SFU-Mitacs GRA University of Strasbourg Call

Project proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, February 4, 2022. Please read the Timeline and the Application process for more information. 

SFU has secured Mitacs funds to support emerging and developing partnerships that have the potential to lead to sustained and multifaceted collaborations between SFU and the University of Strasbourg. Open to projects in all disciplines but projects in the following areas will be assessed favorably:

  • clean energy & energy conversion
  • sensors, detectors & probes
  • nucleic acids & virology
  • medicinal chemistry & therapeutic approaches

Each award is valued at CAD$6000 per student. Please note that SFU PIs are required to contribute CAD$2000 towards each award. Each project can request up to 4 awards (i.e. 4 research placements). Both inbound (coming to SFU) and outbound (travelling abroad from SFU) students are eligible.

Award Amount

$6,000 CAD per student dedicated fully to student stipend. Research cost should be covered by the host supervisor.

Contribution required from SFU supervisor

$2,000 CAD (part of the $6,000 award) cannot be triagency funds

PI must confirm the eligibility of the matching funds.

Length of Placement

12-24 weeks

Student Eligibility

Senior undergraduate, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Preference will be given to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows

Earliest possible start date

May 2022

Latest possible start date

Within 12 months of application result*

*Mitacs allows placements to start up within 12 months of issuing the application results. If flexibility is required due to travel restrictions in response to the pandemic, SFU International will work with Mitacs to negotiate an extension.

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY:

1. Strategic opportunity

The aim of this award is to support and stimulate deep and sustained collaboration with the University of Strasbourg. Projects must demonstrate that the research mobility will contribute to the development and strengthening of a collaboration with the University of Strasbourg.  

2. Benefits to Canada

The project must demonstrate benefits to Canada, such as:

  • missing skills, techniques or expertise that will be brought back or brought in;
  • original data that will be collected (by accessing specific sites or populations);
  • innovative ways of thinking that will provide another perspective to solve Canada’s challenges;
  • enhance impact of Canadian science.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. SFU PI submits a project proposal. Only one proposal is required for each project. Each project can include one or multiple students up to 4 students. The proposal should specify the number of inbound and/or outbound awards requested.

2. Once the project proposal has been approved by SFU, each eligible student identified in the project proposal will be provided instructions to submit a separate application package to Mitacs, which includes a Mitacs application form, a research proposal, a CV, letters of support from both supervisors, and a copy of the host supervisor CV. Completed applications will need to be submitted to SFU.

Timeline

Proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis. The earliest a student can plan to travel is May 2022. Mitacs allows placements to start within 12 months of issuing the application results. If flexibility is required due to travel restrictions in response to the pandemic, SFU International will work with Mitacs to negotiate an extension. The table below provides a few example timelines:

Start date of project Deadline to submit a project proposal
May 2022 Friday, November 12, 2021
September 2022 or later Friday, February 4, 2022

APPLY

If you are interested in applying for the awards, please submit a project proposal online

 

If you have any questions about the award or the application process, please feel free to contact Zhaoying Hu (Manager, International Research Mobility) at research_mobility@sfu.ca.