Registered graduate students can receive funding to present at major scholarly conferences, or artistic exhibitions in a peer-reviewed or juried context. The purpose of this award is to encourage students to disseminate their research, acquire professional and practical experience as well as to enhance Concordia’s profile in the external research community.
Doctoral students can travel anywhere in the world and receive funding of up to $15,000 total when registered in their program (or $1,000 for every term of study in their first five years). Master’s students are eligible as well.
Applications must be received before the conference start date.
Valued at $5,000, the Concordia Accelerator Awards are granted to assist highly qualified full-time doctoral students to complete their dissertation writing and defense.
By providing financial support and creating an incentive for students to graduate within this timeframe, this funding program also aims at increasing the number of students being integrated into the workforce sooner rather than later.
Deadline dates for applications are as follows and have specific eligibility requirements that are associated with the deadline dates.
Recipients of the Concordia Accelerator Awards will have their award disbursed by cheque or direct deposit (not to student account), after the DNE date for the term in which the award will be held.
Standout graduate research award
Valued at $1,000, this biannual competition is meant to award exceptional research projects that have been released to the public in the eight months prior to the deadline date, and recognize the ability of the graduate researchers to convey the importance of their investigation to the general public.
Two Concordia Stand-Out Graduate Research Awards per competition will be offered; one falling in the “Person and Society” category and the other in the “Technology, Industry and the Environment” category. This aligns with two key axes of the Strategic Research Plan affirming the link between graduate students and the research mission of the university.