Ottawa (Region), Ontario (CA)
Up to $20,000 CDN Funding available + academic conferences & field work opportunities
Apr 20, 2018
May 20, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

FlareNet Scholarships for Graduate students enrolled in a MASc or a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada  Up to $20,000 in FlareNet scholarship funding, plus

Integrated Network Training

  • Training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, collectively referred to as “highly qualified personnel” (HQP) is a core emphasis of the FlareNet Network. This is directly reflected in the structure of the research program, which is focused on graduate student projects, exchanges, networking and training activities. The highly integrated nature of FlareNet is designed to provide HQP with exceptional opportunities to go far beyond a typical Canadian graduate student experience by engaging in a Canada-wide, collaborative effort to solve urgent, industrially relevant problems of national and international importance. The array of industry and government partners, both within Canada and internationally, underscores the need for this network, and, equally importantly, will provide unique opportunities for the HQP being trained. The high-profile nature of the topic and the close engagement of these partners are key advantages for enhancing the experiences of the HQP during their research and ensuring their marketability upon graduation.

    Most of FlareNet’s HQP will be co-supervised, often by co-supervisors based at different institutions. This is advantageous and possible because of the comprehensive plans for exchanges and resource sharing across the network. The scale of the research means that no student project can occur in isolation — cooperation and collaborations with other HQP at other institutions will be the norm. Every student will be encouraged to participate in at least one reciprocal laboratory visit, and more than two-thirds of HQP will be involved in significant exchanges lasting four to six months over the course of their training.  The extensive sharing of resources and expertise across the network will expose students to new equipment, working environments, and advanced experimental methods that will expand the impact of their own research projects and directly enhance their training. In addition, the large team environment and close collaborations with other HQP and PIs from across the country will stimulate new professional relationships and connections that will stay with these HQP throughout their careers.

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