There are many research and training programs (see below some of them) available to Graduate students which may offer funding as well. It is advisable that you discuss any program with your supervisor.
The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program is an initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). It is a research training program that was established with the goal of providing graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a unique opportunity to:
The CREATE program was launched in 2009 and Queen's University was one of its first twenty recipients. Officially named the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Bone and Joint Health Technologies, it is hosted in the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) at Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital (KGH) with the abbreviated name: HMRC-CREATE.
Within the next two decades the impact of bone and joint disease and injury on the loss of mobility in patients will be greatly reduced through the integration of emergent biological, information, and engineering technologies. The NSERC-CREATE Training Program in Bone and Joint Health Technologies program is designed to provide a generation of researchers who can achieve this goal.
Training leaders to develop a new generation of minimally invasive technologies for the long-term maintenance of bone and joint health.
To provide future scientists with learning opportunities that will challenge their attitudes and perspectives regarding research in bone and joint health technologies and build transferable skills to facilitate transition to the workforce.
A guiding principle is to provide professional skills to trainees that will improve the quality, impact, and efficiency of performing research in three theme areas:
Established to produce future leaders in translational cancer research in Canada. This program provides young investigators, including graduate students, post PhD and post MD fellows, with training and hands-on experience in transdisciplinary research while broadening their perspective on the cancer problem. The Program welcomes basic science, applied clinical, population health and health services trainees and will offer each of these groups a training program specifically tailored to their background and previous educational path.
At present, new or continuing graduate students may be eligible for studentships of up to $25,000 while post PhD/MD fellows may be eligible for fellowships commensurate with their experience.
Connect Canada is a national internship program that links Canadian companies with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for research placements. Regardless of the sector or the location, Connect Canada interns will apply the latest in research methods and know-how to the most pressing industrial R&D issues. Companies receive a cost-effective way to conduct R&D, while interns gain relevant industry experience that enhances their graduate studies.
Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people. Our key programs for graduate students and recent PhD’s include: Mitacs-Accelerate, Elevate, and Step
Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.
For more information about Mitacs-Accelerate visit: http://www.mitacs.ca/accelerate
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Mitacs Elevate provides a foundation of cutting-edge research, business, entrepreneurship and scientific management skills to newly-minted PhDs. It also gives companies access to a highly qualified uniquely trained pool of talent. Through Mitacs Elevate, new PhDs create and lead a major industrial research project while establishing vital connections within the local business community.
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Mitacs Step is Canada’s only comprehensive program providing business-ready skills to up and coming researchers. Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.
For more information about Mitacs Step visit: http://www.mitacs.ca/step
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