Other applicants must begin by creating a user account on the Fonds website (E-Portfolio).

  • Choice of evaluation committee

Applicants are responsible for selecting the appropriate committee to evaluate their application, using the document List of evaluation committees. This selection is based on various indicators: research topic, field, planned program of study and degree sought. The Fonds reserves the right to refer the application to another committee if it deems necessary. In such cases, the applicant will be informed by e-mail.

  • E-form

The electronic scholarship application form is available on the FRQSC website. It must be completed in French or English and submitted electronically no later than the competition closing date.

Apart from the documents added in the "Other documents" section, files to be included with the application form must be scanned and inserted at the place indicated. Each document must be identified at the top with the applicant's last name and first name, file number and document title. Documents must be single spaced with page numbers at the bottom centre of the page. A common, easy to read font is required (narrow fonts are not accepted). Page limits must be followed: any excess pages will be removed from the application.

Important: applicants are responsible for ensuring that they use the appropriate application form (B1, B2, A2M, A2D).

  • Required documents

Required documents, detailed below, must be scanned and inserted directly into the electronic application in the appropriate sections of the "Details of Activities" insert.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provided documents that are clearly legible.

Documents submitted in a language other than French or English must include a translation.

Documents must be in .PDF format and must not be read protected in any way.

No document transmitted by e-mail, mail or fax will be accepted.

Any incomplete application that does not contain the information necessary to establish eligibility or which cannot be evaluated will be deemed invalid by the Fonds. Documents that are not required and that are included with the application will be removed from the application before evaluation. Applicants will not be notified of any required information or documents missing from the application. Any documents received after the deadline for application will not be considered and applications cannot be updated.

The FRQSC reserves the right to verify the authenticity of all documents and information provided in the application with the institutions concerned. Additional documents may be requested.

  • Transcripts

Transcripts must be scanned and grouped in a single document in chronological order, starting with the most recent, and attached in the section "University file". Official transcripts for all university programs (certificates, diplomas, bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees) are required, whether the studies were completed or not. The FRQSC considers transcripts given to applicants by the registrar's office to be official. The act of opening the envelope to scan the transcript does not render it non-official for the purposes of the Fonds. Unofficial electronic transcripts will not be accepted.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all transcripts are obtained from the respective institutions within the prescribed time. If no transcript is available, the applicant must provide a letter explaining the situation. Transcripts from institutions outside North America must be accompanied by a letter explaining the marking system in effect in the institution in question.

Transcripts must be uploaded in vertical (portrait) orientation.

The following documents must be inserted in the "Other documents" section of the form.

  • Submitted, in press or accepted articles

All submitted articles must be accompanied by a letter of acknowledgement from the editor. Articles accepted for publication or in press must be accompanied by a notification from the editor. The applicant must be identified by name, or the article in question will not be considered in the application evaluation.

  • RAMQ card or other official document

If the applicant does not have a RAMQ card, or a proof of eligibility for RAMQ, the applicant must provide two documents  proving that he or she has been living in Québec for at least six months of the seven months prior to the competition closing date. See the list of accepted documents.

  • Proof of permanent residency

A copy of the applicant's landing documents (IMM 1000 or IMM 5292) or permanent resident card is required for applicants with the status of permanent resident under the 2001 Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, c. 27.

  • Proof of citizenship

Canadian citizens born outside Canada must provide a copy of proof of citizenship (both sides). Citizens born in Canada may need to provide this document on request.

  • Proof of admission, enrolment or application

A copy of proof of admission, enrolment or application to a Québec university for applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada or who are from another Canadian province.

  • Medical certificate for eligibility period exception

Applicants seeking eligibility period exceptions must provide a medical certificate indicating the duration of the maternity leave or sick leave, the nature of the disability or any other supporting document justifying the extension or interruption of studies.

  • Proof of part-time studies

Applicants having completed one or more part-time terms since registering for graduate studies must provide a registrar's letter identifying any part-time or unregistered terms in the program of study for which the scholarship is being sought.

4.2 Submitting the application

It is important to verify in the "My forms" section of the E-Portfolio that the application has been successfully submitted. The notice "Submitted" should appear no later than the competition closing date and time. This indicates that the application has been received by the Fonds.

Once the application has been submitted, it may not be modified or resubmitted regardless of the transmission date, even if it is before the competition deadline.  

4.3 Acknowledgement of receipt

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by e-mail no later than December confirming reception of the application and its eligibility status.

 


5.

APPLICATION EVALUATION

 

Evaluation criteria, indicators and weighting

MASTER'S

 

EXPERTISE (70 points)

 

Academic excellence and recognition (40 pts)

   Academic record (30 pts)

   Scholarships, awards and distinctions (10 pts)

Relevant experience and achievements (in an academic or non-academic setting) (20 pts)

Engagement and leadership capacity (5 pts)

General presentation of application (5 pts)

 

INTENDED RESEARCH (30 points)

 

Clarity and consistency of the proposed research question (15 pts)

Outline of methodology and conceptual framework (15 pts)

Bibliography (3 to 5 relevant references)

DOCTORATE

 

EXPERTISE (50 points)

 

Academic excellence and recognition (25 pts)

Relevant experience and achievements (in an academic or non-academic setting) (15 pts)

Engagement and leadership capacity (5 pts)

General presentation of application (5 pts)

 

 

RESEARCH PROJECT (50 points)

 

Originality of the research problem and contribution to the advancement of knowledge (25 pts)

Relevance of the theoretical and methodological approach and proposed time frame (25 pts)

Bibliography

 

Only applications with an overall passing grade of 70% will be recommended for funding.

Consult the Scores and ratings grid used by the evaluation committees.

To learn about the rules governing the evaluation process and funding decisions, see Sections 4 and 5 of the CGR.

The results will be announced at the end of April via the applicant's E-Portfolio.


6.

TENURE, VALUE AND DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP

 

The tenure of the scholarship is the time during which a scholarship holder is eligible to receive scholarship payments.

The duration of the funding is based on the information provided in the application form. Changes regarding the duration of the scholarship must be made before the first payment. No changes in the duration of funding will be accepted after the first payment of the grant.

Master's scholarship

The tenure of the master's scholarship is limited to the first nine academic terms of the master's program for which the scholarship was granted.

The annual value of a master's scholarship is $17,500 for a period of 3 terms or 12 months of study.

Master's scholarship holders may receive up to six instalments totalling $35,000 during the tenure of the scholarship, covering 6 terms or 24 months, whether the funding comes from the FRQ, another recognized granting agency or a foundation that awards merit scholarships. Each instalment of $5,833 covers a period of one term or 4 months.

Duration of the master's scholarship: 2 years or until the end of the master's studies (final thesis submission), whichever is shorter.

Fast-tracking to a doctorate: Scholarship holders who fast-track to a doctorate without using all their master's scholarship instalments may use the remaining instalments to begin a doctoral program provided that the doctoral studies start the following term and that the scholarship is used during the tenure of the original scholarship.

Doctoral scholarship

The tenure of the doctoral scholarship is limited to the first fifteen academic terms of the doctoral program for which the scholarship was granted.

The annual value of a doctoral scholarship is $21,000 for a period of 3 terms or 12 months of study.

Doctoral scholarship holders may receive up to 12 instalments totalling $84,000 during the tenure of the scholarship, covering 12 terms or 48 months, whether the funding comes from the FRQ, another recognized granting agency or a foundation that awards merit scholarships.  Each instalment of $7,000 covers a period of one term or four months

Duration of the doctoral scholarship: Maximum 4 years (12 terms*) or until the end of the doctoral studies (final thesis submission), whichever is shorter, non-renewable.

* The 11th and 12th term instalments being contingent on initial thesis submission before the end of the 12th term (proof of submission required).


7.

SCHOLARSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

7.1 Basic conditions

To retain the scholarship, the scholarship holder must satisfy the following basic conditions throughout the duration of funding:

  • Respect the conditions relating to citizenship and domicile
  • Be enrolled full time in a program of study.
  • Respect the rules relating to concurrent funding.
  • Respect the rules relating to paid employment.

Scholarship holders who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents at the time of application must remain in Québec on a regular and daily basis throughout the duration of funding, even if their citizenship status should change.

Scholarship holders who are enrolled in a program outside Québec must ask their university for official proof of enrolment at the beginning of each academic term and send it to the Fonds.

Scholarship holders are required to inform the Fonds immediately if they cease to satisfy any of these conditions. Failure to respect these conditions may result in a request for full reimbursement of all amounts received.

7.2 Exception for part-time enrolment

In all the following cases, the Fonds reserves the right to refuse any request with insufficient justification.

  • Major family obligation

A scholarship holder who is unable to pursue full-time studies for reasons arising from major family obligations has the possibility of enrolling part time and receiving partial scholarship payments. A request must be made via the E-Portfolio and must be accompanied by a medical certificate or other official document justifying the situation.

  •  Person with a disability

A person with a disability who is unable to pursue full-time studies has the possibility of enrolling part time and receiving full scholarship payments provided the university authorizes the part-time enrolment. This exception is in accordance with the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration (CQLR c. E-20.1).

7.3 Scholarship start date and progress reports

The start date of the scholarship refers to the academic term during which the first payment can be requested.

  • Scholarship holders whose program has not yet started:
  • May 2019 (summer term)
  • September 2019 (fall term)
  • January 15, 2020 (winter term)
  • Scholarship holders whose program is already underway:
  • May 2019 (summer term) when the scholarship offer is made before May 1
  • September 2019 (fall term) when the scholarship offer is made after May 1, 2019. An instalment may be paid retroactively for the summer term if the basic conditions are met.

Payment must be requested at the beginning of each academic term via the E-portfolio.

A progress report is required after each full year of funding indicating the progress of your research. This report is required at the time of the 4th and 7th instalment requests, where applicable, and must be submitted via the E-portfolio. Entitlement to the scholarship will be maintained if progress is judged satisfactory by the Fonds.

The scholarship is not transferable from one year to the next and terms completed before summer 2019 will not be funded.

7.4 Concurrent funding

The following table summarizes the rules for concurrent funding and partial concurrent funding.

RULES FOR CONCURRENT FUNDING

Type of scholarship / scholarship program

Master's / Doctorate

Scholarships from Canadian and Québec government departments and agencies, other than those mentioned below

Concurrent funding allowed

Private sector and university scholarships

Concurrent funding allowed

Co-supervised international mobility scholarships and scholarships for an internship outside Québec

Concurrent funding allowed

Merit scholarships from federal granting agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Partial Concurrent funding*

or

Concurrent funding prohibited

Merit scholarships from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture

Concurrent funding prohibited

 

Merit scholarships from Québec government granting agencies such as the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologie (FRQNT), the Conseil de recherches en pêche et agroalimentaire du Québec (CORPAQ)

 

Concurrent funding prohibited


* Partial concurrent funding

Partial concurrent funding is possible when the FRQSC scholarship is of a higher value or longer duration than the scholarship for which concurrent funding is prohibited.

  •  When the Fonds scholarship is of a higher value than the other scholarship, the Fonds scholarship amount will be adjusted to make up the shortfall.
  • When the Fonds scholarship is of a longer duration than the other scholarship, the Fonds will provide funding to make up the shortfall once the other scholarship has expired, unless the total value of the other scholarship is greater that or equal to the total value of that offered by the Fonds.

It is not possible to defer a payment or the start of a scholarship in order to receive another scholarship for which concurrent funding is prohibited.

Reimbursement will be required for any payment received in a situation where concurrent funding is prohibited.

7.5 Paid employment

A scholarship holder may accept paid employment of up to 225 hours per academic term, if authorized to do so by his/her research director. Teaching a 60-hour college-level course or a 45-hour university-level course is equivalent to 150 hours of employment. Note that teaching the same course to two different groups during the same term is equivalent to two teaching assignments or 300 hours of employment.

In addition to the authorized 225 hours, a scholarship holder may accept remuneration to work exclusively on the funded research project. This remuneration is then considered a scholarship for which concurrent funding is permitted, upon confirmation from the research director.

7.6 Internships

  • Compulsory internship

The scholarship holder must be enrolled as a full-time student and have the approval of his/her research director in order to receive a scholarship payment during a paid or unpaid internship. In the case of a paid internship of more than 225 hours per term, a letter from the research director confirming that the income is received through a compulsory internship is required.

  • Optional internship

The scholarship holder must be enrolled as a full-time student in order to receive a scholarship payment during a paid or unpaid internship. The 225 hours limit applies, and any remuneration related to the internship is considered employment income.

During an optional internship, if permitted by the university, it is possible to defer an instalment for the purpose of acquiring relevant experience.

7.7 Deferring an instalment

In all the following cases, the Fonds reserves the right to refuse any request with insufficient justification.

  • Deferral for acquiring relevant experience

For each full year of funding, the FRQSC can authorize the deferral of one scholarship instalment to enable the scholarship holder to acquire relevant experience (work with a research team, teaching experience in the field of study, language training, etc.). Payment of this instalment is then deferred to the end of the funding period. Part-time enrolment is allowed during this academic term, where permitted by the university. 

This provision cannot be used for the first instalment payment of a scholarship beginning in January (deadline for the start of funding).

A scholarship holder cannot use this provision to accept another scholarship for which concurrent funding is prohibited or to resume employment during a study leave.

BSMP (scholarship for internship in a practice environment) scholarship holders cannot use this provision.

  • Deferral for health reasons or major family obligations

The FRQSC will authorize the deferral of one or more scholarship instalments during an interruption of studies for personal health reasons or because of major family obligations, for as long as is permitted by the university.

  • Deferral for parental leave

The FRQSC will authorize the deferral of scholarship instalments for the birth or adoption of a child provided that this is permitted by the university.

Parental leave may not exceed 12 months, or the equivalent of three academic terms. It may begin during the term the birth or adoption is expected and must end no later than one year after the child's birth. If parental leave begins during a term following the child's birth, it must still end no later than one year after the child's birth.

Payment of the instalments corresponding to the parental leave is deferred to the end of the funding period.

Parental leave does not apply to preventive withdrawal.

7.8 Supplement for parental leave

During the authorized suspension of studies for the birth or adoption of a child, a scholarship holder may request a scholarship supplement for parental leave for a period of six consecutive months. Only students who have already begun at least one term as a scholarship holder are eligible for this supplement.

To be eligible for this scholarship supplement, the scholarship holder may not be enrolled in a study program.

In the case of partial concurrent funding, the scholarship supplement cannot be granted if a parental leave allowance is received from a federal agency. The scholarship holder must take the paid leave offered by the federal agency.

7.9 Cancellation of instalment or scholarship

The Fonds will cancel an instalment without notice if it is not requested or deferred within two months of the beginning of the academic term. The Fonds will terminate the scholarship without notice when an instalment has not been requested or deferred for two consecutive terms.

7.10 Withdrawal from the study program

Scholarship holders who withdraw from their study program during the academic term or who decide to pursue their studies on a part-time basis must advise the Fonds in order to terminate the scholarship. They may be required to reimburse the current instalment.

7.11 End of studies and graduation

Scholarship holders are eligible to receive scholarship instalments until the final submission of their master's or doctoral thesis. Between initial submission and final submission, and on confirmation by the research director, the Fonds will waive the restriction on hours of remunerated employment during this period.

7.12 Change requests

Any changes to a scholarship holder's situation must be declared via his/her E-Portfolio. To guarantee fairness, the Fonds must ensure that the changes do not impact the evaluation of the original scholarship application and that they respect the eligibility conditions and the program rules. The Fonds will analyze the change request and decide whether to continue, reduce, suspend or terminate funding. The Fonds may also request repayment of amounts paid. The decision will be communicated by e-mail.

  • Change of scholarship duration or start date

The duration of funding is established based on the date of enrolment in the study program.

If changes are required, these must be requested before the first payment. It is strongly recommended that any changes be requested at the time of accepting the scholarship offer. No changes to the duration of funding will be accepted after the first payment has been made.

  • Change of study program

Any change of study program must remain within the fields of research covered by the Fonds. The Fonds' decision will be largely based on the choice of evaluation committee as established in the original scholarship application.

  • Change of research director

The Fonds must be notified of a change of research director.

  • Change of research project

The scholarship holder must provide a document describing the changes to the research project and showing that its scientific quality is equivalent to the original proposal, as evaluated by the scientific committee. Before making a decision, the Fonds must ascertain that the changes do not impact the original evaluation.

  • Change of level of study

Remaining instalments of a master's scholarship may be used to begin a doctoral program provided that the doctoral studies directly follow the last term of the master's program. These payments must be made during the tenure of the original scholarship. Furthermore, the scholarship holder must have received at least one master's scholarship payment during at least one full-time term of the master's program for which the scholarship was awarded.

  • Change of institution

The Fonds must be notified of a change of institution.

7.13 Final report

A final report is required following payment of the final instalment. Any future financial support under another Fonds de recherche du Québec program will be contingent on receipt of this final report.

 


8.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNSHIP OUTSIDE QUÉBEC (BSHQ)

 

Master's and doctoral scholarship holders can apply for funding through the Scholarship for an internship outside Québec (BSHQ) program if they are interested in carrying out a research internship that meets the eligibility requirements of this program.


9.

SUPPLEMENT FOR STUDYING OUTSIDE QUÉBEC

 

The supplement for studying outside Québec aims to encourage the top scholarship holders to pursue graduate studies outside Québec.

Joint programs are not eligible. The supplements are awarded to the ten highest ranking applicants across all evaluation committees.

No additional application needs to be submitted for this supplement.

Recipients will be notified via their E-portfolio when the competition results are announced.

The supplement is valued at $1,500/year.


Do you have questions?

Michelle Chiasson

Responsable de programmes

 boursesm.sc

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