CIRM-AIEQ Mobility Grants

This grant program is not currently offered.

2 Grants awarded each year
2 500$ Value of each grant

CIRM-AIEQ Mobility Grants aim to stimulate research on Montréal in an interdisciplinary perspective at the national and international levels. They are awarded annually by CIRM and the Association internationale des études québécoises (AIEQ) to the most stimulating projects related to CIRM's mission. Exclusive to CIRM members, these grants aim to stimulate exchange and mobility. International members can apply to it to carry out a research stay at CIRM or to participate in a scientific activity in the province of Quebec, whereas CIRM members can apply for it to carry out a research stay or to participate in a scientific activity abroad.


  • The candidate must be a member of CIRM and AIEQ, or have applied to become one;
  • For participation in a conference, the candidate must be the first author of the communication proposal and the communication should be original;
  • Eligible expenses: travel expenses, registration fees for the conference, accommodation expenses (accommodation and daily allowance).


Application contents

To submit your application, please provide the following information to stephan.gervais [at] (Stéphan Gervais) and elissa.kayal [at] (Elissa Kayal )before March 7, 2019:

  • A short resume;
  • For a conference (in the province of Quebec or abroad), a cover letter that mentions the following elements: title of presentation, location and date of presentation, event framework, relevance of this scientific event, benefits anticipated;
  • For a research project at CIRM, a letter of presentation that mentions the following elements: title of the research project, date and length of stay, relevance of this stay for the research project and expected benefits.


Evaluation criteria

For a conference in the province of Quebec or abroad

  • The scope of the conference: Is the meeting of international scope and bringing together university researchers from several institutions?
  • Selection methods: Has the communication been accepted by a peer committee or is it a conference following an invitation from the organizing committee composed of peers?
  • Consistency with CIRM's mandate: Does the paper relate to Montreal and does it allow for the involvement of local partners?

For a research project at CIRM

  • Overall quality of the project;
  • Coherence of the project with CIRM's mandate;
  • Relevance of the project with CIRM's structuring research projects;
  • Impact and professional impact of the project for the candidate;
  • Impact and repercussions of the project for local partners.


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