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The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture provides Bishop’s University with three undergraduate research scholarships of $5000 to allow undergraduate students in the social sciences, humanities and education to undertake a research assistantship under the supervision of a Bishop’s University faculty member during Summer 2022. The faculty member does not have to be funded by the FRQSC in order to supervise a student.

To be eligible to hold this scholarship, students must:

  • Be residents of the Province of Quebec under the Medical Health Insurance Act OR
  • Be able to demonstrate that they have been living in Quebec on a regular and daily basis for at least six months at the time of application AND demonstrate that they have been registered full-time in an undergraduate program at a Quebec university during the two semesters preceding the scholarship start date.

All students must have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate studies before the scholarship start date.

A complete application package includes:

  • The Scholarship Application Form.
  • An up-to-date, official university transcript.
  • Attestation from the Registrar identifying the semesters during which the candidate was a full-time, undergraduate student.
  • A photocopy of a valid RAMQ (Quebec Health Insurance) card OR any official document proving that the candidate has been living in Quebec on a regular and daily basis for at least six months (this may include: lease, phone bills, bank statements, Hydro Quebec bills that have the candidate’s name and address on them and show that the candidate has been receiving previous bills at a Quebec address for six months prior to application).
  • A cover letter from the student explaining why they should receive this funding.
  • If applicable, a document explaining exceptional measures regarding admissibility requirements.

Application deadline: February 16, 2022, 4:00 p.m. Please email your full application package to the Research Officer (rmercier@ubishops.ca).

For more information about this scholarship opportunity, please visit the FRQSC website (French only). Please note that applications may be submitted in both official languages, but the title of the project must be in French.

If you have questions regarding this competition, please contact the Research Officer (rmercier@ubishops.ca).

Frequently asked questions

I am graduating from my undergraduate degree during Winter 2022. Am I eligible to hold a FRQSC Summer Internship during Summer 2022, after the completion of my degree requirements?

Yes, you can hold a FRQSC Summer Internship following the completion of your degree (Summer 2022), provided you have not yet started your graduate studies and you meet all other eligibility criteria. You must be registered in your undergraduate degree at the time of application. However, since this funding is to initiate students to research, it would be pertinent in this case to mention what are the plans of the student now that they are done with undergrad school.

Can I be paid by this scholarship to work on my Honours thesis?

If you are selected for this funding, nothing in the guidelines prevents you from obtaining credits while being paid by this scholarship. However, some programs might prevent you from being paid while obtaining credits, so this would be program-dependent.