Student Awards

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  • A document with best practices regarding working in an interdisciplinary group has been created to help guide you. We encourage you to review this before applying.
  • Graduate student members of CIRMMT, including visiting students, are eligible to apply for CIRMMT student awards to pursue interdisciplinary research projects within the Centre’s mandate
  • Post-doctoral students are not eligible for this funding.
  • Master’s and Doctoral students may submit single or group applications.
  • Eligible group applicants must be working on a research project that involves a minimum of two students with supervisors from different disciplines, at least one of whom is a Regular member of CIRMMT.
  • Eligible single applicants must be supervised by at least one CIRMMT Regular member, although co-supervision by another researcher, ideally a CIRMMT Regular member from a different discipline, is encouraged. Applicants with only one supervisor need to justify their choice.
  • Applications must be relevant to CIRMMT’s mission. Selection will be based on the quality as well as the interdisciplinarity of the proposal.


  • New group and single applicants are eligible for a maximum of $5000 per person.
  • Renewals: Students who have successfully applied before can receive a subsequent student award, but only for new projects, preferably with new team members, and at a reduced funding level of a maximum of $3000 each.


  • In order to be considered eligible for CIRMMT funding, students are expected to attend:
    • EITHER a minimum of 4 out of 6 Distinguished Lectures in the 12 months prior to the application deadline,
    • OR a minimum of 3 out of 6 Distinguished Lectures and significantly contribute to the organization of a CIRMMT workshop along with the RA co-leaders in the 12 months prior to the application deadline.
    • NOTE: In both situations above, ONE Distinguished Lecture can be replaced by attending a live@CIRMMT concert.
    • All attendance will be tracked via sign-up sheet for in-person events.
    • Event attendance requirements are instated to demonstrate the applicant’s active involvement in CIRMMT activities. If the applicant does not meet these requirements, extenuating circumstances will be reviewed, and proof must be provided.
    • Students from universities outside Montreal (U. de Sherbrooke and Université Laval) are exempt from fulfilling the in-person event requirements but are encouraged to attend when possible.


    CIRMMT Student Award Application form

    • DEADLINE: February 1st, 4pm. If the deadline falls on a weekend/holiday, applications will be accepted through the following business day at 4pm.
    • One complete electronic copy, in a single PDF document, of the form and all additional documents must be submitted to the Centre’s Administrative Officer (jacqueline.bednar [AT] by the deadline.
    • Application form notes:
      • Please note that section D must be filled out by ALL students who are applying for renewal of Student Award funding.
      • Single applicants who have only one supervisor must justify their choice in Section C.
      • CVs must be submitted by all applicants.
      • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
      • Recipients of Student Awards are required to take present at the annual Student Symposium (usually in late May) both at the start and at the end of their award in order to receive their funding.



      • Quality as well as the interdisciplinarity of the proposal.
      • Background and capability of the researcher(s) according to the CV.
      • Distinguished Lecture attendance/Workshop organization: On rare occasions, when there is money still available, after the fully eligible students have been considered, students who have not completed the full attendance requirements may receive support.