A New Mitacs Representative at the ÉTS
Unknown to many students, Mitacs programs (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) are designed to support applied and industrial research in all sectors by creating partnerships between universities and businesses, with the assistance of the federal and provincial governments. During the past 16 years, Mitacs has funded over 16,000 research internships, trained over 29,000 students and postdoctoral students, and supported over 1300 international research collaborations.
In recent months, the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal (ÉTS) has a full-time Mitacs representative to guide students and professors in their funding requests.
The Globalink Research Awards Program
This program is designed to encourage students to do internships abroad and to create international research relations. Internships last from 12 to 24 weeks and scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,000. Currently, the available destinations are Brazil, China, France, India, Tunisia, Mexico, and Japan.
Eligibility to the Globalink Research Program
This scholarship is available to graduate students. Some destinations are also open to graduating seniors. The next call for proposals is open until November 9, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time). For most locations, students can be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or foreign students, but cannot conduct a project in the country of their citizenship, or a university where they have already completed a study program or where they were employed. They must be studying full-time at a Canadian university and be 18 years old or over. For the complete conditions, please visit the Mitacs site.
Supervising professors of the home university must hold a faculty position at a Canadian university, be empowered to supervise graduate students and to receive funds from the three councils (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada). Supervising professors of the host university must be recognized as professors by their institution and be eligible to host graduate students.
For More Information on the Globalink Research Program
You can get more information at the Mitacs booth held the second Thursday of each month in the lobby of Pavilion A, near the cafeteria and elevator No. 1. You can also contact the Mitacs representative of the ÉTS, Marie-Laure de Boutray.