Quebec Society for the Protection of Plants

QSPP SCHOLARSHIP Margaret Newton

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2020

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.

Dr. Margaret Newton was a pioneer in black rust research on grasses (Puccinia graminis) and was the first Canadian woman to obtain a doctorate in agronomy.

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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 August 30, 2020 at noon.

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 (40%; 20% 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 (25%).

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 decision will be made by the Scholarship Committee no later than October 15, 2020.

Exceptionally, the scholarship will be awarded virtually and the award ceremony will also be highlighted at the banquet of the next QSPP Congress of the Society, postponed to a later date.

APPLICATION DEPOSIT

Applications will be accepted until August 30, 2020 (noon) at the following email address:

QSPP Scholarship
a/s Mamadou Fall

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

Scholarship Recipient Membership
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