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Concordia University IBET Momentum Fellowship, Canada 2024

Application is now open for IBET Momentum Fellowship at Concordia University. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Concordia University and Fellowship

Concordia University, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a prominent English-language public research institution established in 1974 through the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. As one of the three universities in Quebec where English is the primary language of instruction, Concordia stands alongside McGill and Bishop’s University. With two campuses, the Sir George Williams Campus in Downtown Montreal and the Loyola Campus in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Concordia is among the largest universities in Canada, boasting 49,898 students enrolled in credit and non-credit courses for the 2022–23 academic year.

The university offers a diverse range of academic programs, with four faculties, a school of graduate studies, and numerous colleges, centers, and institutes. Concordia’s academic offerings include over 400 undergraduate and 120 graduate programs and courses, reflecting its commitment to providing a comprehensive and inclusive education.


In terms of global recognition, Concordia University has performed well in postsecondary school rankings. The 2024 QS World University Rankings positioned the university at 387th in the world, while the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked it in the range of 501–600 globally. The 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Concordia in the range of 601–800 worldwide, and the U.S. News & World Report 2022–23 global university rankings positioned it at 653rd in the world. The university’s standing has also been acknowledged in Maclean’s Canadian university rankings.

The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia is dedicated to promoting diversity within the engineering and technology sector. To actively contribute to this goal, the school has launched the Indigenous and Black Engineering/Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship is designed to attract highly qualified domestic applicants who self-identify as Indigenous or Black, providing them with financial support throughout their academic journey. The fellowship aligns with Concordia’s ongoing efforts to empower, mentor, and comprehensively support aspiring leaders within academia and industry, fostering a more inclusive and representative future for the engineering and technology fields.

Details about IBET Momentum Fellowship at Concordia University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science/Concordia University

Scholarship Value: $35,000 

Number of awards: 2

Study level: Fellowship

Host Institution(s): Concordia University, Canada

Courses: Computer Science, Engineering

Eligibility Criteria for IBET Momentum Fellowship

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the IBET Momentum Fellowship at Concordia University:

  • The student has to be a part of one of these groups:
  1. Native American pupils from Native American-serving schools in the United States and Canada, or
  2. African-Canadian, Caribbean-Canadian, or Afro-Caribbean-heritage black citizens or permanent residents of Canada. If no applicants from Canada apply, Black international students may be eligible as well.
  • Fulfill the prerequisites for admission to the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science Ph.D. program.
  • Throughout your tenure in the Ph.D. program, you must maintain your full-time status and high academic standing.

Selection Procedure

It is anticipated that by the middle of October, the Department will rate the nominations and send the applications and ranking to the Office of the Dean (email to Iliada Athienitis). Faculty members should get an internal deadline from their departments. To choose two prize recipients before the first week of November, the GCS Graduate Prize Committee will convene.

Application Process for IBET Momentum Fellowship

There is no need for a separate application since students are automatically considered for this prize at the time of acceptance. The Graduate Program Director should get the following from the Department to propose a student:

  1. Nomination letter from the supervisor(s)
  2. Updated CV of the nominee
  3. Transcripts
  4. Reference letters
  5. Other evidence of academic excellence

You can visit the Concordia University website or the fellowship’s official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: Not Specified

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