Through its internship scholarship program, Sentinel North seeks to foster the development of young scientists able to tackle and help resolve complex northern issues, and to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience across borders by facilitating graduate student mobility and placement at the world's top universities and laboratories.
More specifically, the program aims to encourage students to:
- Acquire new skills and abilities that help them understand and analyze northern issues and/or master technologies with potential applications in the North
- Establish international ties and networks by taking advantage of outstanding research opportunities
- Share what they learn with their peers and the community
Internship scholarships are granted for placements outside Québec lasting one to six months. The maximum amount available per scholarship is $7,500. The amount awarded will be based on the applicant's proposed budget, which will be reviewed by the evaluation committee. Eligible expenses include living allowances, health insurance coverage abroad, and a portion of the training costs (up to$500). The maximum eligible amount for monthly allowances is weighted based on the destination and cost of living. Students must obtain support from their supervisors or other sources for expenses ineligible for Sentinel North support (e.g., travel and visa expenses). Please refer to the specific program terms and conditions below for complete details.
Some internship fellowships managed by research centres or by the International Office are available:
- Training and Research Internships
- North 2 North exchange program
- Centre d'études Nordiques (CEN) – Mobility grants (in French only)
Call for applications
Applicants may apply any time during the year. Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks before the requested travel date. They will be examined on a first-come, first-served basis, with scholarships awarded based on the funds available for each internship period.
The budget available for the program is renewed every six months (on April 1 and October 1). We urge students to submit their applications at the beginning of each period to maximize their odds of obtaining a scholarship.