12-month graduate fellowships in Complex Dynamics: deadline Feb 15, 2018.
The CD-CREATE network is recruiting graduate students for the first round of Graduate Research Awards in Complex Dynamics. Graduate applicants who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program in Autumn 2017 in an NSERC-related field (natural science and engineering) are eligible to apply. Please note that medical residents and students holding NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC fellowships for the same time period are not eligible to apply. Graduate students are eligible for a total of 4 years of accumulated NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC funding during their entire graduate training. Graduate fellowships from the NSERC-CD training grant funding will not be provided to trainees while they hold departmental support that entails a regular time commitment, as this may jeopardize the trainees' ability to reach the goals of the training program. Graduate Fellowships will be awarded for 1 year, with a possibility of 2nd year funding contingent on satisfactory progress, and will begin in September 2018. Awards include an 8-month stipend of $18,000 plus a 16-week (4-month) internship stipend of $8000 (total $26,000) to students enrolled full-time (Masters or PhD level) at the home institution of one of the CD mentors. Students are expected to conduct research relevant to the goals of the CD training grant with one of the training grant supervisors listed on the Mentors page, to have a co-supervisor from the CD-Create network (organized after funding is awarded), to attend CD workshops and professional development events, and to fulfill the 4-month internship with one of the Complex Dynamics internship partners, described under "Partners". Citizens of all countries are eligible for the CD-Create graduate awards. Further information on NSERC's eligibility requirements is available at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp
Instructions to applicants: Please examine carefully the research interests of the members in this network who can serve as supervisors and as internship partners. Detailed descriptions of research opportunities can be found at the websites of the Mentors (listed under Mentors page). We strongly recommend that applicants first contact the prospective supervisors via email to determine whether they are sponsoring trainees for autumn 2018 in the CD Training grant. Interviews with prospective internship partners are arranged after applicants accept the awards. Applicants are judged based on student's academic record; fit to CD training network themes; and balance across training themes. Some preference will be given to applicants whose proposal indicates a novel training experience compared with their current training environment. Due to the limited number of awards, only one application per applicant and one application per supervisor will be considered for the graduate fellowships. Les candidatures peuvent être soumises en français.
Complete the form-fillable graduate application form and obtain the signature of a supervisor in the CD training grant on this application. In addition, applicants must arrange to send a CV and one recommendation letter submitted by someone other than the nominating supervisor, who is familiar with the applicant's research. Please note that only one recommendation letter per application is permitted. Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions attended by the applicant are required to be sent by mail to the CD-Create Program Coordinator, Dept of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Dr Penfield Ave, Montreal QC H3A 1B1 by Feb 15, 2018. The remaining application materials can be submitted in email. Awards announcements are expected to be made in mid-March 2018.
Instructions to supervisors: Please read and sign page 2 of the trainee's application. Supervisors are expected to provide $1000 toward the applicant's stipend and a $1000 travel allowance for the applicant to attend the annual CREATE conference. Supervisors are also expected to have submitted the CD-Tutorials Form [.doc], which is required from training grant members before they apply to serve as supervisors on CD graduate fellowship applications. If you have submitted the Tutorials form for a previous competition you DO NOT need to re-submit it.
Instructions to Recommenders: Recommenders should submit the recommendation form below to the CD-Create Program Coordinator by Feb 15, 2018. Graduate Recommendation Form