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In addition to the research assistantship contracts that it assigns to its students, CRIMT offers several funding programs (within the framework of its SSHRC-MCRI project) : a studentship program that aims to support the training of first-tier graduate students, as well as promoting their integration into the Centre’s scientific program, an international exchange program that allows graduate students to undertake one or several research visits abroad, particularly in institutions where CRIMT co-researchers are based, and a dissemination program, that enables doctoral students to present their work at international conferences.

These competitions are open to all student members who fit the eligibility requirements. They attract a large number of applications and are very competitive. In terms of procedure, candidates have about a month to prepare their applications.  A committee  comprising of the Centre’s scientific coordinator (who chairs the committee) and three independent co-researchers from within the Centre’s governance structure, having different disciplinary backgrounds and coming from each of the three partner universities, is responsible for the evaluation of the applications. The grant awards are confirmed by email and published on this website under the 'Competition Results' heading of the 'Training' menu.


 
     Competition - 2015 : Open   >  Deadline : 30 January 2015  
   

CRIMT also offers a recruitment fund in collaboration with its partner universities (Note: is limited to Quebec's institutions - see French version of the 'training' menu for details). By promoting new enrolments in doctoral programs in related departments, this initiative aims to integrate new students into CRIMT’s scientific program. This fund is financed by CRIMT's Regroupements stratégiques grant (Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture), as well as by local partner institutions.
 
     
    STUDENTSHIP PROGRAM      
           
    Objective

Provide support to a top tier of graduate students who are likely to achieve substantive integration into CRIMT's SSHRC-MCRI projects.


Value

Masters : Maximum of CAD $4 000

For a period ranging from 4 to 8 months, the amount of the studentship being calculated according to the number of admissible months – e.g. 8 month X $500 = CAD $4 000.The number of admissible months is calculated by subtracting from 24 the number of months that elapsed since the date of the candidate's first registration in the masters' program.

PhD :

Regular Studentship: Maximum of CAD $12 000

The studentship is for a period of 12 months. Candidates whose first registation in the PhD program dates back less than 60 months are eligible.

Completion Studentship : Maximum of CAD $10 000

For a period ranging from 1 to 10 months, the amount of the studentship being calculated according to the number of months remaining (from the date on which competition entry closes) before the projected date of thesis submission. The candidate must clearly state the projected date of submission in his or her proposal (to the nearest month), date which the supervisor or co-supervisor must approve in his or her written evaluation of the candidate. This initiative is open to all CRIMT PhD students, irrespective of when they first enrolled in the PhD program. It is also open to students who have already received CRIMT funding under the studentship program, and of whose financing is over.

IMPORTANT: Students can only receive this studentship once.


Candidates

Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as full-time foreign students registered in a Canadian university can apply if they meet the conditions of eligibility.


Eligibility

1. Admission to or registration in a recognized Masters or PhD program as a full-time student.

2.In the process of producing, or intending to produce a thesis or dissertation under the supervision or co-supervision of one of CRIMT's co-researchers.

3.Undertaking research integrated into one of the specific projects identified in CRIMT's SSHRC-MCRI research programme and being available to undertake a minimal amount of work to contribute to this specific project.

4. Not being funded by SSHRC or FQRSC scholarship programs when benefiting from the studentship.

5.The candidate's supervisor must state his or her intention to solicit local funding that would match CRIMT funding (two-thirds CRIMT/one-third local) and/or to provide it through his or her own research funds (e.g. grants) for the duration of the studentship. In other words, if the candidate asks for CAD $12 000, his or her supervisor must state his or her intention to organize a further contribution of one third of that amount, that is CAD $4 000, while CRIMT funds the remaining two-thirds, that is, CAD $8 000.


Application

Candidates must provide:

1. A brief description (two pages max.) of the candidate's' project outlining the research problem (research question, main hypothesis, main theoretical approaches, methodology) and its contribution to one of CRIMT's specific projects and scientific program. The candidate must also sketch out a timetable for his or her research, including a projected submission date for the thesis or dissertation (to the nearest month). Finally, he or she must specify the date of his or her first registration in the master's or PhD program (including students who are submitting a proposal under the PhD Completion Studentship initiative), as well as the period of funding requested.

IMPORTANT : For those seeking a renewal of funding (students for whom the duration of their first grant was less than the maximum allowed – 10 months Masters / 36 months PhD), the additional funding must be less than or equal to the difference between the maximum registration period allowed in a given program (24 months - Masters / 60 months - PhD) and the duration of their first grant. In other words, a PhD student who received an initial funding of 12 months and have been enrolled in the PhD program for 36 months could apply for a renewal of up to 24 months.

IMPORTANT: Those who seek a renewal of funding must complete the form ‘Progress Report - Renewal of Funding’.

2. A written evaluation from the candidate's supervisor (co-supervisor), stating: 1) the role of the student's project in CRIMT's research programme; 2) the quality of the candidacy and the realism of the projected timetable (including the student's projected submission date of the thesis or dissertation); 3) the supervisor's intention or capacity to solicit local funds to supplement CRIMT funding (two-thirds CRIMT/one-third local) and/or to provide it
through his or her own research funds (e.g. grants) over the duration of the studentship; 4) the supervisor's willingness to encourage the student to participate in CRIMT activities (see the meaning of participate under the Expectations and Obligations heading); 5) a brief description of expectations about the candidate's availability to contribute to the project in exchange for the studentship (this should be defined, jointly, by the student and his or her supervisor).

3. A complete CV, including contact details and email address.

4.All transcripts of academic results since starting university, including the most recent one.


Evaluation Criteria

1.The quality of the program of study and its potential contribution to the advancement of a
specific project and of CRIMT's scientific program.

2. Academic merit.

3.The capacity of the host university (or of the candidate's supervisor, through his or her own research funds) to match CRIMT funding (two-thirds CRIMT/ one-third local).


Expectations and Obligations

1. As a condition of their funding, PhD students registered for less than 24 months on the date on which competition entry closes are required to ask for public funding from either the SSHRC or the FQRSC or, in the case of a foreign student, an equivalent funding body.

2. The funding committee expects funded students to provide it with a mid-term and final report (to the satisfaction of his or her supervisor). Funding renewal is conditional on a satisfactory evaluation by the funding committee.

3. Confirmation by the supervisor at the beginning of each academic term that the student still corresponds to the eligibility criteria.

4.When signing their convention of support, students will have to confirm their intention of participating in CRIMT activities (seminars, round-tables, master classes, conferences), if
possible in person, and if not, on their computer via videoconferencing (when available). PhD students will also be expected to attend CRIMT's summer schools and bi-annual SSHRC-MCRI full-team meetings (travel and accommodation expenses paid for by CRIMT).


Submitting an Application

The deadline for submitting and applilication is at the top of the page. Please send all required documents to Nicolas Roby, CRIMT's Studentship Program, CRIMT, 3744 Jean-Brillant - Suite 411, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7.

 
         
    INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM      
           
    Objective

1.Stimulate the international training of graduate students in the context of CRIMT's SSHRC-MCRI project.

2.Allow Canadian students or full-time foreign students registered in a Canadian University to conduct part of their fieldwork in a foreign country or complete a training course in a foreign institution in which a researcher involve in one of CRIMT's research projects is working.

3.Allow foreign students to conduct part of their fieldwork in Canada or complete a training
course in a Canadian institution in which a researcher involve in one of CRIMT's research
projects is working.

IMPORTANT : This program is not intended to finance student participation in international
conferences. See Dissemination Fund.


Value

Fielwork Research:

The first component of the International Exchange program aims at covering part of the expenses incurred by students conducting fieldwork research in a foreign country. For a period ranging from 2 weeks to 2 months, the monthly allowance is CAD $1 500 (plus up
to CAD $1 000 covering the cost of a return airfare if the student's country of origin or destination is located in Europe or North America - including Mexico and CAD $1 500 if anywhere else in the world).

Training Course:

The second component of the program seeks to further the international training of students by allowing them to complete an up to 2 month training course in a foreign institution in which a researcher involve in one of CRIMT's research projects is working. The monthly allowance and airfare coverage are the same as for the fieldwork research component.

IMPORTANT : A student cannot seek distinct funding for training and fieldwork research, even though both components can merge in a single international exchange.


Eligibility

1. Be registered full-time in a recognized Masters or PhD program during the semester in
which the exchange takes place.

2. Be producing a thesis or dissertation under the supervision or co-supervision of one of
CRIMT's co-researchers and in the context of a specific project identified in CRIMT's research program.

3. Propose an international exchange which is closely linked to the achievement of his or her research project.

IMPORTANT: All training courses and fieldwork research will have to be completed by December 31th, 2015.


Application

Candidates' application should include the following documents:

1. A brief description (one and a half page) of the candidates' international exchange, which outlines its main objectives, its timetable, the quality of the scientific integration into the foreign context, its link to a specific project and to CRIMT's overall scientific program.

2. All transcripts of academic results since starting university, including the
most recent one.

3. Two written evaluations from referees, including one from the candidate's supervisor and one from a person in the host institution or organization. With regards to the training course, the person in the host institution must be a researcher involve in one of CRIMT's research projects who is willing to supervise the work of the student during his or her exchange.

4. A complete CV, including contact details and email address.


Evaluation Criteria

1. Academic merit.

2. The quality of the program proposed by the student and its potential contribution to the
advancement of CRIMT's scientific program and to the links between CRIMT affiliated
institutions.

3. Support from the student's supervisor.

4. Quality of the scientific integration into the foreign context.


Expectations and Obligations

The funding committee expects the exchange student to provide it with a report of the
international exchange at the end of the visit.


Submitting an Application

The deadline for submitting and applilication is at the top of the page. Please send all required documents to Nicolas Roby, CRIMT's International Exchange Fund, CRIMT, 3744 Jean-Brillant - Suite 411, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7.

 
         
    DISSEMINATION PROGRAM      
           
    Objective

Given the importance of disseminating the work of its PhD students, CRIMT will offer a certain number of travel grants to high profile conferences so that its most advanced students can present research results generated in the context of CRIMT's SSHRC-MCRI project. CRIMT is now considering applications for travel support from students who have submitted a proposal to a conference which will take place between January 1st and December 31th, 2015.


Value

The grant can only be used to refund (upon presentation of the original receipts) registration fees, lodging expenses (refund up to CAD $ 100 CAN per day for the total number of days of the event plus one) and travel expenses (train, plane, bus or other) by the most economic means of transportation (up to CAN $ 1 000) All other expenses will not be reimbursed.


Candidates

All students who have a Canadian passport or those who are permanent residents, as well as all fulltime foreign students registered in a Canadian university can submit an application if they meet the conditions of eligibility.

IMPORTANT: A student cannot receive more then two travel grants during the course of his or her PhD program and can only receive one grant per calendar year.


Eligibility


1. Be registered full-time in a PhD program at the time of the conference.

2. Have completed your comprehensive exams at the time of the conference.

3. Be supervised or co-supervised by one of CRIMT's co-researchers.

4. Be integrated into one of the sub-projects identified in CRIMT's SSHRC-MCRI research project and present research results that are related to both your thesis and the sub-project to which it is linked.

5.Have submitted a proposal (paper communication, posters are not covered by this program) to the conference before submitting an application..

IMPORTANT : No advance refund will be issued (ex. for transportation) without a written confirmation that the student's proposal has been accepted for presentation and no post facto refund will be issued without a written proof of participation at the conference.

6. Be the first author (or co-author) of the communication and be the presenter.

IMPORTANT : If there is more than one author, only one can receive a CRIMT dissemination fund travel grant to present it.

7. Detail the publication strategy for your paper (ex. conference proceedings, journals, etc). The students receiving the award will have to provide a copy of their text to CRIMT (so that it can be read by peers – professors and students) within four (4) months of the conference presentation or one (1) month before the submission deadline (if the date is specified – ex. conference proceedings), whichever is the first deadline. The internal peer review process is aimed at improving the text before it is submitted for publication. Students who have already received a grant from the dissemination fund will have to prove that they have submitted their text for publication in accordance with the strategy envisaged in their first grant application.

8. Submit or undertake to submit (if the closing date of competition proves to be later) an application to any student travel fund offered by the conference organizers or similar program within your own university (faculty, department or other) except, in the latter case, if the candidate intends to solicit a grant for another conference..

IMPORTANT: If you obtain funding from more than one source, the total amount of your CRIMT award will take into account the amounts obtained elsewhere and cannot exceed 100% of actual travel costs.


Application


Candidates' application should include the following documents:

1. The completed travel grant form, dated and signed (including the title, location and exact dates of the conference, the Website address of the conference when available, the link between your thesis and the theme of the conference and the relevance of the conference to your SSHRC-MCRI sub-project, the title of the communication, the name of the first author and, if applicable, of the co-author, the publication strategy, the amount of the registration fee and a description of any complementary funding strategies).

2. A letter of recommendation from the thesis (co)supervisor, in which he or she will
detail the relevance of the conference at this stage of the student's research program,
specify the nature of the link between the student's presentation and the development
of the sub-project (SSHRC-MCRI) to which the student's thesis is linked, and validate
the information given by the student regarding complementary funding strategies.

3. A copy of the abstract (proposal) submitted to the conference.

4. Written proof that the proposal was accepted for a presentation at the conference.
Candidates who won't yet be able to attest that their proposal has been accepted at the
time of their application will have to do so before any advance or post facto request for
refunds.

5. Un curriculum vitae complet, incluant les adresses courriel et postale

6. A complete CV, including mailing and email addresses. A copy of your university
transcripts of academic results, including the most recent one.


Submitting an Application

The deadline for submitting and applilication is at the top of the page. Please send all required documents to Nicolas Roby, CRIMT's Dissemination Fund, CRIMT, 3744 Jean-Brillant - Suite 411, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7.
 
           
           
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