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2 Academic Relations and Education Marketing section Mary Lou Hayman, Manager Ilsa Embleton and Irene Kaspar, Assistants Hollie D’Aoust and Emily Pittman, Interns Bilateral relations between Canada and Australia in the education sector Student and academic exchange between educational institutions in the two countries Collaboration in research and innovation Canadian government grants and scholarships available to Australians Canadian High Commission - Canberra

3 34 million people in 10 provinces and 3 territories Stable parliamentary democracy Officially bilingual (English and French) More than 200 languages spoken Among the top 3 countries in the United Nations Quality of Life Index since 2004

4 Home to the BlackBerry, flat-screen technology, SMART boards and IMAX film Highly innovative research in nanotechnology, environmental technologies, nutraceuticals, biotechnology, renewable energy, health care, agri-foods, and high- performance computing Ongoing R&D collaboration between Canadian business and academic communities

5 More than one third of Canada’s research is conducted at Canadian universities – one of the highest rates of academic research among OECD and G8 countries. Canada ranks number one in the G7 in terms of higher education research and development (HERD) as a percentage of GDP Highest rate of international co-publication with the United States – the world’s largest producer of research 20 Canada Excellence Research Chairs


7 WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2011 Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Times Higher Education World University Rankings Top 50 Worldwide University of Toronto # 26 University of British Columbia # 37 Top 50 Worldwide University of Toronto # 19 University of British Columbia # 22 McGill University # 28 Top 51-100 Worldwide McGill University # 64 McMaster University # 89 Top 51-100 Worldwide McMaster University # 65 Top 101-151 Worldwide University of Alberta Université de Montréal Top 101-151 Worldwide University of Alberta Université de Montréal Top 152-202 Worldwide University of Waterloo University of Calgary Top 151-200 Worldwide Queens University University of Victoria University of Ottawa Top 201-302 Worldwide University of Western Ontario Dalhousie University Queen’s University Simon Fraser University University of Laval University of Guelph University of Manitoba University of Ottawa University of Victoria University of Saskatchewan NA

8 OVERVIEW OF CANADIAN RESEARCH FUNDING FOR GRADUATE & POST-GRADUATE STUDIES Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship www.banting.fellowship- 70 Banting fellowships awarded annually in the social sciences & humanities, health research, and natural sciences & engineering. Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships Financial support for highly qualified science & engineering graduates to gain research experience in industry while undertaking advanced studies in Canada. Post-doctoral Research Fellowships One-year fellowships for students from various countries to conduct research in Canada. Trudeau Scholarships Provide national or international doctoral students in the social sciences & humanities with up to $180,000 over 4yrs. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Assist both Canadian & international students to pay for their studies in Canada.

9 OVERVIEW OF CANADIAN RESEARCH FUNDING FOR PROFESSIONALS Faculty Research Program Funds international researchers to study Canadian and/or common bilateral issues. Human Frontier Science Program Fellowships Canada participates in this international program, which provides opportunities for research, training and fellowships. International Research Linkages An awards program aimed at creating links between Canadian and international research teams. Research Associates Program The National Research Council Canada hires associate researchers with doctoral degrees or who are working toward their master’s or doctoral degree. Visiting Fellows in Canadian Government Laboratories Funds emerging scientists and academics to work at Canadian research institutions and laboratories.

10 OVERVIEW OF CANADIAN RESEARCH FUNDING Federal Funding Programs Canada’s Research Councils – Canada Research Chairs and Canada Excellence Research Chairs – Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships – Banting Post Doctoral Fellowships Understanding Canada Program: Canadian Studies Other Organizations Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarships Sauvé Scholars L'Association internationale des études québécoises (AIEQ) Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Research Grants Program (APFRG)

11 Canada: Committed to Research Canada Research Chairs (CRC) National strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries for research and development C$300 million a year to attract and retain world's most accomplished and promising minds. CRCs are tenable for 5-7 years. Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Aims to increase knowledge and innovation in areas of strategic importance Funds cover the total cost of research Up to 20 Chairs created (competitively awarded) Up to C$10M per CERC over 7 years

12 CANADA’S RESEARCH COUNCILS – CIHR Funds research to improve health, health services and products and strengthen the Canadian health care system Research in four areas: –Biomedical –Clinical –Health systems services –Social, cultural, environmental and population health

13 CANADA’S RESEARCH COUNCILS – CIHR Eligibility of Applicant: -To apply for CIHR funding, you must: Be affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution or organization by the time the funding begins Not be employed by Canadian federal government departments or agencies or for-profit organizations unless affiliated with a university Not have a financial interest holding of more than 5% in a company proposed as an industry partner for research funding


15 CANADA’S RESEARCH COUNCILS – NSERC Committed to international engagement Opportunities for international students: -Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program -Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships -NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships -Industrial Research and Development Internships -Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories -Human Frontier Science Program Fellowships

16 CANADA’S RESEARCH COUNCILS – SSHRC SSHRC supports postsecondary-based research, research training and knowledge mobilization activities in the social sciences and humanities. SSHRC funding opportunities are available through three programs: TALENT INSIGHT and CONNECTION

17 CANADA’S RESEARCH COUNCILS – SSHRC TALENT PROGRAM For Master’s Students Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program – Masters Scholarships provide support for individuals undertaking master’s degrees at Canadian universities. Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements provide support for research experiences outside of Canada to holders of Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarships or Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. For Doctoral Students Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program – Doctoral Scholarships provide support for individuals undertaking doctoral studies at Canadian universities. SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide support for individuals undertaking doctoral studies at Canadian or foreign universities. Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements provide support for research experiences outside of Canada to holders of Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarships or Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. For Postdoctoral Researchers SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support and a research allowance for individuals undertaking full-time research following the successful completion of their doctoral studies.

18 CANADA’S RESEARCH COUNCILS – SSHRC INSIGHT For Individuals or Teams INSIGHT DEVELOPMENT GRANTS Valued at between $7,000 and $75,000 over one to two years. INSIGHT GRANTS Maximum value of an Insight Grant is $500,000 over three to five years. Minimum request of $7,000 is required in at least one of the years. Maximum of $200,000 is available in a single year. For Formal Partnerships PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GRANTS Valued at $75,000 to $200,000 over one to three years. PARTNERSHIP GRANTS Valued at $500,000 to $2.5 million over four to seven years.

19 CANADA’S RESEARCH COUNCILS – SSHRC CONNECTION GRANTS Overview Value $7,000 to $50,000, with higher amounts considered on an exceptional basis Duration1 year (no automatic extensions) Application deadlineContinuous intake from April 2012 Results announced Normally within eight weeks from the date that SSHRC confirms receipt of the application ApplyWeb CV, application and instructions

20 CANADA’S RESEARCH COUNCILS – SSHRC SSHRC’s priority areas: Aboriginal Research Canadian Environmental Issues Digital Economy (New!) Innovation, Leadership and Prosperity Northern Communities: Towards Social and Economic Prosperity

21 BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS Aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; $70,000 per year (taxable) for two years. Applications to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

22 BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS Selection based on  research excellence and leadership in their area of expertise or research  quality of the applicant's proposed research program  institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities Deadline for complete application submission is November 2

23 BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AUSTRALIAN RECIPIENTS 2011 Brendan Higgins, University of Waterloo (NSERC) -Loss-tolerant devices for satellite-based quantum key distribution and large-scale photonic experiments Mark Shepeard, University of McGill (SSHRC) - The stewardship debate and the role of virtue in regulating water management for agriculture: a comparative socio legal analysis

24 VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS Aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students to Canadian universities and Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated Valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years Candidates must demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement

25 VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS Fixed number of Vanier Scholarships are allocated to specific Canadian universities by each of the funding councils, NSERC, SSHRC and CIRC. Candidates must be nominated by the Canadian university at which they are enrolled in a full-time PhD. Require substantial planning time, particularly for international students. Deadline for complete application submission: November 9, 2011 (8:00p.m. Eastern Time, Canada)

26 TRUDEAU FOUNDATION DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS Highly competitive - only 15 awarded each year Limited number available to foreign students (preference to candidates from developing countries) Candidates must be nominated by their university in their 1 st or 2 nd year of doctoral studies Research in one of four themes  Human Rights & Social Justice  Responsible Citizenship  Canada and the World  Humans and their Natural Environment Tenable for 3 years - annual stipend of up to C$40,000 Plus annual travel allowance of up to C$20,000 Application deadline 17 Dec. 2010

27 IZAAK WALTON KILLAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS Many generous awards available from the Killam Trust. Offered by four Canadian universities at the graduate and post graduate level Dalhousie University University of Alberta University of British Columbia University of Calgary The application process and amount of awards vary by university Open to all disciplines with no citizenship restrictions

28 SAUVÉ SCHOLARS The Sauvé Scholars Program exists for young leaders from across the globe who want to change the world. An unequalled opportunity for personal and professional growth free from pressures of academic or work-related deadlines through an 8 month leadership program at McGill University Deadline: Usually November 1. 2012 tbc.

29 Understanding Canada: Canadian Studies Government of Canada program in support of Canadian Studies abroad Aims to develop a greater knowledge and understanding of Canada, its values and its culture among scholars and other influential groups abroad In Australia and New Zealand program administered by Canadian High Commission in Canberra. Canadian Studies is research aimed at a better understanding of Canadian society and/ or culture All disciplines in social sciences and humanities may qualify (Purely scientific subjects and proposals that focus exclusively on technological or methodological issues are not eligible) Interdisciplinary studies on Canada encouraged Comparative studies with substantial Canadian content (usually 33% or more)

30 Priority Areas Priority may be given to projects with policy relevance for Canada, in particular, where Canada and Australia have common interest, convergence of policy or where the two countries are natural comparators including;  Democracy & Rule of Law  Sustainable Development and Economic Growth  Reform of International Economic Institutions, Trade Liberalization and Expansion of Economic Relations with Emerging Economies  Peace and Security (Border and Food security)  Managing Diversity  Managing Environment, Mining & Energy-Related Issues  Arctic Issues

31 Understanding Canada: Programs for Individuals Faculty Research Program (FRP) To assist individual academics to undertake short term research about Canada or aspects of Canada’s bilateral relations Up to C$6,200 (airfare and living expenses for up to 4 weeks) Faculty Enrichment Program (FEP) To assist individual academics to develop and teach courses about Canada (including comparative courses with 50% Canadian content) Up to C$6,200 (airfare and living expenses for up to 4 weeks) Doctoral Student Research Award (DSRA) Assists doctoral students outside of Canada to undertake part of their doctoral research in Canada Students must be enrolled full-time in a PhD in the country where the application is made and their doctoral thesis must relate in substantial part to the study of Canada Award provides assistance towards international airfare (C$2,600), plus C$1,200 allowance per month for up to 6 months spent in Canada while doing research Deadline: November 1

32 Examples of Recent Topics Awarded FRP Grants Sustainability strategies in the resources sector; a case study of the Athabasca oil sands industry. A Systematic Examination of Canadian Islamic Terrorism FEP Grants La Francophonie: Le Cas du Québec Contemporary Canada (Québec) DSRA Grant Resource Development in Global Times: Electricity in British Columbia and Water for Mining in South Australia

33 Understanding Canada: Programs for Individuals Canada-Asia-Pacific Award (CAPA) Assists scholars in universities or research institutes in the Asia-Pacific region to undertake short term research related to Canada and the region Individual or collaborative research Funds direct costs related to the research project, which may include a research trip to Canada Valued at C$5,000 - C$10,000 International Research Linkages (IRL) To promote and facilitate international collaborative research between research teams from Canada and one or more countries abroad Projects should aim to foster academic mobility and exchange of information (e.g. seminars, workshops, networks) Linkage grant does not finance research Up to C$10,000 Deadline: November 24

34 Understanding Canada: Programs for Organisations Canada Conference Grant Program Supports higher learning institutions and organizations to hold conferences on Canada or on Canadian issues Book Display Program Provides publications on Canada up to the value of C$1,000 to be displayed at major conferences Program Development Grant Supports institutes of higher education or other organizations to develop or expand programs in Canadian Studies Library Support Program Assists university libraries to strengthen their holdings of Canadian studies related materials Student Mobility Program Supports institutes of higher education or other organizations to undertake initiatives involving exchanges, study tours, internships, scholarships, etc.

35 International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) Programs Graduate Scholarships C$3,500 to assist Masters/PhD student to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site to undertake research relevant to their thesis in Canadian Studies Best Thesis in Canadian Studies Thesis must be on a Canadian topic or a comparative work with at least 50% Canadian content and have been awarded within last 2 years Awarded certificate and travel to Canada Postdoctoral Fellowships One to three month teaching or research fellowships at any Canadian Studies Centre (worldwide) Value: C$2,500 per month + return airfare; tenure 1-3 months Apply to ACSANZ by September 30

36 Understanding Canada: Canadian Studies Guidelines and Application Forms All Canadian Studies programs (including ACSANZ and ICCS programs) Guidelines available from the Canadian High Commission or ACSANZ

37 OTHER FUNDING – Canadian Universities Most universities offer some form of financial assistance for graduate study International students may be eligible for standard internal funding opportunities, specific international awards and/or external scholarships The value of awards and eligibility criteria vary by university and by department/faculty – Contact the specific university for more information.


39 OTHER FUNDING Ontario: International Strategic Opportunities Program Québec: Assistance for international research and innovation initiatives L'Association internationale des études québécoises (AIEQ) Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Research Grants Program


41 Official Canadian Government Study in Canada portal Program finder, cost calculator and study permits information Links to provincial, territorial and individual school information. Information on Canadian Scholarships for international students Information on Work and Study Visas ONLINE RESOURCES

42 OR …. CONTACT US Mary Lou Hayman, Manager Academic Relations The High Commission of Canada, Canberra Phone: (02) 6270 4050 Email: Website:


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