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Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is responsible for managing the program. It was commissioned by the ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES) which provides funding. These scholarships are intended for foreign students and researchers from all research sectors, pre-selected by a Quebec university institution, who wishes to undertake or continue studies or research activities in Quebec.

The CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre is considered an academic unit for this competition, and pre-selects the applicants that will then be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP) at the University of Montréal.

Deadline

June 30, 2020
The selected applications will be forwarded to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP) July 17, 2020.

Clientele

Foreign students or researchers from all research fields

Value of Scholarships

Doctoral research scholarships (VI, 1B, 1I, 1W, 1IS)
$25,000/year (3 years max.)

Postdoctoral scholarships (V2, 2B, 2I)
$35,000/year (1 year max.)

Short-term research or professional development scholarships (V3, 3B, 3I, 3W, 3SI)
$3,000/month (max. 4 months)

Application for the institutional preselection

Please refer to the Student form (French only) and the Document for the pre-selection of applications (French only) for all documents and instructions.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. The Student form (French only) duly completed;
  2. A photocopy of the identification page of a valid passport from the country of origin OR any official document establishing citizenship;
  3. A letter of justification of the application (maximum one page) by the professor sponsoring the candidate, on unit letterhead, taking into account the following evaluation criteria:
    • The excellence of the academic record;
    • Research skills and, if applicable, relevant research experience;
    • The quality and scientific interest of the proposed project and research environment, and if applicable, the socio-economic significance of the research project;
    • Social involvement, leadership and communication skills.
  4. Photocopies of transcripts and diplomas of all studies at the university level, completed or not (from the most recent to the oldest).

** Please note that the letter from the unit director will be issued for preselected candidates only.

Applications must be sent to bourses.fchusj@recherche-ste-justine.qc.ca before the deadline. Please group your documents according to the above list and submit 4 separate PDF files.

Eligibility

Please visit the FRQ website

Information about the preselection at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre

Mrs. Marianne Arteau
Academic Affairs Advisor
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre
514-345-2145
bourses.fchusj@recherche-ste-justine.qc.ca

Information about the selection at the FESP

Bureau des bourses
Études supérieures et postdoctorales (ESP)
ESP-Bourses@esp.umontreal.ca

For information on your eligibility

M. Michel Garceau
Responsable de programmes
Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ)
418 643-8560, ext. 3459
pbeee@frq.gouv.qc.ca

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