MITACS HEREBY SOLICITS PROPOSALS FOR
INTERNSHIP RESEARCH PROJECTS
The MITACS Internship Program is designed to facilitate research projects involving graduate students or post-doctoral fellows, their academic supervisors and a participating non-academic partner. Partners can include companies, hospitals, financial institutions, hospitals, government labs and agencies and not-for-profit societies.
The internship program provides research funds for faculty members and enables their graduate student or PDF under their supervision to undertake research jointly with a partner organization. The focus is on applying mathematical sciences techniques to research problems of interest to all participants. The aim is to expand joint industry/academia partnerships, to provide a novel training experience for students, and to foster new research projects resulting from the internship research.
Each internship project receives $15,000 in funding with the funds being provided equally by MITACS and the non-academic partner with the funds awarded to the academic supervisor as a research grant. MITACS recommends that $10,000 be used to support the graduate student or PDF with any remaining funds used to support research activities related to the project. There is some flexibility to tie together a number of internships thereby forming a larger project and it may be possible to apply for federal grants based on the internship project.
MITACS can assist with the preparation of the project proposal as well as helping to secure a non-academic partner where required. Full guidelines and the proposal submission template are available on the MITACS website at: www.mitacs.ca/goto/internships.
For more information about this program or to obtain help in preparing a submission, please contact Karen Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals should be received no later than February 15, 2006 for projects intending to start by May 1, 2006.