Doctoral Grant offer Law & AI

Doctoral Grant - Fall 2018

Law & Artificial Intelligence

      The Doctoral Grant issued by both the LexUM Chair on Legal Information and the Cyberjustice Laboratory is intended to encourage a doctoral student to begin a thesis on the subject of law and artificial intelligence. The goal of this Grant is to enable a young researcher to integrate into Montreal’s dynamic and growing field of artificial intelligence research. By integrating into the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law, the young researcher will have access to some of the foremost institutes involved in artificial intelligence research including the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO), which assembles experts from HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and the Université de Montréal, as well as the Université de Montréal’s Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA) whose pioneering efforts are dedicated to the study of Deep Learning. While these types of technologies promise to be at­­ the forefront in the coming years in terms of their economic, social and political impacts, the extent of the practical applications of these innovations remain largely unexplored in the field of law. As such, the LexUM Chair on Legal Information and the Université de Montréal’s Cyberjustice Laboratory have decided to award a doctoral scholarship to encourage the new generation of researchers to take part in addressing the multiple legal challenges presented by algorithms. The recipient of the scholarship will find, within the LexUM Chair on Legal Information and the Cyberjustice Laboratory, a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment conducive to mentoring as well as advanced research on legal issues related to both information technologies and artificial intelligence. The LexUM Chair and the Cyberjustice Laboratory reserve the right not to award a scholarship in 2018 with regard to the files received.


CONDITIONS

Value :

25 000$

GRANT PERIOD:

Fall 2018

THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL TWO SEPARATE PAYMENTS TO THE SERVICE OF SCHOOLING RIGHTS: THE FIRST PAYMENT WILL BE MADE UPON THE SEMESTER OF ADMISSION AND THE 2ND WILL BE MADE ACCORDING TO THE SPECIFICITIES OUTLINED IN THE AWARD LETTER.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:

To be admitted to the doctoral program of the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal; To direct his or her thesis in the field of law and artificial intelligence.

GRANT CRITERIA:

  • Have a high school record;
  • Quality and seriousness of the candidate;
  • Demonstrate an interest in issues related to the interactions between law and information and communication technologies.

APPLICATION FILE:

  • A letter of motivation drawn up to the attention of the Committee of the present Grant and adapted to the selection criteria of the Grant;
  • A brief description of your research project;
  • A research and writing schedule;
  • A letter of appreciation from a professor;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of your transcripts (unofficial are accepted) of the Bachelor’s, Master’s and / or Doctorate, depending on your level of studies;
  • Any other document or information that you consider relevant (statement of financial needs, letters of recommendation, etc.).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:

September 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm

CONTACT (INFORMATION AND FILE SUBMISSION):

Valentin Callipel, Project manager, Cyberjustice Laboratory  valentin.callipel@umontreal.ca

This content has been updated on 03/07/2019 at 18 h 25 min.