Call for Applications: Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund – Deadline: February 11, 2021

Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund

Scotiabank and Mitacs have partnered to create the Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund (SERRF). This $300,000 partnership over three years will support research to advance economic resilience in communities across Canada. The partnership will solicit research applications that support the three key themes: 1) Accelerate newcomer integration, 2) Increase high school graduation and post-secondary participation, 3) Remove barriers to career advancement for marginalized groups. Contributions from SERRF will flow to the academic institution at which the intern is registered and will provide up to $15,000 to eligible interns to complete a four-month internship based on the research themes above. The named student on the successful research proposal will receive a $10,000 stipend and up to $5,000 in expenses related to the direct costs of research.

Intern eligibility criteria:

  • Full-time graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Mitacs partner colleges and universities in Canada
  • Students must have a supervisor at their academic institution who is willing to supervise them on this project and administer the funds through the institution
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students over the age of 18
  • All academic disciplines

Application deadline: 11 February 2021 (for “expresson of interest” form), full application (for selected finalists) due 15 March 2021.
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