Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation


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PhD Scholarships  

Limited Term Professorship 

Academic Awards 

Research Grants 


PhD Scholarships

Application deadline

June 9, 2017

How are applications assessed?

A selection committee made up of three to five Foundation board appointed members will review all applications. This committee will include individuals with expertise from academia and the capital markets business community.

Factors which will be considered by the Selection Committee may include:

  • Academic achievement.
  • Evidence of other research.
  • Applicant displays good understanding of purpose and relevance of outcome to current economic or social issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence.
  • Demonstrated support by university.

Notification of applicants

Successful applicants will be notified after September.

Disbursement of funds

The first payment of 50% of the award will be paid at a date that is agreed upon with the successful applicant's university.

All payments will be made to the successful applicant's university.

Student obligations

Students are required to pursue the course of study outlined in the application form in accordance with the university he/she is attending.

If a student elects to withdraw from the course of study before completion, the Foundation may expect repayment of all or a portion of the funds that have been received.

Students are required to provide progress reports every six months.

Agreement (including declaration and signatures)

Awards will be made by way of an agreement between the university, student and the Foundation.

Suspension and termination

The Foundation may agree to suspend an award in such circumstances as: illness, parental leave and compassionate leave. In such event where suspension is granted an agreement will be reached between the student, Foundation and university regarding recommencement of study and scholarship payment.

The Foundation may terminate an award in such circumstances as:

  • Student does not comply with the conditions.
  • Student fails to pursue the agreed program of study and/or research.
  • The university is not satisfied that the student is able to carry out the agreed course of study or research.


The Foundation accepts no liability for the manner in which work in connection with the research is undertaken. The student will be responsible for the work and the consequences of it.

Intellectual property rights

The Foundation will make no claim to ownership, or control of any intellectual property rights arising from, or in association with the program of research undertaken.

It is the responsibility of the university, attended by the student, to negotiate any necessary agreement regarding intellectual property.

Reporting, dissemination and acknowledgement

Progress reports in a format agreeable to their supervisor must be submitted by the student every six months.

The Foundation retains the right to publish the recipients' names and nature of research in all activities and/or published material it may prepare.




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