2017-2018 Dissertation Writing Scholarships for PhD Students in International Relations

CÉRIUM offers 8 scholarships to PhD candidates in international studies who wish to work on their dissertation or a scientific article during a full semester (Fall 2017 or Winter 2018) at the University of Montreal. Selected PhD fellows will receive $ 5,000 and have access to a computer workstation at CÉRIUM. They are expected to participate actively in the Centre's activities. At the end of the stay, each PhD fellow will present their work to the CÉRIUM community.

Call open:

Deadline for applications: July 27, 2017.

Submission Instructions

The following documents must be included in the application:

  • Research project (1000 words)
  • Work program (500 words), including an abstract of the planned text (article, thesis chapter)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Status at the University of Montreal (Regular Student or Research Visitor Student)

The complete application must be sent to CÉRIUM no later than July 27, 2017 at the following address: bourses-cerium@umontreal.ca and cerium@umontreal.ca. Please put Michelle Daniel in copy : michelle.daniel@umontreal.ca.

Awarding Process

The selection panel is composed of three CÉRIUM Scholars. The committee's decision will be communicated to candidates around August 10, 2017. The successful candidates will have to accept or refuse the award in writing within two weeks of the date of the Notice of Award. The stay at CÉRIUM must begin no later than September 18 (Fall 2017) or January 15 (Winter 2018).

Selection Criteria

Selection of candidates is based on the excellence of theirs applications, the relevance of their writing project and CÉRIUM fields of expertise (human development, international law, global economy, global governance and peace and security). The choice of a regional area is open.

Additional Remuneration

Students enrolled at the University of Montreal are invited to contact their department and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies about the rules on cumulation of scholarships.
As far as CÉRIUM is concerned, the value of grants received during the year, including the dissertation writing scholarship, must not exceed $ 20,000.