Financial Support

Students & Postdoctoral Fellows — Financial Support

Student members are eligible for all types of financial aid under certain conditions. Post-doctoral members are eligible for conference, short training and FRQNT-MITACS internship grants under certain conditions.

Financial Support for Conference

If you are student or postdoctoral member, you may receive financial support up to 50% of planned or incurred expenses while attending a convention, up to a maximum of $1,000, if you meet the following 4 conditions:

  • the convention is held out of the Quebec province, unless it is a major international congress or essential in your field
  • you are the first author of a conference or a poster related to your studies
  • your membership to Québec-Océan clearly appears in your presentation (new logo available here)
  • you apply before the final submission of your thesis or the end of your postdoctoral fellowship.

The financial support is given 1 or 2 times if you are

  • Master's student: 1 support
  • PhD student: 2 supports
  • Postdoctoral fellow:
    • 1st support, matched by your supervisor
    • 2nd support, matched by your supervisor, instead of a support for a short training (see below).

Your application will be reviewed by the Executive Director or the Coordinator and approved by your academic director.  


Fill out and submit the online form “Financial support for conferenceat any time in the year, but at least one month before the conference.


Visit the following links for a successful oral presentation:

Visit the following links for a successful poster:

Short Training Support

If you are a student or postdoctoral fellow member, you may receive financial support for an internship or a course lasting less than 2 months. Training outside Quebec is preferred and the maximum support granted will be $1500. Training in Quebec is nevertheless accepted, but it must have an international component, be unique or be more advantageous than elsewhere. In this case, the maximum support granted will be $1000.

The number of supports is limited to 15 per year, and to other conditions (see program rules). Applications must be submitted a month at least before the training.

You application will be approved by your academic director, and then reviewed by the Executive Director and 2 researchers.  

Within one month after the training, you must provide Quebec-Ocean with a report or video on your training, or a presentation at the annual scientific meeting if requested. 

Fill out and submit online form “Financial Support for Short Training” and its complementary documents at least one month before the training / preferably before January 31, or May 31 or September 30.

Archiving and Publishing Bonus

If you are a student member, you can receive a $500 bonus for archiving your data and publishing their scientific interpretation, if you meet the following 5 conditions:

  • you have archived the data set or model output supporting your publication in a recognized data repository or in the electronic supplement of the journal where the article is published
  • you are the first author of this scientific article stemming from your studies, one of whose co-authors is a full member of Québec-Océan
  • the article is submitted, accepted or published in a refereed journal
  • the impact factor of the journal is equal or greater than 0.9, for the last indexed year, otherwhise justify the relevance of this journal
  • you mentioned Québec-Océan in your address or in the “acknowledgments”* of the publication
  • you submit your application during your studies or within 1 year of your final deposit.

This bonus may be obtained up to three times per degree of study.

Your request will be reviewed by the Executive Director or the Coordinator, and approved by your academic director if the article is only submitted.

Fill out and submit the online form “Archiving and Publishing Bonus” at any time in the year.


* Here are some examples of thanks to insert in the “acknowledgments”:

{ student name } received a stipend from Québec-Océan.
We gratefully acknowledge scientific and financial support of Québec-Océan.
This project is a contribution to the research program of Québec-Océan.

Globalink FRQNT-Mitacs Research Fellowships for International Internship



The objective of this program is to promote the international mobility of students and postdoctoral fellows whose research activities are part of the scientific programs of the strategic clusters funded by FRQNT. Québec-Ocean can thus strengthen its action and influence on the international scene, within the framework of established or developing research projects or partnerships.


Target students and postdoctoral fellows

  • Canadians or foreigners: Full-time students registered in a Quebec university, members of the group and directed or co-directed by co-researchers from Québec-Océan.
  • Foreigners: Full-time students registered in a university outside Canada that is a partner of Mitacs*, who wish to do an internship in one of the laboratories headed by a co- researchers from Québec-Océan.


Overview of conditions 

  • Internship outside Canada in a Mitacs* partner country for students and postdoctoral fellows enrolled in a Quebec university
  • Internship in Quebec for students and postdoctoral fellows from abroad
  • Duration of the internship from 12 to 24 weeks
  • Start of the internship no later than one year after receipt of the letter of confirmation of the scholarship.
  • 6,000 CAD maximum. Only expenses eligible by Mitacs under this award will be accepted.
  • Research work of the internship in accordance with the scientific program of Québec-Océan
  • Only one application per laboratory
  • Fair and inclusive selection process, allowing for the support of diverse students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Rejection of applications that are incomplete or that are also submitted to other strategic groups or to the Réseau Québec-Maritime.

→ Be sure to read all the information provided in the links at the bottom of the page.


Evaluation process

  1. Examination of the applications by a jury composed of researchers from Québec-Océan
  2. Pre-acceptance of 4 applications by the jury, plus 2 reserve applications, according to the rules of the program.
  3. Submission of the 4 pre-accepted applications to Mitacs
  4. Final approval by Mitacs
  5. Reserve applications may be funded through the clusters or networks in the event that one or more clusters or networks do not submit the maximum number of applications.


Required documents for the application

In a single email to principal coordination, before December 6, 2020. Files must meet the standards (see in form) and meet the evaluation criteria:

  1. Application Form (see the bottom page link)
  2. Research Proposal (see the bottom page link)
  3. CV (see the bottom page link)
  4. BSc transcripts up to the last session completed
  5. Letter of support from thesis supervisor or postdoctoral fellow
  6. Letter of agreement signed by the internship supervisor or host institution, including full contact information and the start and end dates of the internship.


Financial process

The scholarship is paid to the applicant or the applicant's supervisor, depending on the university administering the scholarship.


Documents to be provided before the internship in Québec for foreign students

In order to receive the scholarship, foreign students registered at a foreign university must present a valid study permit to study in Quebec or a Canadian residence permit.


Documents to be provided after the internship

In a single email to principal coordination, no later than 2 weeks after the end of the internship:

  1. A final report that summarizes the project.
  2. A final report with the approval and signature of the participating supervisors
  3. End of project surveys completed by the participant, the home university supervisor, and the host university supervisor.