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.
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.
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).
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.
Applications will be accepted until August 30, 2020 (noon) at the following email address:
a/s Mamadou Fall
by email : firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please contact :
Phone : (579) 224-3024
Fax : (579) 224-3199
Email : email@example.com
N.B. : The masculine generic used in this document refers to both women and men
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