Applications are assessed and judged by the Sentinel North evaluation committee according to the evaluation criteria and weighting process. Only proposals consistent with Sentinel North's research program and supported by applicant's research supervisor will be considered.
Sentinel North's Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Recognizing the richness of diversity within research teams 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.
We also encourage applications with atypical profiles and take into account educational or career breaks in the evaluation of applications.
Indicators by evaluation criteria
Applicant's aptitudes and experience in research (25 points)
- The justification of the application, including the research interests and the reasons for the candidate's undertaking a postdoctoral internship and the added value of the project in relation to the doctoral work
- The candidate's experience and achievements (publications and patents)
- The candidate's professional experience, research or teaching assistantship, student coaching, internships
- Recommendation letter and assessment reports
Social involvement, leadership, and communication skills (15 points)
- Social involvement: election to positions, volunteering
- Leadership: mentoring, supervisory experience, project management, chairmanship of committees, etc.
- Communication skills: quality and diversity of scientific communications, any activity or achievement demonstrating a candidate's ability to reinvest and enhance his / her knowledge in carrying out a research project
- Overall presentation of the application
Scientific quality of the proposal (25 points)
- The clarity of scientific objectives
- The relevance of the methodology with the research objectives
- The originality of the project and its contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field
- The multidisciplinary nature of the project
- Relevance of the project with the Sentinel North research program
Quality and relevance of the research environment (20 points)
- Justification of the choice of the research environment: coherence between the proposed project and the supervisor's field of research, quality of the host laboratory, available resources
- Collaboration with the private, public and non-profit sectors for technology development if applicable) or collaboration with northern partners for projects taking place in the North
- The multidisciplinary nature of the research team in the host environment
Excellence of the application (15 points)
- University grade point averages history
- Progress and duration of studies
- Awards, scholarships and honors obtained
Announcement of the results
Each applicant will receive an email informing them of the evaluation committee's decision at the end of the evaluation process.
Applicants must accept or decline the scholarship within ten (10) business days of receipt of the notice of award by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If acceptance is not received within this time limit, applicants will be deemed to have declined the scholarship.
Sentinel North's decisions are final and binding.