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Scholarship Program

QICSS Scholarships

Of the many missions the QICSS took on right from the start, supporting the next generation of researchers has been especially important. In that spirit, the QICSS Scholarship Program was established to bring financial support to Masters and PhD students who utilize datasets from Statistics Canada or from the Institut de la statistique du Québec when working in the QICSS’s laboratories.

The QICSS’s Scholarship Program is the only one of its kind within the Canadian Research Data Centre Network. Conceived with the goal of developing the research capabilities of early-career researchers, QICSS scholarships help students complete their programs of study more rapidly, and reward and highlight scientific production realized in their course of study.

The program offers three categories of scholarships: Entrance Scholarships, which support research carried out at QICSS for the purpose of obtaining a Master’s or PhD; Complementary Grants for intensive data analysis, awarded to those who devote a semester to intensive data analysis in the context of work towards their Master’s thesis; and the Grants for Student Research Outcomes, which give students an incentive to disseminate their findings in the form of presentations at conferences or symposia, or through articles in scientific journals.

Overview:

  1. Entrance scholarships ($1000 for MA students and $2000 for Ph.D. students)
  2. Grants for students research outcomes for MA students (maximum of $1000) or Ph.D. students (maximum of $4000)
  3. Complementary grants for intensive data analysis ($2000 for MA students only)

The three categories of scholarships are available to students throughout the year and applications may be submitted at any time during the year. The total amount of scholarships cannot exceed $4000 for MA students and $6000 for Ph.D. students.


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 for the purpose of completing a master or doctoral thesis. Applicants must be able to attest to this by means of a letter from the research director
  • Have your own project at the QICSS as principal investigator (only applies to those students who conduct their analyses in a Statistics Canada laboratory)

Amount:

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

Conditions:

  • One single payment when all the necessary procedures to gain access to data have been completed
  • The scholarship cannot be paid to a person who has already received a scholarship from QICSS

Grants for 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: only one scholarship up to a maximum of $1000
  • Ph.D. student: up to two scholarships up to a maximum of $2000 each

Conditions:

  • The scholarship application must be submitted no later than 12 months after the end of the project
  • The application must include a list of all scientific outcomes and a proof of acceptance for publication (letter from the editor) or communication (conference program), if applicable

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. Must not be enrolled in more than one course during the semester devoted to data analysis
  • Access to data already granted in a QICSS laboratory or branch for the purpose of completing a master or doctoral thesis. Applicants must be able to attest to this by means of a letter from the research director
  • Have your own project at the QICSS as principal investigator (only applies to those students who conduct their analyses in a Statistics Canada laboratory)
  • Receive financial support from their educational institution (supervisor, research director, research center or group) in an amount equivalent to or greater than the QICSS scholarship
  • Not benefit from a master's scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec, the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Amount:

  • $2,000

Conditions:

  • Payable 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

The CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grant

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the use of data made available by the Canadian Research Data Centre Network, including at QICSS.

Overview

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