Type of Program:
The Connect Canada Internships match 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.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is $5,000.
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.
When It Ends:
Eligibility criteria for interns:
Eligible participating institutions:
Eligible industry partners:
Internships can begin in two ways:
Industry Driven: Companies with specific R&D issues can create an internship opportunity by identifying the type of research to be undertaken and the particular skill sets and/or academic background required by the intern.
Professor or Graduate-Student Driven: A graduate student or post-doctoral fellow can submit a research proposal identifying a potential or specific industry partner.
Other Things to Note:
- 1The program on McGill University's website (2013 Guideline) and on Simon Fraser University's website with a deadline for application on October 1, 2019.
- 2No information about the program on the University of Windsor's webpage and AUTO21 appears on LinkedIn as closed (Connect Canada is managed by AUTO21 Inc. and the University of Windsor).