Natural sciences, engineering, and health (NSERC/FRQNT & CIHR/FRQS): Developing of your Master’s/Doctoral scholarship application | GPLL431


This workshop is intended for current or future students in research-based graduate programs, who are preparing a Fall scholarship application to a federal or provincial government research agency.

There are many elements that need to be compiled before a complete scholarship application can be submitted. While many statements are written by the applicant, time is also required for 1) peer-review of those statements, 2) ordering official transcripts, 3) letters of support, and so on. The aim of this workshop is to present possible timelines that will help to anticipate the needs of most tri-agency and FRQ applications - due in the coming weeks and months.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Plan and anticipate the timeline(s) for applications for the tri-agency and FRQ scholarship opportunities.
  • Ensure that all elements (e.g. drafting and revision of statements, ordering transcripts, letters of support) are complete before the relevant deadline(s).
  • Start developing their own scholarship application(s) for NSERC/FRQNT/CIHR/FRQS.

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Michael Verwey, the Fellowship Development Advisor in the School of Graduate Studies at Concordia University. After completing his doctorate in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University, Michael was a postdoctoral researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute. In support of these research experiences, Michael has held several competitive scholarships and fellowships, from the FRQS, CIHR, NSERC, and Concordia University. More recently, Michael has continued to contribute to the development of research proposals and the management of funding competitions through his roles in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at McGill University, as the Manager of Programs at Brain Canada Foundation, and as an independent consultant for Canadian researchers.

Additional Information

Note: Students are ultimately still responsible for ensuring their own applications conform to the instructions and standards laid out on by each agency for the specific funding program(s) they select.

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Event details

Workshop Location


Start Date

Thursday, August 11, 2022

End Date

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Workshop days



From 09:30 to 11:00


Shiqiang Jing


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Registration deadline

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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