PROTEO Graduate Students Scholarships

PROTEO Graduate Scholarships Guidelines


The objectives of PROTEO Scholarships are:

  • To support promising candidates to undertake, or to pursue graduate studies within PROTEO;
  • To improve students’ CVs and increase their competitiveness in scholarship programs from major agencies;
  • To foster the establishment of new collaborations between members of PROTEO by supporting co-supervised graduate students.

Number of scholarships

  • 4 scholarships of $7 500

Scholarship competitions and application deadlines

  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 28 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Results will be announced by the end of August.

Eligibility conditions

  • Scholarships are offered to graduate students under the codirection of regular members, working on projects related to scientific themes of PROTEO.
  • A student cannot receive more than one PROTEO scholarship.
  • A student is not eligible to PROTEO scholarships if she/he already receives a scholarship of an annually amount of $10 000 for M.Sc. and $15 000 for Ph.D, excluding contributions from PIs, tuition fees or admission scholarships.
  • A regular member can only have one student with a scholarship at any given time, then, a candidate is not eligible if a student of the same group has obtained a scholarship at one of the last two competitions.


  • Applications are evaluated according to following criteria:
    • Quality and potential impact of the research project and the role of the co-direction (clarity of the scientific objectives, originality of the project, contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the field, collaboration with other members of PROTEO, links with potential users, importance of codirection).
    • Social implication, leadership and/or communication skills (organisation of conferences and meetings, volunteering, mentoring, experience as a supervisor, project management, committee chairmanship, general presentation of the application).
    • Excellence of academic record (cumulative average, progression of studies, duration of studies, prizes, and distinctions).
    • Research skills and relevant research experience (research interests, experience and achievements, scientific publications, and presentations).

This evaluation grid can also serve as a guide for evaluators and candidates: Evaluation Grid

  • The evaluation committee, according to members’ evaluations, ranks applications in order of priority and awards the scholarships according to the order.
  • The applications of master and Ph.D. students will be evaluated separately.
  • On equal records, priority will be given to students under the co-supervision of a regular member of PROTEO who joined the cluster less than 2 years ago.
  • Members of the evaluation committee that are in conflict do not vote.

Scholarship payment process

  • If a candidate is no longer eligible, he is required to inform PROTEO as soon as possible so that the payments cease.

How to apply

For students

PROTEO is proud to offer several types of financial supports in order to help talented students or post-doctoral fellows of the Network.