The Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) is proud to highlight its students’ involvement across northern research. From sharing their results at conferences, publishing papers, participating in various training opportunities and internships, or simply by obtaining their degree, the students at the Centre for Northern Studies actively contribute to the CEN’s visibility and mission.
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, we invite you to explore the scholarships and awards available for CEN student members! The criteria and requirements for each award can be found on the CEN website and on the Intranet. In order to be eligible for these awards and scholarships, it is essential that you complete your application to the CEN as a student member within the first year following your enrolment in a master's or doctoral program.
Applications are open for awards and scholarships year-round and are evaluated once a year by the Student Committee and the Board of Direction. You can apply now for the next competition which ends on March 1, 2023.
The Student Committee (DCÉ) would like to welcome its newest members:
We would also like to thank outgoing members Paola Ayala Borda, Catherine Deslauriers, Julie-Pascale Labrecque-Foy and Vincent Sasseville for their invaluable involvement in the Student Committee this past year! Thank you and good luck in your future projects!
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The CEN Student Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
|Érika Boisvert-Vigneaultemail@example.com||Department of Applied Geomatics - Université de Sherbrooke||March 1, 2022|
|Rose-Marie Cardinalfirstname.lastname@example.org||Department of geography - Université Laval||September 23, 2021|
|Madeleine-Zoé Corbeil-Robitailleemail@example.com||Department of biology, chemistry and geography - UQAR||May 1, 2021|
|Rachel Demersfirstname.lastname@example.org||Department of biology, chemistry and geography - UQAR||March 1, 2022|
|Frédéric Dulude-de Broinemail@example.com||Department of Biology - Université Laval||March 1, 2022|
|Elisabeth Hardy-Lachancefirstname.lastname@example.org||Department of geography - Université de Montréal||May 1, 2020|
|Maxime Laroseemail@example.com||Department of Basic Sciences - UQAC||March 1, 2022|
|Julie Majorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Department of biology, chemistry and geography - UQAR||March 1, 2022|
|Alex Mavrovic||Alex.Mavrovic@UQTR.ca||Department of Environmental Sciences - UQTR||May 1, 2020|
|Juliette Ortetemail@example.com||Department of Environmental Sciences - UQTR||March 1, 2022|
|Tabatha Rahmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Department of geography - Université Laval||September 23, 2021|
|Antoine Rollandemail@example.com||Department of Applied Geomatics - Université de Sherbrooke||March 1, 2022|
|Joëlle Voglimaccifirstname.lastname@example.org||Department of biology, chemistry and geography - UQAR||March 1, 2022|
|Matthieu Weiss-Blaisemail@example.com||Department of Biology - Université Laval||June 1, 2022|
To become a CEN member, you MUST be a registred graduate student under the direction or co-direction of a regular or an associate CEN member.
Please send the following information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will send you a username and password to complete the online membership request form. In addition to your personal information and information about your academic program, you will be asked to provide a short description of your projet (in French and in English) divided in the following sections:
In the case where your are doing a accelated passage from Master's to doctorate, there is no need to fill in a new application. Simply send an email to email@example.com that will proceed to the modification of your status.
To be admissible to the CEN scholarship programs, you must 1) be a student member and 2) have submitted your thoroughly completed membership request form no later than one year following the start date of your study program.
As of September 2017, there is only one competition per year for CEN awards and scholarships. This is intended to facilitate budget management and ensure that all individuals who meet the eligibility criteria receive support from the CEN for its activities rather than establishing competitive criteria.
In addition, due to the increasing number of applications, the amount allocated to each of the awards is subject to change without notice based on the number of applications received. If the number of applications exceeds the budgeted amount, students will receive a percentage of the maximum amount of the award or scholarship for which they have applied. This percentage will vary depending on the total number of requests received. The amounts indicated on the CEN scholarships and awards web page are therefore indicative and represent the maximum amounts that may be awarded and not the amounts necessarily allocated.
All requests must be submitted via the CEN intranet. (http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/intranet)
Email requests will be refused.
For any questions regarding the scholarships and awards program, or if you would like to have your supporting documents pre-approved, please do not hesitate to contact your Dedicated Student Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The student committee considers a scholarship as financial support to the student for training, an internship or conference registration for a postdoctoral fellow. It is therefore expected that the recipient will communicate the amount received to its director or other organization funding its participation in this activity, so that the funding obtained does not exceed the expenses incurred.
In contrast, an award is an amount given by the student committee to the recipient to recognize active participation in a conference, publication or graduation.
The CEN has several scholarship programs for its graduate students and a scholarship program for its postdoctoral fellows.
To receive the full amount of CEN scholarships and awards, the student or postdoctoral fellow must be a regular member of the CEN, that is, a member of the CEN and no other FRQNT group.
A student who is also part of another FRQNT group has associate membership status (see CEN membership rules). The latter may apply for prizes and a scholarship awarded to students who are regular members of the CEN, but is entitled to only 50% of the value of each scholarship or award.
ATTENTION: The student's affiliation with the CEN must be clearly indicated in publications and in oral or poster presentations to be eligible for scholarship programs. For oral or poster presentations, the affiliation must be indicated in the official program of the event. In the case where there is only one space to indicate affiliation at registration, the student must indicate the CEN or put, for example, "Laval University / Center for Northern Studies" or "Laval University / CEN". In addition, since it is impossible to know in advance if the organizing committee of a conference will put all or no affiliation, we strongly recommend that you take a "screenshot" when you complete the registration form. This ensures that you have proof that you have indicated the CEN in your official affiliations.
To recognize the outstanding work done by undergraduate students, the CEN offers a scholarship of excellence for research work done during the bachelor's degree. More specifically, this scholarship is intended to support students attending conferences or being the first author of a scientific publication. The amounts awarded will be the same as for graduate students (see details in the following sections).
To be eligible for the award for participation in a national or international congress, the following supporting documents are required:
To be eligible for the award for a publication as a first author, the following supporting documents are required:
In addition to other supporting documents, the student must provide proof signed by the supervising researcher that he or she is working with a CEN researcher. If the student does not have an intranet account, the request can be sent directly to the CEN student committee by email (email@example.com).
Please note that only 10 undergraduate awards are available per year.
Jean Huot is an honorary member of CEN. His research focuses on reconciling the ecology and conservation of northern mammals with forest management practices. He has been a scientific advisor to several organizations and is still a member of the scientific review committees for environmental monitoring and research.
The Jean Huot Award of Excellence recognizes excellence in the performance of graduate students who have completed their studies within an exceptional time frame.
At the master's level, the initial deposit must take place before or during the 21st month of the studies concerned. At the doctorate level, the initial deposit must take place before or during the 48th month of the studies concerned (or 60th month in the case of a transition to a doctorate). All months count from registration, including field months, except for parental or sick leave, for which proof will be required.
The amounts allocated are $500 for the master's degree and $1,000 for the doctorate.
Supporting document to be provided:
The Publication Excellence Award is intended to encourage publication by CEN graduate students in peer-reviewed journals and scientific books (chapters). Publications must have the status "accepted" for the award of this prize. The student has two (2) years following the final submission of his or her thesis to submit his or her application for a publication excellence award. The student must be the first author of the publication on the work done at CEN. The student must indicate his membership of the CEN in his affiliation in the article. Articles at the master's and doctoral levels are not cumulative, except during a direct transition to the doctorate.
The amounts allocated for publication excellence are as follows:
* Up to a competition of 5 papers.
Have you published in the last six months a paper (in a refereed journal), a book chapter, a book chapter, a book, etc., resulting from the work done as part of your research conducted in Quebec? You may also be interested in the FRQ's Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Awards, which is awarded each month and has a value of $1,000.
These awards for oral or poster communication at national or international conferences aim to recognize the active participation of the graduate student on the national and international scientific scene. Presentations in workshop-type working groups are not accepted.
The request for this award can be made before or after the participation in the congress. A request for eligibility before attending the congress will allow an agreement in principle to be reached. In all cases, an application after participation in the congress must be duly completed and accompanied by all supporting documents. Only after receipt of the request and supporting documents will the prize be paid.
ATTENTION: If the student requires an agreement in principle before the next scholarship submission deadline, he or she must inform the student committee by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The student must be the first author of the oral or poster communication on work done at the CEN.The student must make the oral or poster presentation himself.
It is possible to receive an award for an oral and poster presentation presented at the same conference.
If the student wishes to submit applications for two oral presentations at two international conferences for the same scholarship and award competition (the year begins on March 1 and ends on February 28 or 29 of the following year), the second international oral presentation may be eligible for the award as a national presentation. The same applies to two poster presentations for two international congresses. It should be noted that these rules do not apply to participation in two national congresses: the second such congress will not be eligible for the prize
Note: Pan-canadian conventions are considered national conventions. Proof of an annual or bi-annual meeting of the Canadian association or professional group in question is required. Seminars from centres of excellence (e.g. ArcticNet) are not eligible, with some exceptions.
* En relation avec la situation actuelle due à la pandémie de COVID-19, les participations à des conférences en mode virtuel sont acceptées. Les conditions et les pièces justificatives sont toujours applicables, à l'exception de la pièce confirmant la présence sur place (la preuve d'inscription à la conférence est suffisante).
This scholarship is intended for postdoctoral researchers who wish to make an oral or poster presentation at a national or international conference. The request for this prize can be made before or after the participation in the congress. A request for eligibility before attending the congress will allow an agreement in principle to be reached. In all cases, an application after participation in the congress must be duly completed and accompanied by all supporting documents. Only after receipt of the request and supporting documents will the prize be paid.
ATTENTION: If the postdoctoral fellow requires an agreement in principle before the next award submission deadline, he or she must notify the student committee by email (email@example.com).
The postdoctoral researcher must be the first author of the oral communication or poster on work done at the CEN.
The postdoctoral researcher must make the oral or poster presentation himself.
The award is offered to cover the cost of registration for one or more conferences. Registration fees may be accumulated up to a maximum of $300 for a scientific poster and $500 for an oral presentation for one year of awarding the prizes (March 1 to February 28-29).
This scholarship is intended for graduate students who wish to complete training other than their course program, but which is related to their studies (example: ArcGIS software training, first aid training, etc.). Training must not be associated with university credits.
The scholarship is offered to cover the cost of registering for one or more training courses. Registration fees can be accumulated up to a maximum of $200 per year.
This scholarship is intended for students who wish to spend a training or research stay in a university institution, centre or research unit in Nunavik or outside Quebec, while promoting inter-university exchanges between professors-researcher and teaching/reasearch units at the various universities. The application for this scholarship can be made before or after participation in the training course or exchange program. An application for eligibility before participation will allow agreement in principle to be reached. In all cases, an application after participation in the internship must be duly completed on the Intranet and accompanied by all supporting documents. Only after receipt of the request and supporting documents will the prize be paid.
It is possible to obtain the mobility scholarship more than once, but internships must be done at different locations and applications completed in different scholarship years (year begins on March 1 and ends on February 28 or 29 of the following year)
ATTENTION: If the student requires an agreement in principle before the next scholarship submission deadline, he or she must inform the student committee by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The minimum duration of the internship or exchange must be 3 weeks for a master's student and 6 weeks for a doctoral student. These weeks may or may not be consecutive (under certain conditions).
The amount allocated will cover the student's personal expenses up to a maximum of $500 for the master's degree and $1,000 for the doctorate.
Finally, you have completed your graduate studies! The CEN is pleased to celebrate this important event in your career by awarding you the End of Study Award. The application for this prize can be made after the final submission of the master's thesis or doctoral thesis. The student will be required to submit a final version of his or her thesis to the CEN. Through this procedure, CEN will be able to collect information on the various research projects carried out as part of the centre's scientific activities. Note that this award may be in addition to the Jean Huot Award of Excellence for Performance.
The amount allocated is:
According to the conference format, up to 4 prizes worth $200 each (2 for master's students, 2 for doctoral students) will be awarded for the best posters and/or oral presentations.
This brand new scholarship was launched in 2021 to recognize the importance of Professor Louis-Edmond Hamelin, founder of the CEN, for its interest to study the North. Reflecting Hamelin's ideologies, this award is intends to recognize student initiatives that contribute to "Knowing the North" (generating knowledge to better understand the North), "Doing the North" (contributing to the development of the North for the North) and "Telling the North" (sharing knowledge of the North and contributing to its visibility). The Founder's Award will be presented annually at the CEN Annual Conference to a CEN student or student-represented team for outstanding contributions to northern research. Application is done by e-mail (email@example.com) between March 1st and December 15 of each years.
The purpose of the Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) is to encourage and support Canadian university students with an interest in northern studies and conducting thesis research in Northern regions, by assisting them to gain northern professional experience and training, through the issuance of supplementary funds.
Universities receiving Northern Scientific Training Program support are encouraged to develop a special focus for training in northern studies, to orient students towards northern studies and northern careers, and to foster an exchange of information among scholars of various disciplines with an interest in the Canadian North.
You are :
then you are eligible for the NSTP!
The Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) is administered by Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR). It was established in 1961 to encourage Canadian universities to participate in training northern specialists to meet national needs.
This program interests you? Each fall, the program receives online applications from students all over Canada. All applications and reports (filled out by those who have received the grant the previous year) must be completed online by the last day of October every year.
|CEN affiliated institutions||NSTP Chair person||Phone number|
|Université Laval||Mickael Lemayfirstname.lastname@example.org||(418) 656-3340|
|INRS-ETE||Monique Bernieremail@example.com||(418) 654 2585|
|UQAR||Sandrine Hogue-Hugronfirstname.lastname@example.org||(418) 723-1986 #1965|
|UQAC||Milla Rautioemail@example.com||(418) 545-5011 #5084|
|UQTR||Christophe Kinnardfirstname.lastname@example.org||(819) 376-5011 # 3351|
|UQAM||Jonathan Verreaultemail@example.com||(514) 987-3000 # 3375|
|Université de Montréal||Pierre de Coninckfirstname.lastname@example.org||(514) 343-7909|
|Université de Sherbrooke||Alexandre Langlois||A.Langlois2@USherbrooke.ca||(819) 821-8000 #65690|
|McGill University||Hans Larssonemail@example.com||(514) 398-4086 #089457|
|Concordia University||Mark Watsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(514) 848-2424 #2545|
Are you a university student or a postdoctoral fellow and in the past 6 months, have you published an article (in a peer-reviewed journal), a book, a book chapter, etc., resulting from research you carried out in the province of Québec? You might be interested in the FRQ Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award of 1 000 $, which is awarded every month.
The Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) is the student awards program of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS). The Trust was established in 1982 to further the Association’s mandate to advance knowledge and understanding of Canada’s North by offering student awards for exceptional northern-based research. The purpose of the CNST is to foster scholars and scientists with northern experience and at the same time to enhance educational opportunities available for northern residents to obtain post-secondary education at Canadian colleges and universities.
Prizes and scholarships (ranging from 1 000$ to 50 000$) are awarded each year. For more information visit ACUNS website.