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The CERMA scholarship competition aims to support the student community in their research projects and to encourage the creation of new collaborative projects involving several CERMA faculty members. This initiative also aims to diversify students’ training and improve their CVs. Finally, the competition intends to promote a greater integration of sustainable development in the projects, in accordance with the new strategic orientations of CERMA.

These are four annual scholarships in the amount of $5,000. Recipient students will be able to use the bursary according to their needs.

To see the rules of the 2022-2023 scholarship contest, click here

To see the recipients of previous years, click here

Contest rules

  • Projects must be the result of collaboration between at least two faculty members of the Centre, with preference given to new collaborations
  • The application may be submitted jointly by two students from the two research teams
  • The project must fit into one of CERMA’s research axes and respond to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Each grant will be in the amount of $5,000 for 1 year
  • A total of four (4) projects will be funded
  • The awarded grant must be used within one year and will not be renewable
  • The application must be submitted by the student(s)
  • The application will be evaluated on the quality and scientific relevance of the project, on how it will address the identified SDGs and on the CV of the student(s). The clarity, coherence and quality of the presentation of the application will also be considered
  • The student(s) must not be a summer student of the research group(s)
  • At the end of the award, a report must be provided outlining the results obtained, the impact and the achievement (or not) of the objectives
  • Depending on the case, the amount will be paid to the student’s account or to the appropriate project account of the faculty member

Presentation of the application

The application must contain the following elements:

  • Student’s curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
  • A document including:
    • Name of the student
    • Title of the project
    • Faculty members involved
    • Description of the project (2 pages maximum)
      • overall goal and relevance of the project
      • objectives for the duration of the award
      • benefits or necessity of the proposed project
      • if applicable, the benefits or necessity of the collaboration
      • expected benefits (in terms of science, project advancement)
    • Paragraph specifying which Sustainable Development Goals the project aims to address and how (approximately 200-300 words)
    • Planned use of the grant (remuneration, purchase of materials or equipment, conference, training) with budget estimates and a brief timeline (1 page maximum)

For any question and to transmit the request, contact the generic address of Cerma: cerma@ulaval.ca.