Call for applications for research chairs and scholarships in Sentinel North program

The Executive Director of Sentinel North, Martin Fortier, has launched a call for applications for research chairs and scholarships to attract promising and established researchers and outstanding trainees to develop this ambitious program at Université Laval.  As stated in the announcement:

 With funding of $98 million over seven years from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), Sentinel North allows Université Laval (UL) to draw on over a half-century of excellence in northern and optics/photonics research to develop new technologies and improve our understanding of the northern environment and its impact on human beings and their health. The initiative is built around a major transdisciplinary research program that encourages the development of research teams and joint projects focusing on discovery, innovation, collaboration, national and international partnerships, and technology transfer. > Details on the research program

As part of Sentinel North (SN), the office of the Vice Rector of Research and Innovation is investing $3 million over five years (2017 to 2022) in a first competition for new research chairs. The SN research chair program aims to attract both accomplished and promising new researchers to UL to strengthen the institution's research capacity in SN's strategic priority areas. These new chairs are designed for Canadian and international candidates that are not currently at UL. Nominations must be submitted by Faculty Deans by June 26, 2017. > Details on the call for chair submissions

Sentinel North also seeks to recruit outstanding young researchers at UL through a series of doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships that encourage the development of the experts needed to address the complex challenges and opportunities of the changing North. These excellence scholarships are offered to Canadian and international students willing to start or pursue research projects as part of the Sentinel North research program. The first deadline for submission is May 10, 2017. > Details on the scholarship competitions

Many other training and mobility opportunities are also offered by SN. > Details on other training programs


You can download the announcement here (bilingual version): 

ANNOUNCEMENT - Call for applications: research chairs and scholarships offered at Université Laval as part of its Sentinel North program


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