APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 3!

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR QUEBEC COLLEGE STUDENTS


AT MITACS WE WORK WITH YOU TO BRING YOUR IDEAS TO MARKET

Leverage Mitacs’s funding

Grow your students’ networks

Open to natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering students

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Mitacs is a national, independent, not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation. We connect colleges and polytechnics with companies and not-for-profit organizations that need student internships from all disciplines. Students get to work in their fields and gain real-world experience, and companies get much-needed expertise.

SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

"From an immigrant’s perspective who is very new in this market, there is nothing more helpful than getting a locally trained graduate or student to provide support in business strategy. As a new entrepreneur myself, I lack operational knowledge, specifically in expanding and scaling profitability. I may be able to start an innovative venture on my own, but tapping into Mitacs’s BSI program is a gateway to bigger possibilities and opportunities."

Lian Delos Reyes

Founder, Milksta Inc.

WHO WE ARE


Academic supervisors must:

  • Be a college faculty member or researcher in Quebec, capable of ensuring appropriate supervision to enable the student to carry out a project in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering

ELIGIBILITY

$5,000 AWARD PROVIDES COLLEGE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR HANDS-ON RESEARCH AND TRAINING


  • Allow students to develop a network through collaborations with professors or researchers 
  • Give students a chance to acquire training and practical experience in research so they can become drivers of innovation in the future 
  • Develop students’ research skills and ensure they increase their technical knowledge within the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering 
  • Improve students’ awareness of the diverse training and career paths available to them 
  • Identify new research links and directions, opportunities for strengthened research collaborations or project continuity through other Mitacs or FRQNT programs 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

THE BENEFITS TO YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS


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Training students, sharpening their research and work skills, helping them acquire on-the-job experience — these are challenges CEGEP administrators and professors wrestle with every day.

 
Mitacs can help with this — and more.

 
In collaboration with Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT), we have launched an initiative 
providing a $5,000 grant for Quebec-based college students to undertake a short-term, paid research training internship with a Quebec college, CEGEP, CCTT, or university in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering

The project the student embarks on can be completed full-time or part-time:

Want to launch new research and training opportunities for your students?

HOW WE HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS


  • An 80-member Business Development team means we have the partnerships and expertise to support collaborative research projects between the CEGEP/polytechnic and industry 
  • Mitacs’s contribution provides a stipend for your students’ research opportunities

GET STARTED


  • Full-time projects must be 12-16 weeks in duration, completed over the summer months with a latest start date of May 31, 2021 
  • Part-time projects must be 28-32 weeks in duration, with a latest start date of September 30, 2021 
  • For both full-time or part-time internships, project hours must be reasonable to complete the project successfully within the timeframe specified and allow interns appropriate exposure to research


Home institutions (where the student is enrolled) must:


Students must:

  • Be enrolled as a college/CEGEP student at an eligible public or private college/CEGEP recognized by the FRQNT 
  • Be enrolled in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering 
  • Not currently be participating in another Mitacs project and not be a previous recipient of this award program 


Host institutions (where the student will be hosted for their project) can:



CEGEPs can submit a maximum of 4 projects with 2 serving as reserve projects. Due to the limited number of awards, institutions may be asked to prioritize projects, as projects are subject to limited funding. Institutions will be notified after May 3.

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