The prize is awarded to one or two recipients of a Ph. from a Canadian university whose overall performance in graduate school is judged to be the most outstanding.
Although the dissertation will be the most important criterion (the impact of the results, the creativity of the work, the quality of exposition, etc.) it will not be the only one.
It will meet regularly by telephone or video conferences (holding eight to ten meetings annually).
The Coordinator and the Network Office: A Network Office, located at the headquarters of the coordinating member, will implement financial, organisational and other practical aspects of the consortium. Currently IMISCOE is led by Maurice Crul as coordinator and Peter Scholten as associate coordinator.
Besides the gold and silver medals, there are also nine honorable mentioned prizes (RMB 500 each).
The CMS Doctoral Prize recognizes outstanding performance by a doctoral student who graduated from a Canadian university in the preceding year (January 1st to December 31st). The Doctoral Prize recognizes outstanding performance by a doctoral student.
The Network Office is the administrative and organisational heart of the Network.
Currently, the Erasmus University Rotterdam – Department of Social Sciences fulfills the role of Coordinator of IMISCOE.
(1) Ph D Thesis Awards: no more than 2 gold awards (RMB 54,000 each), 4 silver awards (RMB 18,000 each); (2) Master Thesis Awards: no more than 2 gold awards (RMB 18,000 each), 2 silver awards (RMB 6,000 each); (3) Bachelor Thesis Awards: no more than 4 gold awards (RMB 6,000), 6 silver awards (RMB 2,000 each).
The thesis adviser/supervisor of the winner will be awarded one-fourth of the corresponding cash prize.