Two to three (2-3) new studentships will be awarded to meritorious applicants wishing to acquire training and pursue research in a biomedical discipline, the health sciences or social sciences related to epilepsy in an MSc or PhD program. To be eligible to this competitive selection, the candidate must have excellent grades (B. Sc., M.D. or equivalent diploma) and have ensured that a qualified researcher affiliated to a university and/or hospital, will supervise his/her work. In addition, candidates applying for a doctoral bursary must also have at least one first-authored peer-reviewed publication to their credit. The stipend will be $15,000 per year for master’s studies and $17,000 for PhD studies.

These studentships are for one (1) year. Recipients of a master’s salary award may apply for renewal only once. Recipients for a PhD salary award may apply for renewal twice. Renewal is not automatic and based on progress made.

Students funded by the Savoy Foundation must not cumulate two major studentship awards.

The student with the highest mark will receive in addition the prestigious Van Gelder-Savoy award worth $1,500.

In memory of the contribution made by Professor Laurent Descarries to the Savoy Foundation during his tenure as a member of the Research Committee, The Descarries-Savoy award of excellence was created. Worth $1,500, it will be granted to the student supported by the Foundation whom the committee decides has published the best paper during the year of the studentship. Read more

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