FRQNT international internship awards

The international internships of the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FRQNT) aim to foster the international mobility of master’s and doctoral students whose research activities align with the scientific program of a strategic research network such as the QCBS.

QCBS students are invited to submit applications to the QCBS for the FRQNT international internship program.The QCBS will submit the applications selected.

Learn more about this opportunity in the guidelines provided by FRQNT. For any additional information, contact Philippe Auzel.

Since 2010, some 16 QCBS students were allocated a total of $137,000 for international internships through their QCBS affiliation.

QCBS students who received and internships from the QCBS: map in construction

STUDENT   YEAR INSTITUTION LOCATION OF INTERNSHIP
Marianne Bachand Bachand, Marianne 2010 Université Laval Bellizona, Switzerland
 Kiyoko Gotanda Gotanda, Kiyoko 2010 McGill University Sydney, Australia
 Ismael Youssef Ismail, Youssef 2010 Université de Montréal Illinois, USA
 Noemie d'amour D’Amour, Noémie 2013 Université Laval Thurso, Scotland
 Vincent Fugere Fugère, Vincent 2013 McGill University Copenhagen, Denmark
 Edeline Gagnon Gagnon, Edeline 2013 Université de Montréal Zurich, Switzerland
London, England
 Yanick Gendreau Gendreau, Yanick 2013 UQAR Tromso, Norway
 Ria Ghai Ghai, Ria 2013 McGill University Wisconsin, USA
 Malie Lessard Lessard-Therrien, Malie 2013 McGill University Stockholm, Sweden
 Anthony Merante Merante, Anthony 2013 UQAM Lower Austria,
Austria
 Amandine Boniface Boniface, Amandine 2014 Université de Bourgogne
Dijon, France
Montreal, Canada
 Charlotte Marchand Marchand, Charlotte 2014 Université de Montréal Smaland, Sweden
 Nagarju Shivaprakash Nagaraju, Shivaprakash 2014 Concordia University Bengalore, India
 Magali Petit Petit, Magali 2014 UQAR Strasbourg, France
 Paul Abram Abram, Paul 2015 Université de Montréal Palermo, Italy
 Gabriel Pigeon Pigeon, Gabriel 2015 Université de Sherbrooke Southampton, England

ELIGIBILITY

A – For students registred in a Québec University

• Be canadian citizen, permanent resident or foreign student;
• Be registered to a master or Ph.D. program in a Québec university;
• Be a member of the QCBS.

 B – For students outside Quebec

• Be registered in an University outside Québec;
• Should not be registered as co supervised by a member of a Quebéc university;
• Should do the internship with QCBS a researcher

TERMS OF THE AWARD

  • Amount of the grant: maximum of $15,000 with subsistence fees, which cannot go beyond $2,500 per month
  • Duration of the internship: 2 to 12 months
  • Priority countries and regions: Germany, Brazil, China, United States of America, Flanders, France India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Wallonia – Bruxelles. You need to justify an existing collaboration outside this priority list.
  • Application to QCBS: the sooner the better – we can generally submit 2 to 4 applications per year

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submission of applications to QCBS: contact the QCBS coordinator if you want to submit an application – to maximise your chances, please submit your application before the start  of the fiscal year (april 1st).
  • Application to submit for QCBS review: an application letter explaining how your research project fits in QCBS research program (3 axis) and how this internship will contribute to your training, an updated CV mentioning your NIP, your last transcripts - unofficial documents,  a support letter from your advisor (explaining the existing collaboration if the internship is outside the priority list) and a budget with all the information justifying your expenses (screen capture, online submission, etc.)
  • Make sure  we have the information to fill the online application (done by the QCBS and not by the student)
  • Your application will be evaluated by a committee according to FRQNT guidelines
  • The selected ones will be submitted to FRQNT which will assess the request and verify the proposed budget for the internship.