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Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 2 – Making your application stand out

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The experts agree that there are a number of ways you can make your application stand out from the pack. It begins with expressing your passion and showing the impact of the work you propose to do. It’s…

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Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 1 – Introduction

Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 1 – Introduction

When you apply for a scholarship or fellowship from NSERC, your application needs to stand out against a group of high-calibre competitors. Meeting the appropriate standards of excellence goes beyond the merit of the research proposal alone. Members…

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Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 3 – Choosing referees and justifying location of tenure

Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 3 – Choosing referees and justifying location of tenure

Don’t underestimate the importance of reference letters and be picky about who you ask to prepare one on your behalf. Those letters are extremely important because the referee needs to tell us something more than that this student…

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NSERC Presents 2 minutes with Claire Deschênes

NSERC Presents 2 minutes with Claire Deschênes

Hydroelectricity in Canada represents $20 billion per year for the Canadian economy. Hydroelectricity is also a form of green energy. Therefore, it’s important to continue developing it, especially in a context where our electricity consumption is increasing. In…

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Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 5 – Final tips

Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 5 – Final tips

Remember these final pieces of advice from the experts who will review your application. It’s really important when you put your application together to take a step back from it and review it yourself and make sure that…

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Review Process for NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships

Review Process for NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships

You have confirmed that you meet all of the eligibility criteria to apply for a Postgraduate Scholarship, Canada Graduate Scholarship or Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. You have diligently prepared your application, completing…

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Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 4 – Presentation and communication

Scholarships and Fellowships – Chapter 4 – Presentation and communication

It’s important to pay attention to the overall presentation of your applications. This includes checking for typos, spelling and grammar. It also means working on good organization, tone and word choices. It’s really important when you’re reading hundreds…

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NSERC Presents 2 Minutes With Roussos Dimitrakopoulos

NSERC Presents 2 Minutes With Roussos Dimitrakopoulos

Humanity went through the Stone Age. Then we graduated to the Bronze Age and then Iron Age and then probably middle – Dark Ages. But, nevertheless, humanity requires and uses materials that come from the Earth and so…

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