Canadian Derivatives Scholarship

Are you conducting an innovative research project on derivatives? Apply today for the 2020-2021 Canadian Derivatives scholarship!


Postgraduate scholarship (Ph.D.) up to $25,000

Field of study

Finance, mathematics, economics, financial engineering, accounting, actuarial or any other related disciplines

Eligibility conditions

  1. Registered in a full-time postgraduate program in a Canadian university
  2. Currently conducting a research project on exchange-traded derivatives or any topic related to the Montréal Exchange's business

Required documents

  • Completed application
  • Plan of the research project (two pages maximum)
  • Motivation letter (one page maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official transcript of all previous university studies
  • Two referrals (one from your Research Director and one from a Professor or Professional)

Submission deadline

Friday, June 18, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET

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Selection committee

  • Étienne Charlebois, Head of Delivery Derivatives Trading and GTS Lead Montreal, Global Technology Services
  • Julie Rochette, Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer, Montréal Exchange
  • Maher Kooli, Professor of Finance, ESG-UQAM
  • Robert Tasca, Managing Director, Derivatives Products and Services, TMX Markets
  • Sylvain Perreault, Chief Compliance Officer, Desjardins Group

Selection criteria

  1. Level of innovation and enthusiasm in research topic
  2. Leadership and initiative in academic or professional activities
  3. Outstanding academic performance

Awarding of scholarship

Submissions are evaluated and ranked on merit by the selection committee. The scholarship is offered according to the quality of the application. When allocating the scholarship, selection committee reserves the right to change its scholarship.

Additional information

  • Proof of enrolment in a full-time postgraduate program required.
  • Candidates are not restricted to the Canadian Derivatives scholarship and can apply for additional scholarships.