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
Fall December to March September 30th November 30th
Winter April to July January 31st March 31st
Spring August to November April 30th June 30th

Make their association with the QCBS visible on their documents and presentations Award obligations: Award recipients need to comply with the following rules:

  • 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.