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QICSS Scholarship Program

QICSS Scholarships

The QICSS Scholarship Program provides financial support for M.A. and Ph.D. students whose research is based on Statistics Canada or the Institut de la statistique du Québec detailed micro-data available in QICSS laboratories. 

The objectives of the QICSS Scholarships Program are three-fold: 

  • To promote M.A. and Ph.D. student research making use of the detailed databases from Statistics Canada and the Institut de la statistique du Québec, available in the QICSS laboratories;
  • To reward students' scientific production achieved in the context of QICSS projects; and
  • To encourage the rapid completion of master's program by providing financial support to MA students who decide to devote one entire semester to data analysis, after obtaining complementary funding. 

Overview:

Three categories of scholarships

  1. Entrance scholarships for MA student ($1000) or Ph.D. student ($2000);
  2. Grants for students research outcomes for MA student (maximum of $1000) or Ph.D. student (maximum of $4000);
  3. Matching grants for intensive research for MA student only ($2000).

* Maximal total amount of $4000 for MA students and of $6000 for Ph.D. students.
* Three categories of scholarships are available to students throughout the year.

Scholarship applications can be submitted throughout the year.


New: CRDCN Grant

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the use of data made available by the Canadian Network of Research Data Centers, including at the QICSS. It aims to promote the Network among students and faculty in university departments across the country. 

Overview

$1,000 grant for Ph.D. students who are undertaking thesis-related research in one of the 30 RDCs or branches at universities across the country. 


Entrance Scholarships

Application form

Eligibility:

  • Full-time students registered in a MA or Ph.D. program  at one of the QICSS member institutions
  • Access to data already granted in a QICSS laboratory or branch for the purpose  of completing a master or doctoral thesis
  • Starting date of the project is January 1, 2012 or later
  • Not previously granted a QICSS scholarship

Amount:

  • MA student: $1000
  • Ph.D. student: $2000

Condtions:

  • One single payment upon signature of the contract by Statistics Canada or the Institut de la statistique du Québec.

Grants to Students Research Outcomes

Application form

Eligibility:

  • Students  who publish a text or give a presentation based upon findings from their QICSS project for their MA or Ph.D. thesis

Amount:

  • The amount varies according to the type of scientific outcome:
    • Article in a scientific journal (refereed): $ 700
    • Book chapter in a scientific publication: $ 700
    • Paper published in a "working paper" series: $ 300
    • Oral presentation or poster in a scientific conference or symposium (refereed): $ 300
    • Research Report produced for a government agency or other: $ 500
  • MA student: up to a maximum of $1000
  • Ph.D. student: up to a maximum of $2000

Conditions:

  • MA students:
    • Eligible for one single research production grant
    • Deadline for submission: no later than 12 months after the end of the project contract
    • The application must include a list of all scientific outcomes and, if necessary,  a proof of acceptance for publication (letter from the editor) or communication (conference program)
  • Ph.D. students:
    • Eligible for two research production grants
    • Deadline for submission: no later than 12 months after the end of the project contract
    • The application must include a list of all scientific outcomes and, if necessary, a proof of acceptance for publication (letter from the editor) or communication (conference program)

Complementary Grants to MA students for one semester of intensive data analysis

Application form

Eligibility:

  • Full-time students registered in a MA program at one of the QICSS member institutions
  • Master thesis is part of an active QICSS project
  • Not already funded by a major granting agency (FRQSC, FRQS, SSHRC,  CIHR,...)
  • Equivalent complementary funding from the university, department, research center, research team, supervisor

Amount:

  • $ 2,000 in two installments of $ 1,000 each: one taking place at the beginning of the semester and the other at mid-term upon submission of a progress report approved by the MA supervisor

Conditions:

  • Must spend most of the time throughout the semester performing data analysis in a QICSS laboratory or branch (at least 3 days/week)
  • Must not be enrolled in more than one course during the semester devoted to data analysis

The CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grant

Application form

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Ph.D. student enrolled full-time in a Canadian university;
  • Have successfully completed the Ph.D. comprehensive examinations for his/her program of study; and
  • Have an approved RDC-based research project related to her or his Ph.D. dissertation.

Amount:

  • $1,000

Conditions:

  • Acknowledge the use of the RDC and the support of the CRDCN in her/his thesis and other outputs (e.g. conference presentation, scientific publication, etc.) related to the research conducted in the RDC (CRDCN Emerging Scholars designation).
  • Inform the CRDCN when his/her thesis has been successfully submitted; and
  • Attend, as feasible and appropriate, the CRDCN annual conference and/or other CRDCN sponsored events to present his/her research results.