Quebec Society for the Protection of Plants

QSPP 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 will be admitted to the 2021 competition :

  • Hold, or expect to hold (at the date of announcement of the scholarhip), a degree in science or engineering from a recognized academic institution;
  • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate program (Masters or PhD) at a Quebec university or have the firm intention to be registered at the time of obtaining the award;
  • Project studies and research must be directly associated with crop protection (plant pathology, nematology,entomology or weed science);
  • Students with scholarships from organizations such as FQRNT or NSERC are eligible;
  • Be a member of the QSPP at the time of nomination;
  • Be registered and participate at the free virtual annual QSPP conference on September 16 and 17, 2021 (online registration open on June 28). You will automatically become a QSPP member for the year 2021-2022 for free!
  • Submit their proposal before August 31, 2021 at to the QSPP scholarship committee.

N.B. : The masculine generic used in this document refers to both women and men.

NOMINATION

The application must include:

  • An updated resume (education, involvement in research and work experience, list of publications and communications, grants and awards, community services);
  • Proof of admission or enrollment in a graduate program majoring (Masters or PhD) from a Quebec university;
  • A summary of the research project including the medium-term impact of the expected research results (maximum 350 words);
  • The contact details (including email address) of a referral person. To avoid any conflict of interest, the link between the referee and the candidate must be professional (current or past). This referee must be willing and authorized to answer an online questionnaire (10 to 15 minutes) between August 10 and September 10, 2021, related to the research capacities and professional qualities of the candidate;
  • A letter of motivation from the candidate explaining its motivations 1) to undertake and pursue his research project, 2) to complete his graduate studies in plant protection, and 3) to be impactful in plant protection in a medium to long range sight (maximum 850 words).

SELECTION CRITERIA

The assessment takes into account:

  • Research project evaluation (20%));
  • Motivation letter and impact of the research in plant protection (40%).
  • Résumé and the referee evaluation of the candidate’s research potential and skills to successfully complete the project, and its involvement in the community (40%);

Each criterion must be above a 60% threshold for the application to pass.

SELECTION OF THE WINNER

A jury of experts in plant protection will evaluate candidates based on the following criteria: research potential and skills, referee evaluation, and candidat’s services to the community. Members of the QSPP Scholarship committee will evaluate the motivation letters. The winner’s letter of motivation will be published in the Échos phytosanitaires. The decision will be made by the Scholarship Committee no later than September 15, 2021.

Exceptionally, the scholarship will be awarded virtually and highlighted at the next QSPP virtual congress hold on September16-17, 2021.

APPLICATION DEPOSIT

Applications will be accepted until August 31 st, 2021 (noon) at the following email address:

QSPP Scholarship
a/s Guillaume Bilodeau

Email: BourseSPPQ2021@gmail.com

For additional information, please contact : Guillaume Bilodeau

Email: guillaume.bilodeau@canada.ca

N.B. : The masculine generic used in this document refers to both women and men

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