Scholarship for internship in a practice environment (BSMP) 2016-2017


Competition year :



Deadline (application) :

April 18th, 2017, 4 PM


Amount :

$1,000 per month


Duration :

Between 2 and 6 month


Announcement of results :

June 2017




This version was updated on June 30th, 2016, subject to the approval of the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation.


Person referred

This program is intended for FRQSC Master's or Doctoral scholarship holders.






  • Foster collaboration between academia and organizations in the public, parapublic and private sectors;
  • Stimulate interest in knowledge application and the acquisition of work experience in a practice environment;
  • Support practice environments in their efforts to provide jobs for people with graduate degrees. 



In addition to holding a FRQSC scholarship, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements at the competition deadline. 

  • He/she must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Master's or doctoral program in a Québec university;
  • The internship must be conducted in Québec;
  • The internship must be jointly supervised by the Master's or doctoral research supervisor and a supervisor affiliated with the practice environment;
  • Only one internship can be funded under this program during the duration of financial support;
  • The internship must last at least two months, and may be extended to a maximum of six months. It may be carried out in several stages;
  • The internship must begin no earlier than the fourth semester of enrollment in a full-time Master's or doctoral program;
  • The internship must be completed no later than the end of the ninth semester of enrollment in a full-time Master's program, or the fifteenth semester of enrollment in a full-time doctoral program.



There are two annual competitions. Application deadlines are April 18 and October 17. For the April 18 competition, the internship must begin by the following March 31. For the October 17 competition, the internship must begin by the following September 30.



The value of the BSMP scholarship is $1,000 per month. It may be combined with a FRQSC Master's or Doctoral Scholarship.1

1 For example, the Master's scholarship pays $1,250 per month, and the doctoral scholarship pays $1,666 per month. A BSMP scholarship recipient will therefore receive a total of $2,250 (Master's) or $2,666 (doctorate) per month for the duration of the internship.



The application must include the following:

  • A duly completed application form, available on the website ;

  •  A letter of support from the Master's or doctoral research supervisor;

  • A letter of support from the internship supervisor in the practice environment;

The application must be in French or English.

Applications are evaluated on their intrinsic worth. They must contain all information required for their evaluation. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that his/her BSMP application is complete, and that his/her FRQSC file is up to date.



Evaluation criteria

Internship (50 points)

  • Objectives and relevance of the internship

  • Appropriateness of the internship with respect to the program of study

  • Added value of the internship (for the host environment and for the applicant)

Time frame (20 points)

  • Relevance of the proposed activities

  • Feasibility of the time frame

Host environment and supervision (30 points)

  • Quality of the host environment and of the supervision it offers.

Evaluation process

All applications received will be assessed for eligibility by the FRQSC before being submitted to the evaluation committee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the evaluation committee has the right to declare an application ineligible if it considers that it does not meet program requirements.

Applications are evaluated by multidisciplinary peer committees recruited within and outside of Québec. The evaluation committee analyzes all applications received on a comparative basis using the evaluation criteria in force. It also recommends the funding period based on the proposed time frame and the objectives of the internship. Consequently, the recommended length of the internship may differ from that indicated in the application. 


The evaluation committee makes recommendations for each application received. The number of recommended applications that receive funding will depend on the availability of FRQSC funding for the program.



Scholarship holders must continue to be enrolled as full-time students in their program of study for the duration of the internship.


The start and end dates of the internship may be changed by submitting a "Demande de modification" (request for change) form, which must be accepted by the Fonds. The proposed changes must meet all eligibility conditions and cannot change the nature of the internship presented and evaluated in the initial application.



In addition to the rules governing stacking described in section 3.6 of the Scholarship Holder's Guide, BSMP recipients are not eligible for the Soutien aux cotutelles Québec-France program or other Government of Québec mobility programs during the same period. Students funded under the mobility support program (Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur in collaboration with universities) can claim only the difference between the value of the mobility scholarship and funding received under the BSMP program.



BSMP recipients agree to submit to the Fonds, no later than one month after the end of the internship, a report summarizing the work done and the extent to which the objectives were achieved. The internship supervisor must complete the section of the form provided for this purpose, detailing the successes and/or failures of the internship as perceived by him/herself and the practice environment. 

Do you have questions?

Geneviève Godbout

Responsable de programmes

418 643-7582, poste 3135

Assistance informatique

Courriel :
Québec : 418 646-3669
Ext. de Québec : 1 866 621-7084

Lundi au vendredi
8 h 30 à 12 h et 13 h à 16 h
(vendredis d'été : 8 h 30 à 12 h)

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