Canadian Government Master and Doctoral Research Scholarships 2015-16


Canadian Government Master and Doctoral Research Scholarships, and applications are submitted till 2nd October 2014. Applications are invited for Canadian Government research scholarships to undertake a master’s or doctoral’s program in natural science, mathematics or engineering research. Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and be domiciled in Québec for at least one year. Annual value of master scholarships is $15 000 and doctoral scholarships is $20 000 for a period of 12 months. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Canada

Level: Masters & Doctoral Program

Field(s): natural science, mathematics or engineering research.

Deadline: 2nd October 2014

Funded By: Research Fund of Quebec - Nature and Technology

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Canadian Government Master and Doctoral Research Scholarships is targeted for applicant who are Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and be domiciled in Québec for at least one year.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Known

‣ Scholarship Duration: A candidate is eligible for the Master’s research scholarships competition during the first six sessions of his/her Master’s degree (or the equivalent). 

The sessions 3completed in a Master’s program (or the equivalent) prior to 

the effective date of the scholarship will be deducted from the duration of the funding. No funding will be ranted after a student’s sixth session in a Master’s program.

 A candidate is eligible for the Doctoral research scholarships competition during the first nine sessions of his/her Doctoral degree (or the equivalent). The sessions followed in a Doctoral program (or the equivalent) prior to the effective date of the scholarship will be deducted from the duration of the funding. No funding will be granted after a student’s ninth session in a Doctoral program.

Scholarship covers: The maximum value of Master’s scholarships is $15,000 for a period of 12 months. The scholarship holder may receive a maximum of six instalments totalling $30,000 within the eligibility period (six sessions or 24 months). Each installment of a maximum of $5,000 covers a period of four months, or one session. The maximum value of Doctoral scholarships is $20,000 for a period of 12 months. The scholarship holder may receive a maximum of nine instalments totalling $60,000 within the eligibility period (nine sessions or 36 months). Each installment of a maximum of $6,667 covers a period of four months, or one session.

Description

The purpose of Research Fund of Quebec - Nature and Technology (FRQNT)  Canadian Government Master and Doctoral Research Scholarships programs is to foster student interest in research and to financially assist the best candidates in undertaking or continuing a Master’s or Doctoral’s program in natural science, mathematics or engineering research.

Eligibility

To qualify for  Canadian Government Master and Doctoral Research Scholarships ,

‣ Candidates must meet each of the following three conditions:
-Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27).

‣ Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada must demonstrate, at the time of submission of their application, that they have obtained a Québec Selection Certificate and that a permanent resident application has been submitted to the appropriate authorities.

‣ However, to receive the scholarship, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and be domiciled in Québec for at least one year.

‣ Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada are required to confirm citizenship or resident 3 status before financial support can begin.

‣ If the applicant is unable to obtain citizenship or resident status before March 1 of the year following the offer of financial support, the scholarship will be cancelled;


‣ Be domiciled in Québec for at least six months. The FRQNT reserves the right to verify that this condition has been met;


‣ Be resident of Québec within the meaning of Article 5 of the Health Insurance Act (CQLR, c. A-29) and the Regulation respecting eligibility and registration of persons in respect of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec. (CQLR, c. A-29 and CQLR, c. A-29, r.


‣ Persons who maintain their Quebec resident status within the meaning of the Quebec health Insurance Act (L.R.Q.c.A-29) and who live outside Quebec solely for thepurpose of continuing their studies, are deemed to be living in Quebec.


‣ Persons who do not maintain their Quebec resident status and who have been living outside Quebec for fewer than two years after having, for at least five years, been domiciled in Quebec and having been residents within the meaning the Quebec Health Insurance Act, are exempt from residence requirements.


‣ Canadian Government Master and Doctoral Research Scholarships Candidates who become FRQNT scholarship holders must meet citizenship and residence requirements for the duration of the scholarship.


‣ Minimum grade point average:
-Candidates for a Master’s program scholarship in transportation (A4), energy (A7) or aerospace (A8) must have a high grade point average (3.55) or the equivalent for their undergraduate degree. Candidates whose average is less than the required grade point average are not eligible.

‣ Candidates may consult the equivalency table for minimum grade point average Table of equivalence for the minimum average.

‣ In the case of candidates who are changing careers, grades from degrees unrelated to the program of study for which the scholarship is being sought are not considered.

‣ However, a degree used as the basis for admission to a Master’s or Doctoral program is deemed to be relevant. Transcripts for these grades must be enclosed with the file.

Selection Criteria for Canadian Government Master and Doctoral Research Scholarships

‣ Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria and weighting:


  • Excellence of university record- 12 points (masters) 6 points (doctoral)

  • Aptitude for research and relevant research experience, where applicable- 6 points (masters) 8 points (doctoral)

  • Scientific quality and interest of the research project- No project requested (masters) 4 points (doctoral)

  • Social implication, leadership and communication skills- 2 points (masters) 2 points (doctoral)

Notification:

‣ By the end of April, the FRQNT transmits its decision to candidates through their e-file. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their address is updated.

‣ Canadian Government Master and Doctoral Research Scholarships Candidates are informed of the classification of their file and may then print the letter of decision.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants may not submit simultaneous applications for a Masters research scholarship (B1) and a Re-entering the research community scholarship (A2);

‣ Applicants may not submit simultaneous applications for a Doctoral research scholarship (B2) and a Re-entering the research community scholarship (A2).

‣ A candidate must have a personal identification number (PIN) in order to fill out the form.

‣ The application form you are required to complete and send electronically by October 2nd, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the latest is available only on the FRQNT Web site.

‣ Keep a printed copy of the form for your files.

‣ Forms may be completed in English or French.

‣ Candidates who submit the form in English must provide a French title for their project.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 2nd October 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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