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How to Find a Research Supervisor

How do you go about finding a professor to supervise you during your master’s or doctorate? Here are three ways to proceed, which you can also use if you’re seeking a supervisor for a research internship or postdoctoral fellowship.

Questionnaire trouver ma direction de recherche

1. Answer the Find Your Research Supervisor questionnaire

Based on your answers to three questions, the Find Your Research Supervisor questionnaire will suggest research projects in line with your objectives as well as faculty members with whom you could study.

If you’re looking for a topic for your master’s thesis or doctoral project, our questionnaire puts you on the right track. It will help you find master’s or PhD projects of interest and faculty members who can supervise you during your graduate studies.

2. Consult the list of master’s and doctoral research projects available for future students

A good way to find out about student research opportunities is to browse our list of master’s and PhD projects.

It also gives you a good idea about our areas of expertise and is an effective way to identify faculty members with research interests similar to yours.

INRS faculty members regularly invite master’s and doctoral students to join their teams to conduct innovative research in basic and applied science.

Projects are offered all year long, but there are more options available in the spring.

Browse the list of projects for a look at the wealth of research activities and diversity of topics addressed at INRS. Found a project that catches your eye? Submit your application!

Marie-Soleil CLoutier, professeure à l'INRS

3. Browse the faculty directory

Browse the list of our professors to find someone to supervise you during your graduate studies. Their faculty profiles will tell you about their research areas.

Use research criteria such as “Training openings” and the search bar woth keywords to fine tune your search.