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Many organizations outside Bishop’s University award research scholarships to students. The most important ones are the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ).

Bishop’s has access to summer research internship bursaries from NSERC and FRQSC. The allocation of the summer internship bursaries is conditional to the availability of the funds granted by the agencies.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Undergraduate Student Research Awards ($6,000 plus organization contribution)
Internal Deadline: next competition cycle Winter 2023

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture
Undergraduate Introduction to Research Scholarships ($5,000)
Internal Deadline: next competition cycle Winter 2023

Government of Canada
Canada Summer Jobs (wage subsidy)
Deadline: next competition cycle Winter 2023

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke
Paid Summer Research Training
Deadline: next competition cycle Winter 2023

Undergraduate Introduction to Research Scholarship

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)

FRQSC website.

FRQSC Bishop’s University with three undergraduate research scholarships of $5,000 to allow undergraduate students in the social sciences, humanities and education to undertake a 15 weeks research assistantship under the supervision of a Bishop’s University faculty member during the Summer 2023. 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:

  • have been registered for at least two consecutive full-time semesters or three consecutive part-time semesters in the same undergraduate program in an area covered by the FRQSC at the scholarship effective date;


  • have never held an Undergraduate Initiation to Research Scholarship.

The applicant must also:

  • have a valid Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) card at the time of application or proof that he/she has applied for a RAMQ card and that the card will be valid for the duration of the internship;


  • have been enrolled at a Québec university on a full-time basis for at least two of the three semesters prior to the date of submitting the application.

A complete application package includes:

  • The application;
  • Proof of enrolment;
  • Proof of residence in Québec;
  • Supporting document for eligibility exceptions (if applicable);
  • Letter of motivation.

Application deadline: February 17, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
Please email your full application package to the Graduate Studies Coordinator (Jimmy Couturier – jimmy.couturier@ubishops.ca).

Please note that applications may be submitted in both official languages (French or English), but the title of the project must be in French.

For further information on the scholarships, please contact the Graduate Studies Coordinator (jimmy.couturier@ubishops.ca).

Support for scholarships will be available up until two weeks prior to a competition deadline based on the availability of the staff of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.