Canadian Derivatives Exchange*

Canadian Derivatives Scholarship

The registration period is now over.

Are you conducting an innovative research project on derivatives? Apply today for the 2017-2018 Canadian Derivatives Scholarship!


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

Field of study

Finance, mathematics, economy, financial engineering, accounting, actuarial or other related disciplines

Eligibility conditions

  1. Registered in a full-time postgraduate program at a Canadian university
  2. Currently conducting a research project (essay, paper, thesis or article) 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)
  • Scholarship essay (one page maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official transcript of all previous university studies
  • Two referrals or evaluation forms (one from your Research Director and one from a Professor or Professional)

Submission deadline

Friday, June 2, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Any questions? Email:

Selection committee

  • Jacques-A. Caussignac, Vice-President, Derivatives Growth and Innovation, Montréal Exchange
  • Pierre-Paul Côté, Attorney
  • 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