Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students in a Research program | GPLL466


There are numerous funding programs available to graduate students who are undertaking academic research and working towards a thesis. This workshop will introduce the scholarship programs and funding agencies available to Concordia graduate students.

There will be an overview of the major federal and provincial funding agencies that provide research scholarships in the social sciences and humanities (SSHRC, FRQSC), Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSERC, FRQNT), and health (CIHR, FRQS). Students will be oriented to the 1) research areas and programs that each of these agencies support, 2) eligibility criteria, 3) funding cycles, and 4) basic elements of an application. In addition, the session will explain specific funding programs that require institutional pre-selection/nomination such as the PBEEE (under the FRQ), and the prestigious Vanier scholarship program (tri-agency).

The workshop leaders will also speak to the conference, research travel funds and mobility awards that are accessible through Concordia International and the School of Graduate Studies. Complementary information sessions about studying abroad on exchange are offered regularly by Concordia International.

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


Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify funding opportunities that are available to them to support their graduate research and training.
• Ensure alignment between their own proposed research, stage of graduate training, and funding programs/agencies.
• Plan for the timely development of a complete scholarship application.

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Amy Vincent from the School of Graduate Studies and Caroline Eastwood from Concordia International. 

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Event details

Workshop Location


Start Date

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

End Date

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Workshop days



From 09:30 to 11:00


Amy Vincent

Michael Verwey


Lidiia Shchichko


212 / 213

Registration deadline

Sunday, May 8, 2022