Quebec Society for the Protection of Plants

QSPP SCHOLARSHIP

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2019

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 2019 competition :

  • Hold, or expect to hold (at the date of announcement of the scholarhip), a degree in science or engineering from a recognized university;
  • 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;
  • Submit their proposal before 4 May, 2019 at noon at the QSPP’s Scholarship Committee.

NOMINATION

The application must include:

  • An updated resume (education, involvement in research and work experience, list of publications and communications, grants and awards);
  • Proof of admission or enrollment in a graduate program majoring in crop protection (Masters or PhD) from a Quebec university;
  • A university transcript (bachelor degree and completed graduate studies);
  • A summary of the research project (maximum 350 words);
  • Two letters of support (one from the supervisor);
  • A letter of motivation from the candidate explaining his motivation to undertake and pursue his research project and to complete his graduate studies in plant protection (maximum 850 words).

SELECTION CRITERIA

The assessment takes into account:

  • Academic record and research project evaluation (35%; 15% for the academic record and 20% for the research project);
  • Curriculum vitae for the research potential and ability to lead the project to completion (35%);
  • Letter of motivation (20%);
  • Letters (2) of support (10%).

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 criteria of academic excellence, RESEARCH potential and skills and letters of support. 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 award will be presented during the banquet of the QSPP annual conference to be held in Eastern Townships from October, 2019. The winner must be present and registered for the Congress of the QSPP.

APPLICATION DEPOSIT

Applications will be accepted until May 4, 2019 at the following address:

QSPP Scholarship
a/s Mamadou Fall
Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada
430 boul. Gouin
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
J3B 3E6

Or by email :

mamadoulamine.fall@canada.ca

For additional information, please contact :

Mamadou Fall
Phone : (579) 224-3024
Fax : (579) 224-3199
Email : mamadoulamine.fall@canada.ca

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

Recipients

ScholarshipRecipientMembership
2018Émilie TremblayLearning a doctorate under the direction of Guillaume Bilodeau and Claude Lemieux (Laval University)
2017Sabrina RondeauLearning a master’s under the direction of Valérie Fournier and Pierre Giovenazzo (Laval University)
2016Marianne Lamontagne-DroletLearning a master’s under the direction of Valérie Fournier and Pierre Giovenazzo (Laval University)
2015Martha NiggLearning a doctorate under the direction of Louis Bernier and Christian Landry
2014Erika Sayuri NaruzamaLearning a doctorate under the direction of Louis Bernier (Laval University) and Fabienne Malagnac (Paris 7 University)
2013Mélanie ChapleauLearning a master’s under the direction of Carole Beaulieu (Sherbrooke University)
2012Marie-Ève GirouxLearning a master’s under the direction of Anne Vanasse (Laval University)
2011Nicolas Nadeau-ThibodeauLearning a master’s under the direction of Louis Bernier (Laval University) and codirected by Danny Rioux (Canadian Forest Service)
2010Hélène MungerLearning a master’s under the direction of Anne Vanasse (Laval University)
2009David JolyLearning a doctorate under the direction of Richard Hamelin (Laval University)
2008Caroline GrégoireLearning a master’s under the direction of Richard Bélanger (Laval University)
2007Nathalie Lanoie
2006Sophia Boivin
2005Valérie Gravel
2004Richard Berthiaume
2003Étienne Yergeau
2002Louis Simard
2001Richard Jeannotte
2000Martin Filion
1999Valérie Fournier
1998Christian Archambault
1997Valérie Bilodeau
1996Anne Vanasse