Prestigious PBEEE Awards granted to Akanksha Srivastava and Mohamed Nur Abdallah

April 2015
Akanksha Srivastava and Mohamed Nur Abdallah

Akanksha Srivastava and Mohamed Nur Abdallah

Congratulations to Mohamed Nur Abdallah and Akanksha Srivastava for receiving the prestigious PBEEE awards! Both students are highly accomplished and placed first in their respective categories.

Akanksha Srivastava (Supervisors: Dr. Nicolau and Dr. Makhoul) – ranked 1st out of 8 candidates in the India Specific Doctoral Competition.

Mohamed Nur Abdallah (Supervisors: Dr. Tamimi and Dr. Cerruti) – ranked 1st out of 28 candidates for the Unrestricted Doctoral Competition.

This program is administered by Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT / FQRNT) but candidates from all disciplines are eligible to apply. Candidates must apply to their department and be nominated to the university level. The university then nominates students for each program before they can submit an application to the provincial competition.

There are three programs open to candidates. Candidates cannot be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

1 – Open to Nationals of all countries – Unrestricted Categories:
V1 Doctoral, V2 Postdoctoral and V3 Short Term Research Competitions

2 – Open to Nationals of all countries – Unrestricted Categories:
International Doctoral FQRNT and FQRNT Scholarships

3 – Open to Country Specific Categories: Brazil, India, and the Wallonia region

Each Quebec University may submit:

  • 4 nominations to the unrestricted competition for each competition: V1, V2 and V3;
  • 2 nominations to the International Doctoral FQRNT competition (Aerospace, Information Technology and Communication, Health and Technology, Genomics and Nanotechnology);
  • 2 nominations to the International Doctoral FQRSC competition (Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts);
  • 1 nomination for Brazil for each competition: 1B Doctoral; 2B Postdoctoral; 3B Short Term Research;
  • 1 nomination for India for each competition: 1I Doctoral; 2I Postdoctoral; 3I Short Term Research;
  • 1 nomination for Wallonia for each competition: 1W and 3W. Please take note that there is no postdoctoral competition for this category. The Quebec-Wallonia competition is open to Francophone Belgians.

For more information on the PBEEE you can consult the following sites:

Government of Quebec website

McGill website

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