TransMedTech Institute Excellence Scholarships
Fall 2023 Competition

Please read the Guide – TransMedTech Excellence Scholarship – Automne 2023 carefully before submitting your application.

 

Please go to the Submission tab to download all the documents required to submit an application.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The TransMedTech Institute training program aims to train the next generation of researchers and professionals in an open innovation ecosystem, enabling them to acquire the skills and understand the issues involved in the development of medical technologies: from the idea to the product implemented in the healthcare system. It is aimed at graduate students and post-doctoral fellows wishing to become future professors, university researchers (academic profile), future employees of medtech companies (industrial profile) or future business leaders of medtech companies (entrepreneurial profile).

Evolving within the TransMedTech Institute will enable bursary holders to acquire..:

  • An understanding of the healthcare technology innovation cycle and its challenges (needs of the healthcare community, proof of concept, value of the innovation, regulatory aspects, approval and homologation processes, commercialization, evaluation by healthcare agencies and hospital implementation units, social acceptability, etc.);
  • Project development methodology based on an open innovation Living Lab approach;
  • Project management methods specific to the medtech environment.

TransMedTech Institute  fellows will benefit from a variety of transdisciplinary training activities to enrich their scientific, professional and personal skills. Each fellowship holder will also benefit from a personalized, multidisciplinary advisory committee, as well as the support and services of the TransMedTech Institute’s Living Lab, which will support him or her throughout his or her career, according to the profile he or she has chosen (academic, industrial, entrepreneurial)..

Start date: January 1, 2024, May 1, 2024 or September 1, 2024.

N.B. No award may end after August 31, 2026.

 

Duration of award :

2 years (for all levels)

 

Amount :

from $24,000 / year for Master’s level

from $30,000 / year for doctoral level

from $50,000 / year for postdoctoral studies

Eligible applications

  • Students admitted and enrolled in a full-time master’s-research or doctoral program at a member institution of TransMedTech Institute*:
    1. for 2 sessions or less for the Master’s-research program (Summer 2023 or Fall 2023)
    2. for 3 sessions or less for the doctorate (Winter 2023, Summer 2023 or Fall 2023)

or

 

Students in the process of admission and enrolment by September 1, 2024 in a full-time master’s or doctoral program at a TransMedTech Institute member institution.

 

or

 

Postdoctoral fellow (or in the process of becoming one, with a start date no later than September 1, 2024) at an TransMedTech Institute  member institution (for a maximum of 12 months), respecting the eligibility rules for postdoctoral fellows at Quebec universities (in particular, which stipulate that the postdoctoral fellowship must be completed within 5 years of the end of the doctorate) and the administrative rules of the home institution.

  • Permanent residents, Canadian citizens and international students are eligible to enter.

Eligible research projects

  • The project must fall within one of TransMedTech Institute’s technological sectors.
  • The research supervisor must be a regular full-time professor or researcher at an TransMedTech Institute* member institution.
  • All projects must be led by a supervisor and a co-supervisor from different, complementary disciplines. The co-director may come from an institution that is not a member of TransMedTech Institute.

* Polytechnique Montréal, CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, HEC, CHUM, Hôpital général juif, Institut de cardiologie de Montréal, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal.

Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee according to the following criteria:

  • Quality, relevance and feasibility of the research project
  • Supervision, environment and inter/transdisciplinarity
  • Contributions to TransMedTech’s technological ecosystem and alignment with its values
  • Academic record, background & skills

 

The detailed evaluation grid is presented in the Guide – TransMedTech Excellence Scholarship – Automne 2023.

Application deadline: Friday, September 29, 2023, 4 p.m. (Montreal time)

 

PLEASE NOTE:

For this competition, the number of dossiers in which a teacher acts as director is limited to 2. This also applies to the same tandem (director/codirector or director/codirector) of teachers.

 

For full details on the TransMedTech Institute – Fall 2023 Excellence Scholarship Competition, admission requirements and steps to be taken, it is imperative to consult the following documents:

 

The application must include :

  • Online self-identification form – refer to procedures;
  • Application form and permitted attachments;
  • University transcripts;
  • Letters of reference (postdoctoral fellows only)

 

RESULTS

Applications will be evaluated confidentially by a committee of external experts according to the criteria and weightings described in Appendix C of the Excellence Scholarship Guide. Applications will be ranked and a threshold (level of excellence) established for each level (master’s, doctorate, postdoctorate).

Candidates will receive an e-mail announcing the evaluation committee’s decision at the end of the evaluation process (December 2023).