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Metsoc Doctoral Scholarship Award

THE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR IS OPEN for 2024. The deadline is February 12, 2024

The purpose of the MetSoc Doctoral Student Scholarship is to encourage and support the attainment of educational goals by doctoral students who have demonstrated a high level of research achievement at a Canadian university.

Metsoc Doctoral Scholarship Award

2023 Recipient

Bernoulli Andilab

Toronto Metropolitan University

Bernoulli Andilab is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Toronto Metropolitan University. Bernoulli is an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholar (Doctoral) and is supervised by Dr. C. (Ravi) Ravindran at the Centre for Near-net-shape Processing of Materials. He also completed his BEng. and MASc. at Toronto Metropolitan University. Bernoulli’s research background is in the field of metallurgy and metalcasting, specifically on the casting of lightweight alloys such as aluminum and magnesium. His research focuses on the development of high-strength lightweight alloys for automotive and aerospace applications. Specifically, his research aims to improve the mechanical properties and thermal conductivity of aluminum via graphene addition. Bernoulli currently has 15+ peer reviewed journal publications, including two award winning papers (ASM Best Student Paper Contest). Bernoulli volunteers for several materials science and metallurgy communities/societies and has been a board member on board of trustees of the International Metallographic Society (IMS). He served on committees at Toronto Metropolitan University which focused on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and improving student experience. Bernoulli is also an avid tennis player and enjoys watching hockey.

Scholarship Terms

The value of the scholarship is a single payment of $4,000 CAD. The award recipient is also eligible for a $500 travel grant for the Annual Conference of Metallurgists to receive their award, so long as the distance is above 500KM.  Only one award will be made to a given individual in the course of their Ph.D. program. No single individual should hold more than one scholarship award within MetSoc including its Technical sections in a given year. One Doctoral Student Scholarship shall be made each year. However, the Award Committee may decide not to make an award if a suitable recipient is not identified. The amount of the award is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors of MetSoc.

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Full-time doctoral candidates in their second, third or fourth year of study who are pursuing degrees in metallurgy, materials engineering or related fields are eligible for a scholarship.

Recipient’s Obligation

The award shall be presented at the Conference of Metallurgists. At that time, the recipient may be requested to speak on a subject of major interest to him/her in the field of metallurgy.

Application packages must be submitted by the student using the online award system. Application packages are limited to the documents requested only. Additional documents will not be weighted into the score of the candidate.

Each application must include:

  1. One letter of recommendation from the faculty member addressing the selection criteria relative to the field of study in metallurgical or materials research. It should answer the question: “Why do you wish to single out this student for the award?” The letter should also indicate the expected completion date of the candidate’s degree program.
  2. A written letter by the student of why he/she meets the criteria of the award by describing the following:
    1. A brief  Plan of Work including immediate research goals and career goals
    2. Their research and academic excellence and potential
    3. Their demonstrated impact and initiative
    4. Any community service and/or extra-curricular activities.
  3.  A curriculum vitae for the student, listing publications and work experience, as well as the month and the year at which all university degrees were started or completed.
  4. A transcript

The adjudication of the award shall be made by the Awards Committee of The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM. In making its determination, the MetSoc Awards Committee will consider the research and academic excellence and/ or potential of the nominee and select based on demonstrated achievement and potential for significant contributions to the field. The Awards Committee will use a weighted numeric scale on these four criteria:

  • Research excellence /potential
  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated impact and initiative ​
    • Examples could include: organizing student events, serving on the executive of MetSoc student chapter, leading social media activities for department/team, member of the design team
  • Community service/extra-curricular activities

The percentage of the scale will vary based on the type of scholarship with more emphasis on research for Doctoral.

Every year MetSoc honours three students in three different categories; Undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctoral. The students receive the award at the Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM). In addition to the awards, MetSoc also supports the students to attend the conference.

  • Conference registration is free for the award recipients.
  • Accommodation during the conference duration is provided to the recipients by MetSoc at one of the conference hotels.
  • Travel costs are subsidized by MetSoc based on the student travel distance. In general, students travelling East-West will receive approximately $800 and those travelling within central Canada (Ontario/Quebec) will receive approximately $500. No travel receipts will be required as the amount will be paid as a stipend, not a reimbursement. Therefore, the student recipients can allocate this fund to travel costs or meal costs, at their discretion. However, the amount may vary as it depends on the yearly student travel budget and is at the discretion of the executive manager/student service chair.
  • The student recipients will also receive a complimentary ticket for the award banquet.


The scholarship application program is closed for 2023.