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Promoting Your Research Activities

Importing references in the Canadian Common CV (CCV)

This document (in French only) explains how to:

  • Use certain databases to import bibliographic references into your CCV;
  • Minimize the manual entry of articles.

Importer des références bibliographiques dans le CV commun canadien
(in French)
(updated March 13, 2017)

IMPORTANT: Even though it is now possible to automatically import references into the CCV, these references should be checked to make sure they are error-free.

For any questions or comments on this document, please contact

To import references from your EndNote library into the Canadian Common CV, use the style:

  • CV_commun_canadien (updated July 30, 2015)
    Save the file under C:\Program Files\Endnote X8\Styles\.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT use Internet Explorer to download the style CV_commun_canadien!

BRCDT – Assistance to professors and researchers

The Office of Research / Centre for Technological Development (BRCDT) (in French only) "promotes research by assisting professors and researchers in preparing their grant applications and in negotiating R&D contracts and framework agreements. The BRCDT also helps secure financial support for projects and administers research funds."

BRCDT maintains a calendar with funding deadlines (in French only) for different grants.

If you have any questions, please email or visit this page (in French only) to find contact information.

Polytechnique Student Services

The Financial Aid and Award Service (in French only) helps Polytechnique Montréal students prepare their applications for research awards.

One-on-one tutoring services are offered for all students preparing an application for an NSERC postgraduate award. Moreover, students must attend mandatory workshops to review their application (for Master’s students (in French only) and for PhD students (in French only)). 

For more information or if you have any questions, please email

Scholarships and Fellowships Program from NSERC

NSERC offers awards to students in undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral programs.

NSERC’s Canada Graduate Scholarships are evaluated according to three criteria. The weight allocated to each of these criteria depends on the level of education:

Selection Criteria Relative weighting (%)
Master’s PhD Post-doctoral
Academic excellence 50 30 0
Research ability or potential 30 50 70

Communication, interpersonal,
and leadership abilities

20 20 30
Total 100 100 100


The applications for NSERC Master’s Scholarships must be submitted through the new Research Portal by filling out your Canadian Common CV, whereas the applications for PhD Scholarships must be submitted using Form 201 on NSERC On-line Services.


Submitting an Application – Graduate Studies

Each award has its own specific requirements; however, regardless of which one you are applying for, make sure to:

  • Check eligibility criteria;
  • Respect the process and deadlines set by Polytechnique Montréal;
  • Fill out the forms according to the requirements given for each award;
  • Properly understand selection criteria;
  • Emphasize the achievements that best meet selection criteria;
  • Work on your text so that information is clear and concise;
  • Check your grammar and follow the presentation guidelines.

Don’t let a refusal deter you. Ask your research advisor and tutors for help in improving your application and try again next year.

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