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$1.4 million in scholarships for our PhD students and postdoctoral fellows

January 23, 2018


PhD students at HEC Montréal and postdoctoral fellows were awarded scholarships totalling $1.4 million for the 2016–2017 academic year. The amount from granting agencies is one of the highest in recent years, and illustrates the excellent quality of the School’s candidates and their research this year.

In the fall 2016 competitions, 18 students enrolled in the PhD program and 3 postdoctoral fellows received one or more research scholarships.

They were all selected by different expert committees, based on the exceptional quality of their academic records and their research potential.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship of $50,000 per year for 3 years, awarded by the Government of Canada, recognizes the excellence of top PhD students enrolled at a Canadian institution. It is one of the most prestigious in Canada.



Matthieu Gruson Logistics and Operations Management

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS D) and Doctoral Fellowships

This competition, by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is open to all doctoral students in Canada and is among the most competitive. This year, the SSHRC awarded 3 scholarships and 2 fellowships to HEC Montréal students. CGS D scholarships are worth $35,000 per year, and are awarded for three years. Fellowships are for $20,000 per year, for up to 4 years.


Type of scholarship


Mathieu Bouchard Fellowship Management
Karl-Emanuel Dionne Fellowship Management
Mireille Mercier-Roy CGS D Management
Sara Perez-Lauzon CGS D Human Resources Management

Fabio Prado Saldanha

CGS D Management

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

The SSHRC also awards postdoctoral fellowships, of $40,500 per year for up to 2 years. One postdoctoral fellow at HEC Montréal received this honour in winter 2017.



Renata Marques Leitão International Business

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral (PGS D)

Every year, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awards scholarships to students in a PhD program whose research topic is related to the natural sciences or engineering. This year, a PGS D scholarship was awarded to an HEC Montréal student. This award is valued at $21,000 per year, for 2 or 3 years.



Narges Sereshti Logistics and Operations Management

B2 postgraduate research scholarships (FRQSC)

The Fonds de recherche du Québec société et culture (FRQSC) B2 program awards scholarships of $20,000 per year to PhD students whose research topics meet FRQSC objectives. Seven HEC Montréal students were awarded these scholarships, which can extend for up to 3 years.



Marie-Colombe Afota Management
Audrey-Anne Cyr Management
Ksenia Kordonsky International Business
Marie Lachapelle Management
Mireille Mercier-Roy Management
Alexis Perron-Brault Marketing
Sara Perez-Lauzon Human Resources Management

Doctoral research scholarship (FRQNT)

This Fonds de recherche du Québec nature et technologie (FRQNT) program awards scholarships of $20,000 per year to PhD students whose research topics relate to natural science or technology. The scholarships extend for up to 3 years.



Véronique Tremblay Data Science

Postgraduate research scholarships for international students (FRQSC (DS) and FRQNT (DE))

These FRQSC and FRQNT scholarship programs are intended for international students wishing to pursue doctoral studies at a Quebec institution. They are worth $20,000 per year, for up to 3 years.


Type of scholarship


Jinglu Jiang FRQSC DS Information Technology
Matthieu Gruson FRQNT DE Logistics and Operations Management

FRQNT postdoctoral fellowship

The FRQNT also awards postdoctoral fellowships. They are worth $35,000 per year, for up to 2 years.


research unit

Amira Dems Chair in Logistics and Transportation

Mitacs Accelerate program

Mitacs Accelerate is Canada’s most extensive research internship program. It allows graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and university professors to extend the scope of their research by teaming up with private companies. Accelerate scholarships are worth $10,000 to $15,000 per internship (4 to 6 months).

Recipients – PhD


Sofiane Baba Management
Jean-Baptiste Débordès Management Science
Ghita Lkhoyaali Management
Romain Rampa International Business

recipients – postDoctoral fellowship


Émilie Deschênes Management
Marilena Liguori Management