Excellence awards – Call for applications

General rules:

  • Applications received outside deadlines will not be considered
  • Awards can be combined with other awards if allowed by the other funding sources.

Amount of funding available: Between $500 and $2,000 CAD.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Active and full time student (Ph.D. or M.Sc.) and postdoctoral fellow of one of the QCBS partner universities
  • Supervised by a member of the QCBS
  • Registered in the QCBS database

Application contents:
The application must contain the following:

  • Cover letter with applicant’s contact information
  • Up to date transcript(s)
  • Applicant’s CV (recipients’ CVs will be posted on the QCBS website)
  • Description of student research and relation to QCBS research axes and themes
  • Use of funds
  • Detailed budget indicating proportion of total budget requested as QCBS award
  • List of previous QCBS awards received (if applicable)
  • Recommendation letter written by the student’s supervisor
  • Photo

For more details, please refer to the guidelines for application.

Evaluation criteria:
A multi-institution QCBS committee will evaluate applications using the following criteria:

  • Application completeness
  • Student’s eligibility for QCBS student awards
  • University transcript(s)
  • Relevance of academic project to the QCBS research program
  • Feasibility of proposed activity
  • Innovative and collaborative nature of the project
  • Adequacy of activity and request for funds

Award timelines:

Session Period covered Application deadline Decisions
Summer-fall July to December March 1 May 1st
Winter – spring January to June October 1st December 1st

Award obligations:

Award recipients need to comply with the following rules:

  • Make their association with the QCBS visible on their documents and presentations
  • Report upon the use of the award and allow the QCBS to post information about  his/her work, on the QCBS website, in accordance with publication regulations and policies
  • Produce a short financial report and send the report to QCBS within 2 months of the completed activity
  • Post a summary of your research on the QCBS blog and share your experience with the excellence award program (what the awards brought you and allow you to do)
  • Present their research at the annual QCBS symposium

Questions about application process:
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Philippe Auzel.