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The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture provides 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).

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

If you have questions regarding this competition, please contact the Graduate Studies Coordinator (Jimmy Couturier – jimmy.couturier@ubishops.ca).

Frequently asked questions

I am graduating from my undergraduate degree during Winter 2023. Am I eligible to hold a FRQSC Summer Internship during Summer 2023, 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.