Saskatchewan is currently seeking professors to participate in an innovative
internship program - managed by MITACS – which connects a grad student/post-doc
and a faculty member in any academic discipline with a Saskatchewan
partner company through 4 or 8 month research projects.
The ACCELERATE Saskatchewan advantage:
ü The application process has limited
paperwork and provides quick turnaround for funding approvals
ü We can leverage your existing industry
funding to support ACCELERATE Saskatchewan internships
ü An ACCELERATE Saskatchewan internship
will provide a valuable career opportunity for your graduate students and
ü The program will help you to establish
new relationships with non-academic partners
ü We will assist you with the
A graduate intern, under the
supervision of a faculty member, spends approximately half of his/her time over
a four or eight month period onsite with a partner company, collecting data and
developing a better understanding of a jointly-identified research problem. The
balance of the intern’s time is spent at the university with their professor,
developing a solution to the company’s challenge.
The company’s contribution of $7.5K
per four-month internship is matched by MITACS, with funding support from the
Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada. The intern receives
$10K of the $15K in funding, with the remaining $5K supporting other costs
associated with the project.
to a recent expansion of the program, ACCELERATE Saskatchewan (http://www.acceleratecanada.ca/?lang=en®ion=sk&page=overview) is
now open to all university faculties and departments, such
as Engineering, Psychology, Architecture, Nursing, Computer Science, Geography,
Business, Biology, Medicine and many more.
you are interested in participating in the ACCELERATE Saskatchewan program or
would like to receive more information, please contact Deanna Lanoway at email@example.com or 204.510.8215.
contact Cristina Holguin-Pando Research Facilitator
or 966-2207, at the U of S for further information, and for assistance
if you are interested in accessing this funding opportunity.
more information about ACCELERATE Saskatchewan including past examples of
internships across Canada, visit www.accelerationcanada.ca
or contact. For more information about MITACS, visit www.mitacs.ca.