“Student Scholarship” Program


Application deadline: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 23:59

Each year, CRIR offers a limited number of scholarships at the research Master’s ($8,000), research Doctoral ($15,000) and Postdoctoral ($20,000) levels for CRIR student members who are supervised by regular CRIR researchers (principal director), including international students and students from other Canadian provinces.

To be eligible for the CRIR scholarship competition, students must be supervised by a CRIR regular researcher and be a student member in good standing. To become a member or to update your academic status to be in good standing (e.g. change of Master’s, PhD, postdoctoral level), please complete the online registration form.

The scholarship competition is usually launched in May of each year. CRIR student members will be notified by email when we start accepting submissions.

AGE-WELL NCE is joining the CRIR for a third consecutive year, to provide scholarships to outstanding individuals who wish to commence, pursue or sustain their research training or program in the field of technology and aging. This support will be provided by co-funding top applications submitted to CRIR’s 2022 Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholarship competition.


Graduate and postdoctoral scholarship

The program is intended for university students undertaking their graduate studies at the CRIR. Scholarships are available to candidates who wish to complete their master’s research, doctoral research, or postdoctoral internships under the supervision of a CRIR Regular Researcher. The duration and amount of the scholarships are determined in accordance with the FRQS regulations and the funds available.


The applicant is eligible for the program if, he or she:

  • is registered in a regular research master’s, doctoral research, or postdoctoral program at CRIR in the fall of 2022;
  • is a student member in good standing at CRIR (for Fall 2022 registration, you must complete the membership form now)
  • is supervised by a regular CRIR researcher (your principal director) in good standing (as of April 2022)
  • has cumulated a grade point average greater than 3.5 out of 4.3 or 3.1 out of 4.0 or the equivalent during your university studies.

The applicant remains eligible for the program if, he or she:

  • already holds a named scholarship from a fund not recognized by the FRQS from September 2022 to April 2023 for their current level of study. They must then demonstrate, in writing, that the organization allows the accumulation of scholarships at the time of the application to CRIR.
  • holds several scholarships from organizations not recognized by the FRQS (e.g. foundations) and that the total amount of the scholarships (including the one from CRIR, if successful) is less than $30k for masters and PhDs and $40k for post-docs, for the year in which the scholarship is awarded (September 2022 to April 2023).
  • has already received one (1) CRIR scholarship (in the same level of study). Provided they demonstrate having submitted an application in at least two competitions by FRQS-recognized organizations since receiving their most recent CRIR scholarship. A maximum of two CRIR scholarships per level of study is permitted.

The applicant is not eligible for the program if, he or she:

  • has already received a named scholarship from a recognized organization (CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC, FRQS, FRQSC, FRQNT, IRSST, NCE) in their current level of study, and during the CRIR competition period, i.e. from September 2022 to April 2023.



👉 Application form completed (online), accompanied by the supporting documents requested:

  • A title and description of the research project (maximum 2 pages)*
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae of your choice, including awards and prizes received – Indicate the amounts received and the dates covered by the award(s). It is strongly recommended to use the CV format: CIHR Biosketch
  • Up-to-date university transcripts (from all your training: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Postdoctorate). Official and unofficial transcripts accepted.
    International student: Provide a grade equivalency chart from your country.
  • A description of your “Engagement capacity: integrated pathway, social mobilization, and links with the sustainable development goals” (maximum 1 page)*
  • A description of any interruptions or slowing down in your research activities (e.g. maternity leave, sick leave, COVID-19, etc.). (250 words maximum) Optional
  • A description of how your research project relates to the mission and goals of AGE-WELL (250 words maximum). Please refer to AGE-WELL’s challenge areas and mission to formulate your response* Optional
  • Proof of participation in two competitions of recognized organizations in the current year, if you have already been a recipient of a CRIR scholarship since starting your current level of study. If this is not possible, please provide an explanation. Optional
  • Proof that your external funding allows for the accumulation of awards*If applicable
  • Indicate in which the CRIR 2022-2028 Development Plan orientations does your project best fit*

*See the application form for more details.

It is strongly recommended that you consult the application form and the evaluation grid before and during the preparation of your application.




Announcement of results

The decision of the evaluation committee will be notified by e-mail to the candidates, before August.

👉 For additional information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.
     If your questions are not answered, please contact administration.crir@ssss.gouv.qc.ca




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: I am still waiting to hear back about an award application and will not receive it until after the CRIR program deadline (May 25, 2022). Can I still apply?
A: Yes. If you are selected for a CRIR award and in the meantime you have received an award from another organization, you must inform us and choose the award of your choice, according to the selection criteria of each organization.

Q: What is a named scholarship?
A: A named scholarship is an award issued in the name of a student as a result of an award competition posted by a granting agency (CIHR, Foundations, FRQS, etc.). When students are selected by the agency, a letter is sent to them confirming that they have been awarded a named scholarship.

Q: Am I eligible for the CRIR scholarship competition if I have already received a named scholarship from a recognized organization (SSHRC, NSERC, FRQS, FRQSC, FRQNT, CIHR, IRSST, NCE) in my current level of study and during the CRIR competition period, i.e. from September 2022 to April 2023?
A: No. You are not eligible for the CRIR scholarship competition.

Q: What do you mean by “demonstrate by a written document that the organization allows the accumulation of scholarships” when submitting the application to CRIR?
A: You must present us with a letter/email received by the organization or share with us the page on the organization’s website, which demonstrates that the accumulation of scholarships is permitted.

Q: What is included in the $30k for masters and PhD and $40k for post docs?
A: All scholarships that come from non-recognized organizations (e.g. foundations), excluding travel scholarships and scholarships that come from supervisors.

Q: I finish in December 2022, can I still apply?
A: Yes. You are eligible if you are enrolled in a regular research master’s program, research doctorate, or undertaking postdoctoral studies at CRIR in the fall of 2022. The amount of the award will be revised accordingly.


International Students:

Q: The scholarships received in my country are listed on my resume. Do I also need to list the value of this scholarship in Canadian dollars (CAD)?
Yes, your resume must include scholarships received in your country and they must indicate the equivalent in CAD money. Provide a reference table of grades from your country.