Montreal's International Forum
The MCFR Scholarship

is a $25,000 scholarship offered to a doctoral student wishing to realize a research project related to the field of international relations. This research project must last at least four (4) months and take place outside of Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be

  • a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
  • attending a full-time doctoral program in one of Montreal's four universities (Concordia, McGill, Montréal, UQAM).


Selection Criteria

  • Research potential of the applicant;
  • Academic excellence;
  • Academic and professional experience;
  • Communications skills;
  • Global quality of the application.


Selection Procedure

This award will be attributed at the end of a pre-selection process conducted by each university, which are required to submit one (1) application to the MCFR’s Board.

MCFR’s Board will appoint a committee responsible for making a recommendation to all Council members regarding the final selection.

Each finalist will be interviewed, in addition to the consideration of their complete application file.


Recipients of the MCFR Scholarship

2021 : Alexandre Veilleux, Université de Montréal
2020 : Catherine Viens, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
2019 : Marie-Claude Savard, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
2018 : Andréanne Oligny-Bissonnette, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
2017 : Jean-François Rancourt, Université de Montréal
2016 : Vahid Yücesoy, Université de Montréal
2015 : Vincent Boucher, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
2014 : Shannon Dinan, Université de Montréal
2013 : Stéphanie Martel, Université de Montréal

For more information, please contact:


Rokia Tou

Université de Montréal

Clara Bort

Université du Québec à Montréal

Caroline Doyon

McGill University

Jan Walker

Concordia University

Cynthia Raso