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Research Fields TEST Canadian north
Categories Unrestricted
Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility Note: This program will terminate effective March 31, 2011. Applications for internships ending before that date will be accepted provided that funds are still available
Northern Research Interships are tenable in a northern Canadian organization that will benefit from the research conducted, either directly or through the sharing of knowledge. Partner organizations can include colleges, federal, provincial and territorial government departments, companies, non-governmental organizations (NGO's) or communities. Students/fellows should consult with their supervisors and/or the potential research organizations themselves to find a suitable partnet for an intership.
Program objectives:
  • supports senior undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows pursuing studies in the Canadian North by facilitating extended stays and subsidizing the costs associated with activities in the North (For the purposes of the program, Canada's North is defined as the land- and ocean-based territory that lies north of the southern limit of the discontinuous permafrost, from northern British Columbia to northern Labrador. For a map outlining the location of permafrost, visit Natural Resources Canada’s The Atlas of Canada web site at http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/index.html
  • enhances the interaction between undergraduate and graduate students/postdoctoral fellows and Northerners who have a stake in northern research. Eligibility
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • be an undergraduate student in the final two years of your bachelor's degree program, or be (or plan to be) a graduate student, or have received your PhD in the natural sciences or engineering within the past five years
  • have secured a formal agreement with a northern partner, which will contribute financially to the intership or will provide in-kind support.
    Award Value:
  • A $4,000 allowance is allocated for travel and logistics.
  • Holders of an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA), Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS), Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS), Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) or a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) will qualify for a stipend of $125 per week. All other applicants will qualify for a stipend of $375 per week. * The stipend will be paid to the successful applicant for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 16 weeks.
  • Northern partners must supplement the internship by at least $125 per week or provide in-kind support, such as room and board, for the duration of the award.
  • The university supervisor, or the university, must supplement the internship by at least $125 per week for the duration of the award.
  • Vacations or interruptions during the tenure of the award will not be subsidized.
  • There are no retroactive awards.
  • Value The value is not available
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at northern Canadian organization
    Deadlines No deadlines available
    Application Details Visit the NSERC web site at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/NorthernIntern-NordiqueStage_eng.asp Contact: Scholarships and Fellowships Division, NSERC, 350 Albert Street Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5 Telephone: 613-947-0428 Fax: 613-996-2589 Email: schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca Updated: February 3, 2012

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