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Fierté Montréal's Scholarship Program
for Master's and PhD 2SLGBTQIA+ students

This scholarship focuses on knowledge development by and for the communities.

The mission of the scholarship program

Fierté Montréal's scholarship program aims to support the excellence of master's and doctoral students who identify with the sexual and gender diversity communities (2SLGBTQIA+), and whose research projects focus on the realities of these people in Quebec.

The winners will have the opportunity to share the results of their research with the public and with Fierté Montréal's partners during activities organized by the organization.

Concretely, Fierté Montréal will award up to two doctoral scholarships, worth $4,500 each, and three master's scholarships, worth $3,000 each. These scholarships can be combined with those offered by federal and provincial funding agencies.

Who is this program for?

This program aims to support excellence by providing five scholarships to Master’s and Ph.D. students who self-identify as gender and sexually diverse individuals (2SLGBTQIA+), whose research projects focus on the realities of gender and sexually diverse individuals and their communities. Specifically, Montréal Pride will award up to two Ph.D. scholarships, worth $4,500 each, and three master’s scholarships, worth $3,000 each. These scholarships may be combined with those awarded by Federal and Provincial funding agencies.

The specificity of this scholarship program is its focus on knowledge development by and for communities. Thus, the winners will participate in activities to share the results of their research with the public and the partners of Montréal Pride. We wish that applicants reflect the diversity of our today’s society and we encourage the following groups to submit an application:

  • Members of visible minorities, i.e. persons who are members of a minority due to the color of their skin or their cultural affiliation;
  • members of ethnic minorities; in the sense of the law, these are persons other than Indigenous people and persons of a visible minority group, and whose first language is neither English nor French;
  • women;
  • persons with disabilities; in the sense of the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration, a person with a disability is “any person with a deficiency causing a significant and persistent disability, who is liable to encounter barriers in performing everyday activities.”
  • Indigenous persons.

Useful information

  • Eligibility requirements
    • You must be accepted or enrolled in a full-time or part-time master’s or doctoral research program at a Canadian university;
    • Your field of study must be related to the social sciences: anthropology, communication, criminology, demography, history, psycho-education, psychology, industrial relations, political science, economics, social work, sociology, etc.;
    • Your research must be in line with Montréal Pride’s mission and focus on the realities of gender and sexually diverse individuals and their communities (2SLGBTQIA+) in Montréal and/or in Québec;
    • You must self-identify as a gender and/or sexually diverse individual and as part of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities;
    • Both the application and the research can be done in French or English. To access the application form in French, please select that language on Montréal Pride’s website, and the page will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Your application must contain
    • An application form;
    • A letter of recommendation from the research director or a professor;
    • Proof of enrollment in master’s or doctoral program;
    • Curriculum vitae;
    • Official transcripts of all university studies.
  • 2022
    • Call for applications → April 11, 2022
    • Deadline for submissions → May 9, 2022
    • Evaluation period → May 10-30, 2022
    • Announcement to applicants → Week of June 13, 2022
  • What's next

    The program is currently under review.

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship program, please contact →

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