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FSI-PRI Scholarship For Best Research On Responsible Investment

Finance Montréal’s Finance Sustainability Initiative and the Quebec Members’ Network of Principles for Responsible Investment recognize the efforts of researchers in the field of responsible investment. Launched in the fall of 2014, the FSI-PRI Scholarship aims to reward Quebec’s best research in responsible investment.

Each fall, a prize is awarded to the student submitting the best research report at the graduate level (Masters or PhD) and, for the first time in 2018, a second prize will be awarded to the best academic article on the subject.

The prizes:

  • Best research paper (Masters or PhD): $6,000
  • Best academic article: $4,000

About The Scholarship


The FSI-PRI Scholarship for Best Research on Responsible Investment targets graduate-level university research papers (masters or doctorate) or academic articles. The selection is conducted by a jury of finance professionals and university research experts. The jury uses four categories of selection criteria:

  • research quality,
  • pertinence of the subject matter to finance practitioners,
  • relevance of issues addressed, and
  • impact, especially in terms of possible solutions to an ESG (environmental, social, and governance) challenge.

Awards and recognition

The recipient of the FSI-PRI Scholarship for Best Research on Responsible Investment receives a scholarship worth several thousands of dollars ($5,000 in 2015 and 2016, but $6,000 in 2017). In addition, Finance Montréal will help promote the visibility and recognition of the winning research paper or academic article by holding an award ceremony.

Steering committee

The FSI-PRI Scholarship for Best Research on Responsible Investment is governed by a steering committee composed of members of Finance Montréal’s FSI and the PRI Quebec Network. 


Eligibility conditions

Research paper:

  • The primary author, or one of the members of the collective, must be enrolled at a Quebec university or have proof of graduation.
  • The research paper must be at the master’s or doctorate level.
  • The research paper must have been completed after January 1st, 2017.
  • The research paper must be written in French or English.

Academic article

  • At least one of the authors must be an affiliate of, enrolled at or graduated from a Quebec university.
  • The article must have been published after January 1st, 2017.
  • The research paper must be written in French or English.

Persons wishing to apply for the FSI-PRI Scholarship for Best Research on Responsible Investing must submit a duly completed application form and the required complementary documents.

Submission deadline

The deadline for submitting an application was June 30, 2018. The recipient will be announced at an award ceremony held on October 24, 2018.

If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected]

Submitting an application

Write to [email protected] obtain the application form for the research paper or the academic article.

To complete your application, you must also submit the following additional documents:

  • a short biography of the authors of the research paper or academic article,
  • your research or academic article,
  • proof of affiliation, registration or degree from a Quebec university,
  • summary of the presented document, which should highlight its contribution to responsible investment (500 words maximum).

Please send your application form and the required additional documents at [email protected]. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received and is complete and an ID number that you must use in all communications with Finance Montréal.

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