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Funding Opportunities and Awards

Every year, undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Physics are given honours and awards funded by the faculty and staff and by external donors. Some of the awards are given in our annual Physics Awards Event. In what follows you will find a description of some awards and of our lecture series.

Undergraduate awards

The Concordia Physics B.Sc. Student Excellence Awards and the Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Award are generously offered by the faculty, part-time faculty and staff members of the Department of Physics.

Concordia Physics B.Sc. Student Excellence Awards

These awards aim at recognizing the students that achieved the highest GPA in each year of study. Undergraduate students wishing to be considered for the three awards below are requested to submit their names and a list of the Physics courses that they plan to take in the Winter term to the Assistant to the Chair. There are three such awards:

Physics First-Year Award: Award given to a student having completed 9 to 18 credits in Physics program courses by the current Fall session and who will take at least 9 credits of physics courses in the coming Winter session. The winner will be the candidate with the overall best GPA in physics courses since registering in their Physics program.

Physics Second-Year Award: Award given to a student having completed 21 to 45 credits in Physics program courses by the current Fall session, and who will take at least 9 credits of physics courses in the coming Winter session. The winner will be the candidate with the overall best GPA in physics courses in the most recent Winter, Summer and Fall semesters.

Physics Third-Year Award: Award given to a student having completed 48 or more credits in Physics program courses by the current Fall session and who will take at least 6 credits of physics courses in the coming Winter session. The winner will be the candidate with the overall best GPA in physics courses in the most recent Winter, Summer and Fall semesters. A student can only win this award once (either in the 3rd or 4th year).

Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Award

The Concordia Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Award is funded by the faculty and the supervisor of the undergraduate student who has won the award. It mirrors the CUSRA and USRA programs offered by Concordia and NSERC: The student is awarded with the Concordia Physics USRA to do a research internship in the Department during the Summer session. Students that apply to the CUSRA, NSERC USRA, and co-op internships are automatically considered for the Concordia Physics USRA.

 

The friends of the Department support the following B.Sc. awards for which our students are automatically considered:

Marlene Pring Memorial Scholarship

The Marlene Pring Memorial Scholarship was established following a bequest from Marlene Pring. The scholarship is intended to recognize and reward female full-time students in their second year of studies in the B.Sc. program.

Mukerji & Upreti Memorial B.Sc. Entrance Scholarship

The Dr. Nishith Mukerji and Dr. Gyan Upreti Memorial B.Sc. Entrance Scholarship honours the memory of the two late members of the Department of Physics and is funded by the family and friends of Dr. Mukerji. The award is intended to encourage academic excellence in the field of Physics and is available to newly admitted B.Sc. students.

 

Graduate awards

The friends of the Department support the following graduate awards for which our students are automatically considered:

Lorraine Gosselin Graduate Entrance Awards: Research and Academic Excellence

The Lorraine Gosselin Graduate Entrance Awards are funded by Lorraine Gosselin. The awards aim to support newly admitted graduate students in the Department of Physics with a preference given to female students.

Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award

The Mostafa Showleh Laboratory Teaching Award honours the memory of Mostafa Showleh, a laboratory supervisor that worked for the Department from the early 90s until 2007, and is funded by the family of Mr. Showleh and by faculty and staff members. The award aims to recognize the work done by graduate students as tutors in the Physics laboratories.

 

Lecture series

The Barry Frank Memorial Lecture Series in Physics

The Barry Frank Memorial Lecture Series in Physics will be held every two years by the Department of Physics in memory of Barry Frank, late Professor of the Department of Physics. Professor Frank was a full-time faculty member at Concordia for over 53 years. He was devoted to the teaching of physics, research in condensed matter theory, and service across Concordia University and at the Dorshei Emet Synagogue. This lecture series acknowledges his significant impact in teaching physics and condensed matter theory. It will host experts in condensed matter physics or another subfield of Physics to give a Colloquium lecture at Concordia University. These lectures will constitute major scientific events where the entire community of the Department of Physics (undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty) will gather with friends and guests. It will raise the profile of our programs, expose all of our members to cutting-edge research, provide outstanding physics teaching, and develop international research collaborations for our condensed matter researchers.

 

In what follows you will find a list of summer programs, awards and internship opportunities related to Physics in Canada and elsewhere and available to Concordia students.

Various Fields
Astrophysics
Biomedical physics and biomedical engineering
Particle physics
Thermoelectric
Quantum Computing
Opportunities in the United States (mostly for United States citizens)

At Concordia, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students have at their disposal several funding sources. In what follows you will find lists of some external funding opportunities.

All students

For deadlines, please follow the links.

Canadian or permanent residents

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Quebec students

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International students

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All Students

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Canadian or Permanent Residence

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Quebec Students

For deadlines, please follow the links.

All postdoctoral fellows

For deadlines, please follow the links.

Postdoctoral fellows from Quebec

For deadlines, please follow the links.

International postdoctoral fellows

For deadlines, please follow the links.

The previous recipients of some honours and awards of the Department of Physics are listed below.

2020

  • Jai Pimprikar, Physics Third-Year Award
  • Stephanie Beram, Physics Second-Year Award
  • Lindsay Wright and Jonathan Discenza, Physics First-Year Award
  • Samar Deep, Lorraine Gosselin Graduate Entrance Award
  • Stephanie Beram, Marlene Pring Memorial Scholarship
  • Rajni Bagga and Eric Gyabeng Fuakye, Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award
  • Jules Faucher, Mukerji & Upreti Memorial B.Sc. Entrance Award
  • Patrick McClay, Taubi W. Landsberger Entrance Award

2019

  • Wyatt Wright, Physics Third-Year Award
  • Michaël Berteau-Rainville, Physics Second-Year Award
  • Yoko Kato, Physics Second-Year Award
  • Stephanie Beram, Physics First-Year Award
  • Mihail Yanakiev, Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Award
  • Alexander Levenberg, Lorraine Gosselin Graduate Entrance Award
  • Stéphanie Tremblay, Lorraine Gosselin Graduate Entrance Award
  • To be announcedMarlene Pring Memorial Scholarship
  • Israel Gomez-Rebollo, Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award
  • Peter Taylor, Mukerji & Upreti Memorial B.Sc. Entrance Award

2018

  • Anastasian Kolokotronis, Physics Third-Year Award
  • Jai Pimprikar, Physics Second-Year Award
  • Yoko Kato, Physics First-Year Award
  • Michaël Berteau-Rainville, Physics B.Sc. Entrance Research Award
  • Michaël Berteau-Rainville, Bourse d’études Hydro-Québec
  • Rajni Bagga, Lorraine Gosselin Graduate Scholarship
  • Amanda Di Nitto, Marlene Pring Memorial Scholarship
  • Obaï Bin Ka’b Ali, Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award
  • Arielle Dascal, Mukerji & Upreti Memorial B.Sc. Entrance Award

2017

  • Daniel Andrews, Physics Third-Year Award
  • Amanda Di Nitto, Physics Second-Year Award
  • Wyatt Wright, Physics First-Year Award
  • Tabassom Hamidfar, Lorraine Gosselin Graduate Scholarship
  • Fernanda Cristina Rodrigues Machado, Marlene Pring Memorial Scholarship
  • Matthew Storms, Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award
  • Jeremie Mede Moussa, Mukerji & Upreti Memorial B.Sc. Entrance Award

2016

  • Peter Collins, Physics Third-Year Award
  • Daniel Andrews, Physics Second-Year Award
  • Mariya Krasteva, Physics First-Year Award
  • Amanda Di Nitto, Physics First-Year Award
  • Kathleen McGarvey-Lechable, Lorraine Gosselin Graduate Scholarship
  • Ashton Arsenault, Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award
  • Tuğba Nur Öztürk, Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award
  • Crystal Harmer, Mukerji & Upreti Memorial B.Sc. Entrance Award

2015

  • Peter Collins, Physics First-Year Award
  • Anastasian Kolokotronis, Physics First-Year Award
  • Daniel Andrews, Special Award for a New First-Year Student
  • Charles Pretheroe, Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award
  • Golia Shafiei, Mostafa Showleh Memorial Laboratory Teaching Award

2014

  • Guiseppe Ramacieri, Physics Third-Year Award
  • Patrick Janeiro, Physics Second-Year Award
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