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Recruitment scholarship


2020-2021 Financial Year

March 15 2020*
(studies must start between May and August 2020) – Summer recipients 2020-2021

July 15 2020*
(studies must start between September and December 2020) – Fall recipients 2020-2021

November 15 2020*
(studies must start between January and April 2021) – Winter recipients 2020-2021

2021-2022 Financial Year

March 15 2021*
 (studies must start between May and August 2021)

*Should these dates fall on a Friday or Saturday, the candidates will have until Sunday night to send their application.


In the various training programs in Quebec, exposure to the vision sciences is generally late and insufficient. The purpose of the Vision Research Network (VHRN) Recruitment Scholarship is to engage students early enough in their training to enable the most promising students to pursue their studies in vision. These scholarships are for students newly admitted to graduate programs and registered full-time at a Quebec university who decides to pursue their training in vision health research under the supervision of a member of the VHRN. In addition, to promote the training of clinician vision scientists, a separate budget is reserved for students registered in health professional degrees who want to engage in vision research.

Amount of the award (first session):  Up to $4,000 for MSc students and up to $8,000 for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows

2021-2022 Documents

Available soon

2020-2021 Documents (for consultation only)

INSTRUCTIONS and SECTIONS:              Recruitment Scholarship_PDF Version_July 2020

                                                             Recruitment Scholarship_Word Version_July 2020

APPLICATION FORM:                                Available soon (for 2021-2022)


Checklist for attached documents