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Inter-Centre Research Exchange Funding

N.B.: The complete eligibility requirements and information regarding the application process for this award are included in the application form.


  • All graduate student members of CIRMMT are eligible to apply for inter-centre exchange funding to conduct research within the Centre’s mandate at a recognized institution. Post-doctoral members are not eligible for this funding.  
  • REMINDER: To be eligible, students must be enrolled during the full period of the award funding. 
  • PLEASE NOTE that 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.
    • Students from universities outside Montreal (U. de Sherbrooke and Université Laval) are exempt, but are encouraged to attend when possible. CIRMMT funding applications will include a section where students will be able to indicate which Distinguished Lectures they have attended. 
    • Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed - proof must be provided.
  • CIRMMT will provide up to a maximum of $2,500 per applicant in support for travel and living expenses.

Application Process

  • DEADLINE: March 1st at 4pm for travel between April 1st and March 31st. If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through to the following Monday, 4pm.
  • An application form is available to download: CIRMMT Inter-Centre Research Exchange Application form
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the CIRMMT Executive Committee.
  • Recipients of Inter-Centre Exchange funding must provide a report and brief summary within one month after their exchange has ended.


    Selection Criteria

    • Quality of the proposal (including academic standing and demonstrated research ability).
    • Interdisciplinarity of the proposal.
    • Relevance of the proposal to CIRMMT’s mission.
    • Potential of the proposal to further collaborative research partnerships at the international level. 
    • 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.