INRS Foundation Scholarships
The INRS Foundation creates new scholarships each year to support its student community, the next generation of scientists in Quebec and beyond. They are awarded through the generosity of members of the university community, private companies and foundations, as well as graduates and friends of INRS.
To learn more about the competitions, to apply or for more information on the scholarships offered, visit the INRS scholarship directory.
This scholarship is created in memory of the brilliant INRS graduate and generous postdoctoral researcher of Italian origin Andrea Rovere. Tragically departed in 2021, he focused his research during his promising academic career on a new type of nanostructure capable of generating electrons with high intensity terahertz (THz) waves. This scholarship has been awarded to students enrolled at the INRS Energy Materials Telecommunications Centre from 2023 onwards.
Bourse de transition de carrière
In line with the Institut national de la recherche scientifique’s (INRS) goals of equity, diversity and inclusion, INRS senior management has created the INRS Career Transition Scholarship. The scholarship, which is awarded as of the 2022-2023 academic year, is intended to provide support to new students who are returning to school after different personal and professional experiences.
Bourse de la Fondation Arbour
Thanks to the representations of the INRS Foundation, the Institute is added to the university partners of the programme. As of 2022, INRS students have access to the Arbour Foundation’s generous scholarship program. Scholarships at the master’s ($13,000) and doctoral ($20,000) levels are complemented by a mentoring program, support for entrepreneurship and other assets to propel the recipients’ careers.
Bourse de la Fondation J. A. DeSève
In 2023, to encourage student perserverance and success, the Foundation offers ten scholarships totalling $50,000 to graduate students at the Centre Urbanisation Culture Société of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique. The scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Fondation J.A. DeSève.
Bourse du conseil de la Fondation
The INRS Foundation Board of Directors Scholarships are offered starting in the 2022-2023 academic year to recruit and support more female students at the master’s and doctoral levels in the Energy Materials and Telecommunications Centre’s training programs, where women tend to be under-represented. The scholarship enhances the study conditions offered by INRS to the holder.
Bourse d’engagement et de leadership
Offered for the first time in the winter of 2023 at the initiative of the INRS Foundation team members and funded through payroll deduction, the $2,000 INRS Foundation Leadership and Engagement Scholarship aims to recognize and value student leadership and engagement at the community, social, associative or other level that contributes to the vitality of our community.
Bourse de l’Université du Québec
Five $3,000 Université du Québec Scholarships were offered in 2022-2023 to promote accessibility to university studies and to enhance the diversity of the student community at INRS. The scholarships improve the conditions of study offered by INRS to the winners.
Bourse Rio Tinto pour la diversité en sciences
Thanks to the generosity of Rio Tinto Alcan, two (2) $15,000 scholarships are being offered starting in the fall of 2023 to promote the representation of a diversity of science students at INRS. More specifically, they aim to support women, people from sexual or gender minorities, people with disabilities, aboriginal people, people from racialized or ethnic minorities and neurodivergent people in the next generation of scientists trained here to tackle the various issues related to the environment and sustainable development. These scholarships improve the study conditions offered by INRS to the recipients.
Prix pour les meilleurs mémoires et thèses
Each year since 2020, eight INRS graduates have been awarded $1,000 for the best Master's thesis or essay and $2,000 for the best doctoral thesis in each of the four centres. The awards are presented at the convocation ceremony.
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