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Graduate awards workshop: Funding-related research proposals in the natural sciences, engineering and health (NSERC/FRQNT and CIHR/FRQS)

Thursday, July 8, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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This workshop is led by Michael Verwey, the Fellowship Development Advisor in the School of Graduate Studies at Concordia University.


This event is free




Cristina Barbu



This workshop is intended for current or future students in research-based graduate programs, who are preparing a Fall scholarship application to a federal or provincial government research agency.

Research proposals vary tremendously between departments, research areas, and individuals, but there are also standard ways to present this material for each agency and scholarship program. Most fundamentally, this requires that all applicants read the program instructions carefully for the drafts they are creating. For example, several programs require clear 1) background/introduction, 2) hypothesis/aims/objectives, 3) method/description, 4) Implications/Impact. This can often mean creating sub-headings within your proposal to explicitly identify and address each of these elements.

Note: Students are still ultimately responsible for ensuring their own applications conform to the instructions and standards laid out by each agency for the specific funding program(s) they ultimately select.

Learning Objectives
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify the key elements that are required within a research proposal, for a certain funding program under NSERC/FRQNT or CIHR/FRQS.
• Format your proposal in such a way to highlight each of these essential items.
• Draft a preliminary research proposal and send it out for appropriate peer-review and feedback.

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