Sr. Marie de Lovinfosse, Scholarship Recipient


CFEB offers scholarships every year to encourage Canadians to study and do research at the École Biblique.  Since 2003, the CFEB has made more than 30 scholarship awards totalling more than $155,000.

Individual scholarships can be for a term or a full year as well as short-term stays of several weeks (e.g., usually in late spring or summer) at the École. The amount of scholarships can vary from about $2000-$3000 (short-term summer stays) to a maximum of $7500 (for a term or full year).

Scholars may seek assistance for a second or subsequent year, following the same eligibility guidelines and application process. A grant in one year does not guarantee support in subsequent years.

Monies will be paid directly to the École Biblique for payment of fees, tuition and board and room. CFEB does not give money directly to applicants.


Eligibility Guidelines

  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.


  • Preference will be given to candidates according to the following order:
  1. Applicants who want to study for a full year at the École Biblique
  2. Students who are enrolled in a graduate degree at their home institution but want to spend a period of time for study or research at the École Biblique
  3. Scholars who want to spend a period of time at the École Biblique for research.


For those applying for short term stays, the time of the year will also be taken into consideration. There is more likely to be accommodation available from May to September than during the school year for those with short-term stays.

  • In addition to applying to the CFEB for a scholarship (applications are normally submitted in January/February annually), applicants must apply independently to the École Biblique by writing to the Director, Fr Jean Jacques Pérennès (, and must be accepted by the École Biblique into a program of study or to conduct research.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need. It is intended that this scholarship will supplement other sources of income. A scholarship will normally be awarded in the range of $2,000 to $7,500, depending on need. Special consideration will be given to women and to individuals who may not have other sources of support available to them. Members of religious communities, diocesan clergy and lay students are eligible.


Application Procedure

Applications may be submitted in French or in English.

Candidates should submit:

  • A curriculum vitae. (Please include SIN number since this is needed for reporting to Revenue Canada)
  • A detailed statement of the candidate’s proposed program of study or research at the École Biblique
  • Two letters of reference from professors familiar with the candidate’s current work
  • A statement of financial need.


In addition to applying to the CFEB, applicants must apply independently to the École Biblique by writing to the Director, Fr Jean Jacques Pérennès (, sending their curriculum vitae plus a statement of their proposed study or research and time of stay. 


A committee of three members of the Board of CFEB will review all the applications, and make recommendations to the Board. The Board will forward its recommendations to the Director of the École Biblique who will make the award.


Application materials and queries are to be submitted to: 
Dr. Tim Hegedus, CFEB Administrator

Important Dates

A call for scholarship applications for the summer of 2018 and the 2018-19 academic year will appear in January 2018.


The deadline for applications will be February 9, 2018.
Scholarship recipients will be announced March 9, 2018.