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GPLL434 - Developing a competitive Doctoral scholarship application: NSERC, CIHR, FRQNT, FRQS

This workshop will help students to develop and finalize scholarship applications. In it, we will focus on the major federal and provincial agencies providing scholarships in research sectors related to natural sciences/engineering (NSERC, FRQNT) and health (CIHR, FRQS). A brief overview of many essential components will be provided, but strong emphasis will be given on ways to ensure a complete, eligible, and competitive application.

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


Learning Objectives


After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify and ensure “fit” between their proposed research, stage of graduate training, and funding programs/agencies they are applying to;
2. Ensure that transcripts, letters of reference, and all other application materials will be finished in time for any hard deadlines;
3. Draft a strong statement of proposed research;


Leaders Information


This workshop is led by Michael Verwey, the Fellowship Development Advisor in the School of Graduate Studies at Concordia University. After completing his doctorate in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University, Michael was a postdoctoral researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute. In support of these research experiences, Michael has held several competitive scholarships and fellowships, from the FRQS, CIHR, NSERC, and Concordia University. More recently, Michael has continued to contribute to the development of research proposals and the management of funding competitions through his previous roles in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at McGill University, as the Manager of Programs at Brain Canada Foundation, and as an independent consultant for Canadian faculty and researchers.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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