Quebec Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Nationals at Concordia University in Canada | 2014/15
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Quebec Merit Scholarship program is offered by Concordia University, School of Graduate Studies for Foreign Nationals. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): Concordia University | Canada

Level: Short-term research or professional development, postdoctoral and doctoral research.

Field(s): courses offered by the Concordia University.

Deadline: July 30, 2013.

Funded By: Concordia University

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Quebec Merit Scholarship is targeted for Open for International Students(Canadian citizens are not eligible).

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Specified

‣ Scholarship Duration: Doctoral Research Scholarship for up to three years.
-Postdoctoral Fellowship for one year non renewable.
-Short-term research or professional development for a period of up to four months.

‣ Scholarship covers:

  • Doctoral Research Scholarship: valued at $25,000 per year for up to three years (tenable within the first nine terms of the doctoral program), and MELS will offer all recipients an exemption from paying the international tuition fees and the medical insurance coverage offered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec.
  • All doctoral sessions, funded or unfunded, completed before the scholarship takes effect are used in calculating the eligibility period.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: valued at $35,000 per year for one year non renewable. Postdoctoral fellowships are intended for new researchers who obtained their degree no more than two years before the deadline date for the competition or who submitted their dissertation by January 2015 at the latest, the deadline date for the beginning of the Quebec Merit Scholarship. Postdoctoral research must be conducted in an institution other than the one that granted the Doctorate.

  • Short-term research or professional development: valued at $3,000 a month for a period of up to four months. These scholarships are intended for technical and university students (Option A) or researchers who have completed a doctorate no more than five years before the deadline date for the competition (Option B).

Description

Quebec Merit Scholarship programme

Candidates from all disciplines are eligible to submit an application to one of the following competitions:
V1 Doctoral; V2 Postdoctoral; V3 Short Term Research; Brazil 1B Doctoral; 2B Postdoctoral; 3B Short Term Research; India 1I Doctoral; 2I Postdoctoral; 3I Short Term Research; and Wallonie 1W Doctoral; and 3W Short Term Research.

Please take note that there is no Postdoctoral Competition for QuebecWallonie category.
1) Open to Nationals of all countries – Unrestricted Categories:V1 Doctoral, V2 Postdoctoral and V3 Short Term Research Competitions;

2) Open to Nationals of all countries – Unrestricted Categories: International Doctoral FQRNT and FQRNT Scholarships;

3) Open to Country Specific Categories: Brazil, India, and Wallonie. Candidates cannot apply directly to the agency they must be nominated by a University. Only candidates nominated by a University may submit an application to the provincial competition.

Each Quebec University may submit:
 nominations to the unrestricted competition for each competition: V1, V2 and V3;


2 nominations to the International Doctoral FQRNT competition (Aerospace, Information Technology and Communication, Health and Technology, Genomics and Nanotechnology);


-2 nominations to the International Doctoral FQRSC competition (Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts);


-1 nomination for Brazil for each competition: 1B Doctoral; 2B Postdoctoral; 3B Short Term Research;


-1 nomination for India for each competition: 1I Doctoral; 2I Postdoctoral; 3I Short Term Research;

-1 nomination for Wallonie for each competition: 1W and 3W. Please take note that there is no postdoctoral competition for this category. The Quebec-Wallonie competition is open to Francophone Belgians.

Eligibility criteria(Quebec Merit Scholarship)

Selection Criteria will be excellence of university record, aptitude for research and relevant research experience, scientific quality and interest of the proposed research project and quality of the research environment.

Only applicants who have an overall first-class academic record (A average), for all university studies will be considered for all competitions.


Eligibility

To be eligible for Quebec Merit Scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Must meet all eligibility conditions as at the date of the closing of the competition (usually the end of October).


Cannot have submitted another application for any of the three components of the program in the same year.


Cannot have already received a merit scholarship for foreign students.


Cannot be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


Cannot have applied for permanent resident status under Canadian immigration law.

Candidates conducting research in the following fields may apply to the International Doctoral FQRNT Competition: Aerospace, Information Technology and Communication, Health and Technology, Genomics and Nanotechnology.

Please take note that this competition is open to doctoral international students only.


Candidates conducting research in the following fields may apply to the International Doctoral FQRSC Competition: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts.

Please take note that this competition is open to doctoral international students only.

Candidates from Brazil, India, and Wallonie (Francophone Belgians) may choose to be considered for the Unrestricted Country categories as well as the country specific (i.e. V1 Doctoral – Unrestricted category & Brazil category).

As well, the same doctoral candidates may choose to be considered for the International FQRNT/FQRSC competitions

Scholarship Application Method

Application Process:


Step 1: Print out all the necessary material and download the required files from the School of Graduate Studies website and the FQRNT website (available after June 30th).


Step 2: Candidates may only submit one application to either the V1 Doctoral, V2 Postdoctoral or V3 Short Term Research competition.


Step 3: Determine whether you are eligible to apply for one or more of the sub categories (i.e. Unrestricted and Brazil) – consult the FQRNT website.


Step 4: Download and complete the PDF fillable Concordia Pre-Selection Form.


Step 5: Obtain two (2) letters of references from referees who are familiar with your work.

Step 6: Verify the application for completeness;

Step. 7: Candidates must submit their complete application with copies of their transcripts to their Department by July 30, 2013.

Scholarship Applications are due by July 30, 2013 for students.

Departments should submit to the Graduate Awards Office by August 15, 2013.

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