FRQNT International Internship Program 2019 (Up to $ 15,000)

Applications for Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) International Internship Program 2019 are open. The 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.

FRQNT International Internship


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.


Scholarship Value

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.

FRQNT International Internship Eligibility

  • The international internship is intended for Master’s or doctoral students enrolled full-time in a Quebec university or in an university outside Québec who meets the requirements of their program.
  • The proposed research outlined in the application as part of the internship must be part of the scientific program of the strategic cluster. In a first step, the strategic cluster recommends a candidate and then the candidate can apply for the scholarship.
  • The internship must take place outside Quebec for students enrolled in a Quebec university or a College technology transfer center (CCTT) in Quebec for students from abroad.
  • The internship must be of a minimum duration of 2 months and a maximum of 6 months.
  • The internship must start no later than September 30th, 2019.
  • Students who are jointly supervised by a researcher in a foreign university (co-degree) are not eligible to apply for an international internship scholarship to visit one of their home universities

For full-time students enrolled in a Québec university

  • The applicant must have Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status in Canada, or foreign student status with a valid study permit to study in Quebec

For foreign students enrolled in an 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 Québec university. For the students enrolled in a co-degree see the rules of the Frontenac program.

FRQNT International Internship Criteria

Applications are evaluated by the strategic clusters according to the following criteria:

The academic excellence and research aptitude of the candidate50 points
The correspondence of the internship with the scientific program of the cluster’s25 points
The insertion of the internship in international action of the strategic cluster25 points

The process and evaluation criteria are the sole responsibility of the FRQNT.

How to Apply for FRQNT International Internship

  • Candidates interested within this program must file their application within their strategic cluster (see list on FRQNT’s Web Site) Validate the list of documents required for this application with the specific strategic cluster.
  • The strategic clusters which recommend a candidate must fill the specific form available on FRQNT’s Web site as well as transmit it electronically. The form includes the complete addresses of the student, the academic supervisor, and the internship supervisor. A brief description of the nature of the internship is also required.
  • The strategic clusters must also submit the selection committee report that states the results for each of the three criteria in effect, the assessment process and the names of the committee members. This report should briefly explain the gender challenge(s) encountered in the selection of recommended candidates and/or candidates.
  • The strategic clusters must also send in the electronic form, a letter signed by the supervisor of the student specifying the start and end dates of the internship.
  • Any internship application must be filed by the strategic cluster and approved by the FRQNT before the leaving of the trainee.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit FRQNT International Internship.

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