The Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) help companies collaborate with highly qualified science and engineering students at the master's and doctoral levels. Students undertake relevant research at the company's research facility.
|Who manages funds?||The university receives the payments from the company and NSERC, and disburses them to the student.|
|Typical application success rate||Approximately 90%|
|Duration of award||Up to 24 months at the master's level, and up to 36 months at the doctoral level|
|Type of partners required||Eligibility determined on a case-by-case basis; see Company eligibility requirements for IPS|
|Typical grant range||$15,000 per year from NSERC for full-time awards (half of that amount for part-time)|
|Minimum company contribution||A minimum of $6,000 per year from the company (half of that amount for part-time). Must agree that 20% of the student's time will be spent at the facilities (50 days in a year)|
|Intellectual property ownership||According to the agreement between the university, company, student and supervisor (respecting NSERC's IP principles)|
|Who submits the application?||The university submits the student's application and transcripts, and the agreement signed by all parties.|
|Application deadline||No deadline|
|Evaluation method||Internal evaluation by NSERC|
|Evaluation time||Approximately two months|
|Status of the award holder||The award holders are not employees of the company, but they must abide by workplace and confidentiality rules|
|Can an employee receive support for his/her studies through this scholarship?||An employee who works full-time may register for part-time graduate studies and hold a part-time award; employees on leave may hold a full-time award.|
For more detailed information, please refer to the Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships description.