International Internships - Energy/Digital/Aerospace


Summary

Competition year :

2018-2019

 

Deadline (application) :

November 8th, 2018, 4 PM

 

Amount :

Maximum 15 000 $

 

Duration :

Maximum of 2 to 6 months

 

Announcement of results :

December 2018

 

Program Rules


1.

Objective

The objective of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies International Internships-Energy/Digital/Aerospace program is to promote the international mobility of doctoral students whose research is in an area related to energy, digital technologies and aerospace.

The objective of the International Energy-Digital-Aerospace Internships program of the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature and Technologies is to promote the international mobility of graduate students at the doctoral level whose research activities fall within the scope of the program. a theme related to energy, digital and aerospace.


3.

Place of tenure

For students enrolled full-time in a Quebec university:

Internship funded by this scholarship must take place in an university of one of the following regions or states:

  • Bavaria, Germany
  • Georgia, USA
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Shandong, China
  • Upper Austria, Austria
  • Western Cape, South Africa
The funded internship must begin no later than March 31st 2019.

For students enrolled in a university outside Quebec:

Internship funded by this scholarship must take place in a Quebec university or a QuebecCollege Centres for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTT).

The funded internship must begin no later than March 31st 2019.

5.

Eligibility conditions

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements at the competition deadline.

Citizenship

For full-time students enrolled in a Québec university:

  • Have Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status in Canada, or foreign student status with a valid study permit to study in Quebec.
  • Have the status of resident of Québec within the meaning of the Quebec Health Insurance Act.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at a Quebec university, in a field targeted by the Internships-Energy-Digital-Aerospace program.

For students enrolled in a university institution in a region mentioned in point 3:

  • Hold study permits or visas necessary for the duration of their internship in Quebec.
  • Have citizenship or permanent residence of one of the states in which the regions mentioned in point 3 are located.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate program at a university in one of the regions mentioned in point 3 and in a field targeted by the Internships-Energy-Digital-Aerospace program.

Restrictions

  • Candidates can not apply for a scholarship to conduct preparatory studies.
  • Students enrolled in cotutelle with a foreign university can not benefit from this program to visit the site and stay in one of their home universities.
  • Québec candidates who are registered full-time at a university outside Québec are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Candidates who are citizens of the country in which the region mentioned in point 3 is located and who are registered full-time at a university in Quebec are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Quebec students who have the citizenship of the country in which the region mentioned in point 3 is located are not eligible for this scholarship.

Eligibility period

The student is eligible and can receive payments from this doctoral scholarship for a period of 6 months or until the end of his doctoral program or his stay at an eligible institution.

Training place

The internship must take place in an establishment in one of the regions mentioned in point 3 for students enrolled in a Québec university. Students and students from one of the regions mentioned in point 3 must do their internship in a Quebec institution.

Duration of the funded studies

The studies funded must be at least 2 months. The financing can not exceed one year 6 months.

Start date of the funded studies

The studies funded must begin no later than March 31 of the year following the award.


6.

Submitting an application

Electronic application form (e-form)

The applicant must create his account in the FRQnet system.

The e-form is available on the FRQNT website. It must be completed and sent electronically by the competition deadline. Once completed, applicants can print a copy for their records.  

Forms may be completed in English or French. Applicants who submit the form in English must provide a French title for their project.

Required documents

Required documents must be submitted electronically in the attachment files provided for that purpose in the application e-form. Documents that are illegible or unclear will be rejected.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application includes all documents required for the application to be considered admissible.

Student enrolled in a Québec university must provide the following documents:

  • A copy of official transcripts (non-official electronic version is not accepted) for all university studies completed, completed or not (certificate, diploma, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, etc.). Where equivalencies have been granted for courses taken at other institutions or in previous programs, transcripts of these must be attached to the file, including college records. In the case of transcripts obtained outside the North American continent, the candidate must attach a letter explaining the grading system in force in the institution concerned. The FRQNT considers as official the transcripts given to candidates by the Registrar's Office. Opening the envelope to digitize the transcript does not make it unofficial for the purposes of the Fund;
  • A photocopy of the valid Québec health insurance card or any official document from the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec that establishes the status of resident of Québec within the meaning of the Quebec Health Insurance Act;
  • For residents and permanent residents, a copy of the right of establishment in Canada or the permanent resident card;
  • Candidates who do not have citizenship or permanent residence must provide a copy of the Quebec Study Permit.
  • For Canadian citizens born outside of Canada, a copy of proof of Canadian citizenship;
  • Publisher acknowledgments for all submitted articles and publisher notifications for articles accepted for publication (acknowledgments of receipt for previously published articles are not forwarded to the committee)
  • Proof of full-time enrollment in a graduate program at a Quebec university.
  • A letter or other signed document attesting to the invitation of the candidate by the foreign host.

Students outside Quebec must provide the following documents:

  • A photocopy of the valid passport identification page of the candidate's country of origin or any official document that establishes the citizenship of the candidate.
  • Transcripts for all university studies completed, completed or not (certificate, diploma, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, etc.). Where equivalencies have been granted for courses taken at other institutions or in previous programs, their transcripts must be attached to the file. In the case of transcripts obtained outside the North American continent, the candidate must attach a letter explaining the grading system in force in the institution concerned. The FRQNT reserves the right to verify the authenticity of the information provided to the institutions of origin.
  • Publisher acknowledgments for all submitted articles and publisher notifications for articles accepted for publication (acknowledgments of receipt for published articles are not forwarded to the committee).
    Official proof of full-time enrollment in a graduate program at the university located in one of the regions mentioned in point 3.
  • A letter or other signed document attesting to the candidate's registration in a Québec university or a signed letter attesting to the applicant's invitation to a Québec CCTT.

Precisions

Only the e-forms for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and the other required documents will be accepted. No attached material or documents other than those required will be forwarded to the evaluation committee. Files cannot be updated after the deadline for applications.

The FRQNT reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any documents and information provided by contacting the organizations concerned.

Any document submitted in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Procedure for submitting required documents

Before the deadline for applications, applicants must submit all required documents in the appropriate attachment file on the application e-form. No reminder will be made and no files can be added after the competition deadline.

Incomplete application files will not be accepted.

7.

Evaluation of applications

Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria and weighting:

Criteria

 

 

Excellence of university record

  • Cumulative average obtained;
  • Progression of studies;
  • Duration of studies;
  • Prizes and distinctions.

 

30 points

Aptitude for research and relevant research experience

  • Reason for the application and research interests;
  • Applicant's experience and achievements.

 

40 points

Scientific quality and interest of the research project and the socio-economic scope of the research project, if applicable

  • Clarity of the scientific objectives;
  • Relevance of the methodology for the objectives sought;
  • Originality of the project;
  • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field concerned;
  • Compatibility of the proposed project with the supervisor's field of research.

 

20 points

Social implication, leadership and communication skills

  • Leadership skills;
  • Organization of conferences and meetings;
  • Nominations;
  • Volunteering;
  • Mentoring;
  • Experience as a supervisor;
  • Project management;
  • Committee chairmanship;
  • Ability or potential to clearly and logically communicate scientific concepts;
  • General presentation of the application.

 

10 points

TOTAL

 

100 points

 

8.

Awarding of scholarships and announcement of results

Awarding of scholarships

Applications are evaluated and ranked on merit by the evaluation committees. For each committee or group, scholarships are offered in accordance with the available budget. When allocating its budget, the FRQNT reserves the right to change its scholarships in keeping with objectives chosen by the Board of Directors.

Announcement of results

FRQNT Board of Directors funding decisions are announced electronically. All applicants are informed of the competition results.

The decisions of the Board of Directors are final and cannot be appealed. There is no review process.

The applicant must accept or decline the scholarship within 10 days of receiving the scholarship notification by completing the electronic form in his/her "Scholarship Holder Account". After this deadline, applicants are deemed to have declined the scholarship.


10.

Integrity of the Evaluation Process

At no time may applicants or their institutional authorities make contact with evaluation committee members, unless such contact is specified as part of the evaluation process. Similarly, evaluation committee members must not make contact with applicants, unless such contact is specifically indicated in the evaluation process. The identities of evaluation committee members are kept confidential to avoid any attempt at collusion. The Fonds reserve the right to withdraw an application from competition if there is any inappropriate intervention, lobby, undue influence or collusion during the evaluation process, as stipulated in the Policy for the Responsible Conduct of Research.


11.

Liability of the Fonds

The Fonds make all reasonable efforts to ensure optimal service. However, they cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from their handling of applications for funding. Furthermore, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Fonds are not liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the disclosure of personal or confidential information that was not authorized by the Fonds.


12.

False or Misleading Information

The Fonds presume the good faith of the declaration provided in funding applications or in any other document submitted at any time during the funding cycle, from the initial funding application to the final report. Applicants and funding holder must be transparent and provide accurate and precise information. They must be conscientious about advising the Fonds of any changes in their situation, where applicable. Such qualities are essential to maintaining the trust of the Fonds in its funding holders.

Under the Act Respecting the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (CQLR, c. M-15.1.0.1), any individual who submits an application containing false or misleading information to obtain or procure financial support is committing an offence, is liable to a fine and could be barred from receiving financial support for a period of up to five years. Where a legal person commits such an offence, every director or representative of that legal person who was aware of the offence may be liable to a fine. Furthermore, such a declaration constitutes a breach of responsible research conduct, as set forth in the Fonds de recherche du Québec Policy for the Responsible Conduct of Research, and may be subject to sanctions in accordance with this policy.

The Fonds reserve the right to take immediate measures to stop the use of public funds obtained through false or misleading information, and to take legal action to recover fraudulently obtained funds and claim compensation for damages caused where appropriate.


13.

Other rules

Certificate of attendance

To receive the monthly payments of the scholarship, every 2 months from the beginning of the stay, the student must send to the FRQNT proof of attendance signed by a person in charge at his / her host university, who certifies the presence.

Final report

An internship report must be sent by email to the FRQNT Program Manager no later than one month after the end of the internship. This report is written in free format of about one page. It must present the following elements: 1) Presentation of the place of training; 2) Description of the project(s) to which the trainee worked and its contribution; 3) General appreciation of the internship and research skills acquired; 4) Collaborations developed.

Common general rules

It is necessary to refer to the Common General Rules for all matters relating to responsible conduct in research, the protection of personal information and confidentiality, intellectual property and the protection of academic freedom.

 

 

 

 


Do you have questions?

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 laurence.martingosselin

418 643-8560, poste 3455

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