Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:
https://www.connectcanadainternships.ca/programInformation/overview.htm
Sponsor/Award: NETWORK CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE - AUTO21: CONNECT CANADA - OCE VIP - OPEN COMPETITION

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: N/A
Sponsor's: N/A

Subject Areas: Innovation
Description: AUTO21 Inc. oversees the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Canada's automotive research and development program and Connect Canada, a graduate internship program. Eligible interns are full-time graduate students enrolled in, or postdoctoral fellows working in, a Canadian participating institution in any area of research, including natural science, engineering, economy, social science, health, environment and ethics, provided that their skills are sought by the participating firm to support its innovation process. Interns are paid by stipends through the financial systems of their respective institutions. Interns need not be a Canadian citizen; foreign students and permanent residents are eligible.

Application Details: Connect Canada is helping to increase the amount of research and development in Canada. The program matches graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with private-sector host companies (industry partner) for research internships. The interns work on research projects jointly developed by their academic supervisor and the industry partner. Internships are four-to-six month placements, with at least 50 per cent of the intern's time spent at the industry partner's facilities. The value of the total internship stipend is $10,000, funded equally between the industry partner and Connect Canada. Connect Canada funding is stackable, allowing industry partners and academic researchers to leverage other sources of funding. Stipend awards will not be paid until signed agreements are in place confirming partnership arrangements, contributions and allocations of benefits (such as intellectual property) and policy requirements. For complete details on these issues, please see the Connect Canada program guide. Contact: Raed Kadri - Business Development Officer [raed.kadri@auto21.ca]
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
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Sponsor Contacts:

INFO@CONNECTCANADAINTERNSHIPS.CA
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