One of the missions of the QCBS is to foster and promote world-class research and training programs in biodiversity science. Part of the learning experience is provided by formal courses and by a number of credited intensive courses offered by QCBS members. The objective of this award is to promote intensive courses offered by QCBS members and to facilitate graduate student access to these courses.

AN AWARD TO SUPPORT QCBS INTENSIVE COURSE AND THE PARTICIPATION OF QCBS STUDENTS TO THESE CREDITED COURSES

The QCBS intensive course grant program provides funds to QCBS grad students who wish to attend intensive courses offered by QCBS members.

GENERAL RULES

  • This award aims to improve the QCBS student access to credited intensive courses coordinated by QCBS members.
  • The intensive course coordinated by QCBS members must be registered in the QCBS intensive course database.
  • Students are limited to one award to attend an intensive course per academic year

AMOUNTS OF FUNDING

The award amounts is aligned with non tuition fees requested to cover lodging and food expenses for the duration of the intensive course.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

For the course to be registered

  • Should be organized by a QCBS member on a regular basis;
  • Held in one of the QCBS partner universities;
  • The course program should have been accepted by the QCBS scientific committee;
  • Preference will be given to courses organized by more than one geopole.

For the student to apply to the intensive course award

  • Be an active and full time student in a QCBS partner university
  • Be supervised by a QCBS member
  • Be resident of Québec
  • Be registered in the QCBS student database
  • Be accepted for the course by the course coordinator.

Timeline

QCBS coordinators of intensive courses can register their course twice a year as the scientific committee meets.

Students can send their application year round, at least 2 weeks before the course start.

Obligations associated with the award

  • Course coordinators should make their association with the QCBS visible on their course documents;
  • Award recipients should allow QCBS to post information about the intensive course on the QCBS website, in accordance with publication regulations and other policies;   

Award transfer

Award amounts are sent directly to the student’s supervisor. Students must produce a short financial report for the QCBS and are then reimbursed by their supervisor.

 

THE REQUEST TO APPLY FOR THE AWARD MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

Cover letter (maximum 1 page / less than 400 words)

A cover letter including the following information:

  • Contact information: First and last name, Academic institution, FRQNT Personal Identification Number (PIN, to be obtained from https://www.fqr.gouv.qc.ca/pls/cv/NIP.ins?pOrg=NT), email address, phone contact.
  • Provide the information on the intensive course you would like to attend.
  • Explain how attendance of this intensive course will improve your learning experience.

Support letter from your advisor

The letter of support from you supervisor is probably the most important part of the application once you have ensured compliance with the above mentioned submission guidelines.

The letter is mandatory, but if it does not have to be long. The selection jury clearly needs to feel that your project received the support of your supervisor.

CV of the applicant

Please attach a copy of the applicant’s CV.

List of previous awards received from the QCBS

Please mention any QCBS award you received in previous years. Please provide the amount you received, the purpose of the award and the date when you received the award.

Award transfer

Award amounts are sent directly to the student’s supervisor. Students must produce a short financial report for the QCBS and are then reimbursed by their supervisor.

Any information request and questions regarding the reimbursement process should be directed to Philippe Auzel, the QCBS coordinator.