Scholarships

Canadian Government Postdoctoral Scholarships, 2019-2020
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The Government of Québec is postdoctoral research scholarships

Phd

Opening Date: 2018-08-14

Deadline Date: 2018-10-03

The Government of Québec is postdoctoral research scholarships

The Government of Québec is postdoctoral research scholarships for Canadian and international students. These scholarships are intended for new researchers who obtained their doctorate and who wish to begin or pursue their postdoctoral research.

The objective of the postdoctoral research scholarship program is to foster up-and-coming researchers working in various research environments, by helping new doctorate holders to broaden their field of research.

The Québec Research Fund – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is responsible for managing the program. He was commissioned to make the management of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), which provides funding.

The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study all the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The maximum annual value of postdoctoral research scholarships is $45 000.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: Canadian and international students
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Canada

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Canadian and international students can apply for postdoctoral research scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Candidates must meet each of the following three conditions:
    • To receive a training award, the candidate must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27) and be resident in Québec within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act.
    • To use a training award for studies outside Québec, the candidate must meet the criteria listed in the paragraph above.
    • Candidates who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, or who are from a Canadian province other than Québec, are eligible if they provide proof, at the time of submitting their scholarship application, that a) they have been domiciled in Québec on a regular and daily basis for six months (with the appropriate visas and authorizations) and b) they have been admitted to or are enrolled in a Québec university, or that they have applied for admission to a Québec university.
    • Candidates who become FRQNT scholarship holders must meet the requirements relative to citizenship and place of domicile for the duration of the scholarship.
    • Restrictions: Candidates who have benefited from a postdoctoral research scholarship from one of the three Quebec funding or federal agencies may not submit another application for this program.Candidates may hold an award or scholarship from only one Fonds.
  • English Language Requirements:  Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Research Scholarships

Application Procedure:

How to apply: A candidate may submit only one application per year to the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies.

Contents of a file

E-forms

All of the e-forms must be filled out and sent in by the competition deadline.

The candidate must create a user account in order to complete the scholarship application form.

The form is available on the Web site of the FRQNT. It must be filled out and sent electronically by the competition deadline. Once it has been completed, the form may be printed and saved by the applicant.

A candidate who chooses the multidisciplinary committee (14) must attach a one-page document to the form, in the section “Autres documents”, explaining the multidisciplinary aspect of the program of study.

Forms may be completed in English or French. Candidates who submit the form in English must provide a French title for their project.

Presentation standards

With the exception of the documents attached in the “Autres documents” section, all files attached to the application must meet the following presentation standards:

  •  Pages must be 8½” x 11″ (216 mm x 279 mm) and converted to PDF format. The file must not be password protected;
  •  Pages must be single-spaced with no more than 6 lines per inch;
  •  All text must be in 12 pt Times New Roman font for Microsoft Office or Open Office users, or 12 pt Nimbus Roman font for LaTeX users;
  •  Narrow fonts are not permitted;
  •  Margins must be set at a minimum of 1.9 cm (¾”);
  •  Identification of pages:
    •  Top right corner: candidate’s last name and first name;
    •  Top left corner: TITLE OF THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT;
    •  Bottom centre: page numbers (1, 2, … , 10);

The maximum number of pages varies according to document type and is specified in the form. No additional pages will be transmitted to the evaluation committee.

Two letters of reference are required.  Le répondant ou la répondante doit remplir la lettre de recommandation à partir de son compte utilisateur sur le site Web du FRQNT.

Le superviseur doit remplir une lettre d’acceptation à partir de son compte utilisateur sur le site Web du FRQNT.

The applicant must fill out and send in the Canadian Common CV e-form.

Important note: From now on, the Fonds will be using the new Canadian Common CV and will also require that everyone who provides a CV enclose a PDF file detailing contributions.

Supporting documents required

Required documents must be submitted electronically in the “Autres documents” section of the application form. Any documents that are illegible or of a poor resolution will be rejected.

The applicant is responsible for his/her application which must include all of the required documents for an application to be deemed receivable. The applicant must also ensure that his/her respondents and supervisor have submitted their letters of recommendation and acceptance by the competition deadline at the latest.

You have to supply the following documents:

  •  An official transcript of marks (any non official electronic version will not be accepted) for all university studies, completed or not (certificate, degree, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph. D., etc). When equivalences are granted for courses taken at other institutions or in previous programs, transcripts for these grades must be enclosed with the file, including collegial transcripts. For transcripts from outside Canada or United States, candidates must enclose a letter explaining the grading system used by the institution in question. The Fonds de recherche reserves the right to verify with institutions the authenticity of any information given by applicants.FRQNT considers transcripts issued by the Registrar’s Office to the applicants to be official transcripts. Opening the envelope to scan the transcripts will not render it unofficial for FRQNT purposes;
  •  Proof that the applicant successfully defended his/her thesis and a copy of the document attesting that the final version of the thesis was submitted. If the applicant is not able to provide these documents, he/she may include a copy of his/her doctoral transcript;
  •  For permanent residents, a copy of their Canada landing papers or permanent resident card;
  •  For Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are domiciled in Québec within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act., a photocopy of a valid Québec medical insurance card or other official document from the Régie de l’assurance maladie confirming resident status in Québec within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act. If this document is not available, the candidate must provide a letter addressed to the eligibility committee explaining the reasons, accompanied by proof that a replacement card has been requested from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec or that another official document is provided;
  •  For Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who are not domiciled in Québec within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act., proof of enrolment, admission or application for admission in a Québec university;
  •  Candidates who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada  must provide:
    •  a copy of their study permit or work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
    •  proof of enrolment, admission or application for admission in a Québec university.
  •  Acknowledgements of receipt from the editor for all articles submitted and notices received from editors for articles accepted for publication (Acknowledgements of receipt for articles already published are not sent to the evaluation committee);
  •  Acknowledgements of receipt for any patents submitted ;

Additional documents for candidates wishing to be considered for exemptions regarding the eligibility period:

  •  Official attestation of interrupted enrolment and, where applicable, a medical certificate indicating the duration of and the reason for the interruption.
  •  For the eligibility extension for parental leave, a copy of the child’s birth certificate or adoption certificate.

Additional document for applicants who are carrying out their research abroad and who are ensured a regular position in a Québec research centre or university upon their return:

  •  A letter from the director of the research centre or university department confirming that the position will be granted when the applicant returns.

Only the e-form for the 2018-2019 financial year and the other documents required are accepted. No attached material or documents other than those required are forwarded to the evaluation committee. Files cannot be updated after the closing date for applications. You may, however, update any contact information (address, phone number and e-mail address) at the following address: bourses.nt@frq.gouv.qc.ca.

The FRQNT reserves the right to verify with institutions concerned the authenticity of any documents and information provided with the application. Additional documents may be required.

Any document submitted in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Procedure for submitting required documents

Before the closing date for applications, candidates must submit all required documents in the “Autres documents” section of their application form. No reminder will be made, and no files can be added after the deadline for submitting applications.

Important : Incomplete files will not be accepted.

Application Form