Internship Partners

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 

BrainVision, producers of neurophysiological software/hardware solutions

Emotiv, inventors of wireless brain-computer interfaces

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

Intheon, 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

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. Non-funded graduate trainees and 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. Trainees should complete an Internship application and obtain the required signatures, and email the form to the CD-CREATE staff.

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 CD-Create staff (to be provided later) at the end of the internship.