Internship Partners: The Complex Dynamics training network, with its industry and health care partners, provides 4-month funded internships to graduate and postdoctoral trainees in topics related to nonlinear dynamics in brain and behaviour. Current partners include:
Aerial, inventors of home sensor technologies with biomarker applications
InteraXon, creators of brainwave-controlled computing technology and applications
Medibio, developers of biomarkers based on circadian heart rate variability
Montreal Neurological Institute, home of the Open Science repository of brain data
Northern Digital, innovators in 3d measurement tracking technologies
Oscilloscape, developers of signal processing technologies based on human neural dynamics
QUSP, creators of neurotechnology platforms for biosignal processing
SIG-NUM, developers of contactless ECG data acquisition
SR-Research, leaders in high-speed, high-resolution eye tracking applications
SYNC Project, developers of biometric-based platforms for personalized therapeutics
The Virtual Brain, computational modelers of full-brain network dynamics
Eligibility: Each graduate trainee funded by the NSERC-Create grant is expected to hold one 4-month internship placement as part of their 12-month award. Postdoctoral trainees are eligible but not obligated to hold an internship. Each year, trainees will be offered opportunities for interviews with internship partners, either by videoconferencing or in person at annual workshops. Placements are based on mutual agreement between trainees and internship partners and are arranged with CREATE staff and input from the academic supervisor.
Funding: The internship can take place any time of year; May-August is most common. The trainee receives funds during the internship of $1000/month from the training grant and $1000/month from the partner. If the internship does not takes place at the partner site, then a plan for regularly scheduled supervisory meetings should be included in the internship application, a one-page application signed by trainee, internship partner, and academic supervisor, and reviewed by the NSERC-Create staff. Trainees are required to submit a brief report to the NSERC-Create staff at the end of the internship.