Canadian Derivatives Exchange*

Canadian Derivatives Scholarship

Are you conducting an innovative research project on derivatives? Apply today for the 2018-2019 Canadian Derivatives Scholarship!


One postgraduate scholarship (Ph.D., DBA, EDBA) of $25,000

Field of study

Finance, mathematics, economy, 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 8, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. ET

Applicant: Submit your application
Referral: Submit a referral

Any questions? Email:

Selection committee

  • Jacques-A. Caussignac, Vice President, Derivatives Growth and Innovation, Montréal Exchange
  • Julie Rochette, Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer, Montréal Exchange
  • Maher Kooli, Professor of Finance, ESG-UQAM
  • 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

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.