Students at Mount Allison University are exceptionally talented and keen to work on research and development projects where they can apply the skills learned in the classroom and in our laboratories.
In addition to being employed as research assistants by faculty members through their research grants, many students work directly with and for private companies, industry associations, NGOs, community groups, municipalities, and many others.
Some of the funding programs that are available to support the hiring of students outside of campus include:
Funds are available to place graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with a company for a four-month period, to work on an industry problem. Up to $15,000 is available per placement, with the industry partner required to cover half of the costs. A maximum of $5,000 within this envelope can be used to cover research expenses of the faculty supervisor and/or the project, in addition to the stipend paid to the student. For more information contact Valerie Bonnardel-Vacque, Business Development Specialist for NB, 506-863-4068.
NSERC Experience Awards
Experience Awards (IUSRAs) are meant to stimulate a student's interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage the pursuit of graduate studies and to pursue a research career in these fields. This is done through research work experience in an industrial setting that complements the student's studies. Experience Awards can be held within the Canadian-based research facilities of any Canadian private-sector organization deemed suitable to host a student under this program. These awards may not be held outside Canada. Host organizations must have completed an application (new or renewal) for Eligibility of Organizations to Participate in NSERC's IRDF Program, IPS Program and Experience Awards Program (Form 183B) within the past three years. A separate Form 183B must be completed for each individual subsidiary, branch, division, or location of the organization wanting to host a student.
In addition, some students receive their own direct research funding from our Independent Student Research Grants program. Many students are interested in crafting a project that is practical and applied in nature, where they can work directly with a company, an industry association, an NGO, a community group, or a municipality. If you are interested in sharing your project ideas with students, please contact the Office of Research Services 506-364-2618.