Quebec Society for the Protection of Plants

Margaret Newton SCHOLARSHIP

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2021

The Quebec Society for the Protection of Plants awards annually a scholarship to encourage students to pursue graduate studies in the field of plant protection.

 

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ELIGIBILITY

Students who meet the following eligibility requirements are admitted to the competition:

  • Hold, or plan to obtain (as of the date the scholarship is awarded) :

A degree in science or engineering from an accredited academic institution

OR

An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university

  • Register (free of charge) and make an oral presentation at the QSPP Virtual Annual Conference to be held in the fall of 2022. Automatically you will become a member of QSPP for the year 2022-2023 for free!
  • Applicants who already have an award from organizations such as FRQNT or NSERC are eligible;
  • The study and research project must be directly related to plant protection (plant pathology, nematology, entomology or weed science);
  • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate program (Master’s or PhD) at a Quebec university, or have the firm intention of being enrolled at the time of the award;
  • Submit his/her file, before August 31, 2022 at noon, to the Society’s Scholarship Committee.

NOMINATION

Nomination is made by completing an electronic form. The following information will be requested:

  • A current curriculum vitae including: academic training, research involvement and work experience, a list of publications and papers, fellowships and awards, and community involvement;
  • Proof of admission or registration in a graduate program (Master’s or Doctorate) at a Quebec university.
  • A summary of the research project including the medium-term impact of the expected results of the research (maximum 350 words);
  • The contact information (including email address) of a referee. To avoid any conflict of interest, the link between the referee and the applicant must be professional (current or past). This referee should be open and allowed to complete a 10-15 minute online questionnaire between mid-August 2022 and mid-September 2022, addressing the applicant’s research capabilities and professional qualities;
  • An original text from the applicant on his/her motivations to undertake and pursue his/her research project, to complete graduate studies in plant protection and to have an impact on the development of plant protection in the medium and or long term (maximum 850 words);

SELECTION CRITERIA

The evaluation takes into account:

  • the research dossier (20% of the total) ;
  • the curriculum vitae and the evaluation by the referee for the research potential, the abilities to carry out the project and the involvement in the community (40% of the total);
  • the original text and the impact of the research in the field of plant protection (40% of total).

The evaluation of the application must reach a score above a threshold of 60% in order to be selected.

SELECTION OF THE RECIPIENT

A panel of plant protection experts will evaluate the candidates based on the criteria of research potential and aptitude, the evaluation by the referee and the candidate’s involvement. Members of the Society’s Scholarship Committee will evaluate the original papers. The decision will be made by the Scholarship Committee prior to the 2022 QSPP Conference in the fall, where the recipient of the award will be announced and the presentation of the award will be celebrated.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications will be received until August 31, 2022 at noon via the following Google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOFn8vqBAyymJk0aC7JGsBwtN_T7miMVaUaaSByz5A16E9Mw/view

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If you have any questions, please contact the scholarship committee members:

Bourses.SPPQ.QSPP@gmail.com

Recipients

Scholarship Recipient Membership
2019 Maxime Delisle-Houde Learning a doctorate under the direction of Russel Tweddell (University of Laval)
2018 Émilie Tremblay Learning a doctorate under the direction of Guillaume Bilodeau and Claude Lemieux (Laval University)
2017 Sabrina Rondeau Learning a master’s under the direction of Valérie Fournier and Pierre Giovenazzo (Laval University)
2016 Marianne Lamontagne-Drolet Learning a master’s under the direction of Valérie Fournier and Pierre Giovenazzo (Laval University)
2015 Martha Nigg Learning a doctorate under the direction of Louis Bernier and Christian Landry
2014 Erika Sayuri Naruzama Learning a doctorate under the direction of Louis Bernier (Laval University) and Fabienne Malagnac (Paris 7 University)
2013 Mélanie Chapleau Learning a master’s under the direction of Carole Beaulieu (Sherbrooke University)
2012 Marie-Ève Giroux Learning a master’s under the direction of Anne Vanasse (Laval University)
2011 Nicolas Nadeau-Thibodeau Learning a master’s under the direction of Louis Bernier (Laval University) and codirected by Danny Rioux (Canadian Forest Service)
2010 Hélène Munger Learning a master’s under the direction of Anne Vanasse (Laval University)
2009 David Joly Learning a doctorate under the direction of Richard Hamelin (Laval University)
2008 Caroline Grégoire Learning a master’s under the direction of Richard Bélanger (Laval University)
2007 Nathalie Lanoie
2006 Sophia Boivin
2005 Valérie Gravel
2004 Richard Berthiaume
2003 Étienne Yergeau
2002 Louis Simard
2001 Richard Jeannotte
2000 Martin Filion
1999 Valérie Fournier
1998 Christian Archambault
1997 Valérie Bilodeau
1996 Anne Vanasse