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Opportunities and competitions

The Sentinel North research and training strategy offers all researchers and students the chance to push their limits in a unique research and learning environment. By encouraging discovery, transdisciplinarity, innovation, collaboration and partnership, Sentinel North offers many learning and funding opportunities that all are invited to grasp.

  • Scholarships

    Be part of the new generation of scientists for the North! Sentinel North announces its excellence scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships competition, from September 1 to October 13, 2021.

    These grants and fellowships aim to encourage the best candidates to undertake or pursue research activities within the Sentinel North research program in an interdisciplinary environment.



    Candidates who stand out by the excellence of their academic record and the innovative and multidisciplinary potential of their research project are invited to submit their application.

    Recognizing the richness of diversity in research and its benefits to society, Sentinel North endorses the principles of EDI in all of its programs and is committed to ensuring a rigorous, inclusive, non-discriminatory and transparent evaluation process. Special consideration will be given to applicants with atypical profiles.


    Deadline to apply: October 13, 2021


    Information and Q&A session

    In an aim to help all potential candidates preparing their application, two information sessions (one in French and one in English) will be held. These sessions will provide an introduction to the Sentinel North program and the competition's eligibility criteria, as well as advice on how to write your application and what mistakes to avoid. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the competition.

    French session: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, 11:00 AM (EDT)

    English session: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, 12:00 PM (EDT)


    The videoconference will take place on the Zoom platform. It is strongly recommended to use the Zoom application rather than the web client on the web browser, as the Zoom application allows you to use all the features. Before the first session, install and test the Zoom application. 

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    For more information about the Sentinel North Excellence Scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships competition, please contact:

    Marie-France Gévry, Training programs coordinator


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  • Author Fund

    The Sentinel North Author Fund aims to encourage publications by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as 1st author, while reinforcing North Sentinel's commitment to open access and the deposit of publications on the CorpusUL institutional platform.

    You may apply for the Author Fund at any time. However, applications will only be processed and evaluated three times per year. Applicants should take the following evaluation dates into account:

    • February 1
    • June 1
    • November 1
  • Access to Northern Infrastructure Fund

    Sentinel North provides its researchers with a Fund to facilitate their access to northern research infrastructure and support field work in terrestrial or marine environments. Get all details here.

    Funding requests can be submitted at any time. However, applications are assessed twice a year. Applicants must consider the following evaluation dates in their planning:

    • April 1st (exception for 2021)
    • October 1st
  • Technology Maturation Fund

    The goal of the Technology Maturation Fund (French only) is to support the maturation of projects originating from Université Laval research teams that fall within the conceptual framework of Sentinel North and have a strong potential for commercialization. The funding is intended to support the steps that will allow a technology or know-how to reach the necessary levels of technological maturity before being transferred to an industrial partner.

    The next deadline for applications to the Maturation Fund is Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

  • Research projects

    Projects and chairs funded by Sentinel North can provide opportunities for master's, doctoral and post-doctoral students to pursue their research projects in a dynamic and innovative transdisciplinary setting.

    Discover all recruiting Sentinel North projects here