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Student & Postdoctoral Research Grants

CSDC Students and Postdoctoral Research Grant 2019

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Introduction:

One of our central missions is to provide an enriched training environment for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows.

 

Objective:

These research grants are meant to facilitate thesis related research or knowledge mobilization ideas, related to the research axes of the CSDC, that are not eligible or suitable for funding from other sources.

 

Eligibility:

All CSDC graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are eligible for funding.

Note: grants can only be dispersed while you are a CSDC graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and can under no circumstances be paid after you have left.

 

Deadline:

There are 2 deadlines per year: February 15 and. August 15

 

Eligible expenses:

Eligible expenses under FRQSC rules include travel, graduate student stipends, hiring research professionals and technicians, administrative support and equipment purchases.

For all eligible expenses, see FRQSC Common general rules Section 8 (pp. 36-42). If you still have questions, please contact csdc-cecd [at] mcgill.ca.

Note: Subject payments and research assistants are not eligible expenses for the CSDC research grant.

 

Assessment of Applications:

The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed by the CSDC Steering Committee. Each Steering Committee member conducts a thorough review and evaluates the application on the following criteria:

  • Proposed project
  • CV applicant
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Detailed Budget (incl. details of institutional support or funding from other agencies) - File csdc_student_research_grant_v._1.xlsx

Note: the committee looks favorably upon research that will be conducted in concert with the resources of the Media Lab (both on-line and on-site)

 

Funding and tenure:

Maximum $ 1,000 per grant

The grant must be used for the project originally approved and should be used within 6 months of notification. If the grant is not used in this time-frame, an extension must be requested from and approved by the steering committee.

 

Notification of Award:

Successful applicants will be notified by email within 45 days of the submission deadline, setting forth the amount and conditions of the award. A copy of this email will be sent to the applicant’s supervisor.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email. It should be recognized that the CSDC has a limited amount of funds and, although applications may have merit, there may not be sufficient funds to award all such applications.

 

Incomplete submissions:

All applicants are strongly advised to carefully read and follow the instructions and requirements outlined in the Guidelines.

In order to maintain the principle of fairness to all applicants, guidelines must be adhered to in the preparation of Research Grant application. Non-adherence to the guidelines or incomplete submissions will lead to rejection (without appeal) of the application. Requiring adherence to the guidelines has the advantage of being unambiguous for applicants, easily enforceable by staff and/or steering committee, as well as fair and equitable for all applicants