Quebec Government International Internship Program for Canadian and Foreign Students

International internship program

Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: Masters, PhD (research, internship)
Provider: FRQNT
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
The FRQNT's (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies) international internship aims to foster international mobility of students whose research activities are part of the scientific program of a strategic cluster funded by the FRQNT.

The internship program is a supplementary tool available to a strategic cluster to strengthen its position at the international level through research projects and partnerships that have already been established or which are under development.

The international internship is intended for Master's or doctoral students enrolled full-time in a Quebec university or in an university outside Québec who meets the requirements of their program. The proposed research outlined in the application as part of the internship must be part of the scientific program of the strategic cluster.

All of the strategic clusters supported by the FRQNT may submit an application to this program.

The applicant proposed by the strategic cluster must meet all of the eligibility requirements listed here after.

a). For full-time students enrolled in a Québec university:
The applicant must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a foreign student who has a valid study permit for the province of Québec.

b). For foreign students enrolled in a university outside Québec:
  • The applicant must have the valid study permits or visa for the entire duration of the internship;
  • The applicant can't be enrolled in a co-degree from more than one institution including a Québec university. For the students enrolled in a co-degree see the rules of the Frontenac program.
Location of the internship:
The internship must take place outside Quebec for students enrolled in a Quebec university or Quebec for students from abroad.

Selective criteria:
Applications are evaluated by the strategic clusters according to the following criteria:
  • The academic excellence and research aptitude of the candidate - 50 points
  • The correspondence of the internship with the scientific program of the cluster's - 25 points
  • The insertion of the internship in international action of the strategic cluster - 25 points
The process and evaluation criteria are the sole responsibility of the FRQNT.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Sponsorship duration
The internship must be of a minimum duration of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship for internship is of a maximum value of $15,000. However, the FRQNT will allow no more than the equivalent of $2,500/month in living expenses. FRQNT will permit internship expenses (ex.: airfare, room rental agreement, etc.) to be covered by the strategic cluster.

Method of Application
Candidates interested within this program must file their application within their strategic cluster (see list on FRQNT's Web Site) Validate the list of documents required for this application with the specific strategic cluster. The strategic clusters which recommend a candidate must fill the specific form available on FRQNT's Web site as well as transmit it electronically. The form includes the complete addresses of the student, the academic supervisor, and the internship supervisor. A brief description of the nature of the internship is also required.

The strategic clusters must also submit the selection committee report that states the results for each of the three criteria in effect, the assessment process and the names of the committee members.
The strategic clusters must also send in the electronic form, a letter signed by the supervisor of the student specifying the start and end dates of the internship.

Any internship application must be filed by the strategic cluster and approved by the FRQNT before the leaving of the trainee.

Application deadline is 1st March, 2018, 11:59 PM. The internship must start no later than March 31, 2018.

All projects involving human subjects or biological materials (body parts, products, tissues, cells or genetic material from a human body, of a person living or dead) or administrative, scientific or descriptive data from human subjects, require the approval of the research ethics board of the principal applicant’s institution (Common General Rules, article 5.3). Furthermore, if applicable, researchers must report any environmental impacts of their research and employ reasonable efforts to minimize them. To this end, they must obtain the required authorization and permit before the start of the project.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Canada for International Students

No comments:

Post a Comment