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Student Awards

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


  • 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.
  • New and returning graduate student members, including visiting students, are eligible to apply for CIRMMT student awards to pursue interdisciplinary research projects within the Centre’s mandate.  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. Students should only apply for one project per application round.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Application Process

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, March 22, at 4:00 pm.
  • If a deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through the following Monday at 4pm.
  • An application form is available to download: CIRMMT Student Award Application form
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the CIRMMT Executive Committee in consultation with external advisers as needed. Results will be announced by April 15.
  • 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.

Selection Criteria

  • Quality as well as the interdisciplinarity of the proposal.
  • Relevance of the proposal to CIRMMT's mission.
  • 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.