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:
AAVAA, creators of deep-tech solutions from biosignals for listening devices
Aerial, inventors of home sensor technologies with biomarker applications
Bose Health, creators of new technologies that benefit hearing and sleep
BrainVision, producers of neurophysiological software/hardware solutions
Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network, translating sleep research to healthcare, research applications
Emotiv, inventors of wireless brain-computer interfaces
InteraXon, creators of brainwave-controlled computing technology and applications
Montreal Neurological Institute, home of the Open Science repository of brain data
Muvik Labs, developers of interfaces that translate biosensor data into sound
National Research Council (Medical Devices), creators of innovative medical technologies
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
VPixx, developers of hardware/software solutions for high performance multimedia signals
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-Create-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. Trainees must attend the interviews in the same year as their internship application. Placements are based on mutual agreement between trainees, internship partners and CREATE staff with input from the academic supervisor. After the interviews, trainees should complete an Internship application, obtain the required signatures, and email the form with an updated CV to the CD-CREATE staff email listed on the form.
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 present a brief report on their internship at the CREATE annual meeting and to provide the CD-Create staff with a brief written report (to be provided later).
COVID-19: During Sept-Dec 2020, remote-work internships will be offered by select internship sites. Priority will go to 1st-year CREATE grad awardees with 2 years of support; then to students whose summer 2020 internships were disrupted; then to other students. For this season only, graduate trainees should use the COVID-19 application, obtain the required signatures and submit it to the program coordinator.