FRQNT International Internships for Master and Doctoral Students

Deadline: 1 March 2014
Open to: Master’s or doctoral students enrolled full-time at university
Remuneration: maximum value of $15,000


The FRQNT’s (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies) international internship aims to foster international mobility of students whose research activities are part of the scientific program of a strategic cluster funded by the FRQNT. The internship is a supplementary tool available to a strategic cluster to strengthen its position at the international level through research projects and partnerships that have already been established or which are under development. The proposed research outlined in the application as part of the internship must be part of the scientific program of the strategic cluster.

The internship must be carried out in one of the high-priority countries or regions identified by the Quebec Government in Quebec’s International Policy (MRI, 2006: Brazil, Catalonia, China, Flanders, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States, Wallonia – Brussels). The internships may also take place as part of a multilateral projects or the European Union’s Framework Programs.

The internship must be of a minimum duration of 2 months and a maximum of 12 months and start no later than March 31st, 2014.


  • For full-time students enrolled in a Quebec university – The applicant must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a foreign student who has a valid study permit for the province of Québec.
  • For foreign students enrolled in a university outside Québec – The applicant must have the valid study permits or visa for the entire duration of the internship; the applicant can’t be enrolled in a co-degree from more than one institution including a Quebec university. For the students enrolled in a co-degree see the rules of the Frontenac program.


The scholarship for internship is of a maximum value of $15,000. However, the FRQNT will allow no more than the equivalent of $2,500/month in living expenses. The scholarship will cover the student’s travel and living expenses (transportation, housing, etc). Expenses for insurance as well as visa are accepted.


Candidates interested within this program must file their application within their strategic cluster. Validate the list of documents required for this application with the specific strategic cluster.

The strategic clusters will recommend a candidate then submit applications until March 1st, 2014.

For more information read the official call HERE.

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