The 2016 Summer Institute on Nanotechnologies builds on the success of the inaugural 2015 Summer Institute on Optical Sensing Technologies hosted by the University of Toronto. The objective is to provide a forum for Canadian and Indian graduate students to engage in active dialogue about current and emerging nanotechnologies in the areas of safe and sustainable infrastructure, integrated water solutions and public health. It is through a multi-disciplinary approach that the significant cross-fertilization of ideas can occur and innovative solutions emerge.
Specifically, participation in the Summer Institute is expected to:
Academic researchers and representatives from industrial firms working in the nanotechnologies field will share their experiences mobilizing technologies for commercialization; speak about issues facing the nanotechnologies industry; and identify emerging research challenges and opportunities for community-based application.
Institute highlights include:
The 2016 Institute is open to any student who:
These are for a limited number of spaces available. All of the applications will be reviewed by the Steering Committee to ensure that the applicant’s current and/or planned research fits with the themes of the 2016 Institute. All decisions made by the Steering Committee will be final.
Applicants will be notified of the success or otherwise of their applications by February 1, 2016.
Note: Successful applicants will be required to sign a funding agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the funding. Signing the agreement commits the applicant to attending and participating in all aspects of the Summer Institute, including the completion of all assignments and readings.
Participation in the Summer Institute is expected to:
In assessing applications, the following criteria will be considered:
Note: Space is limited as only 50 graduate students will be selected to attend this program.
The following costs will be borne by IC-IMPACTS for all applicants selected to attend the 2016 Nanotechnologies Summer Institute:
Note: All participants are required to purchase extended travel health insurance (if a resident outside of Canada). This cost is not covered by IC-IMPACTS
Those attending the 2016 Nanotechnologies Summer Institute will receive:
If you are interested in extending your stay in Edmonton once the Summer Institute is over, the University of Alberta has a unique placement program for Masters level students.
Placements are 10-12 weeks in length where students gain hands-on, practical research experience in their academic discipline and receive a stipend of $5,000 CAD.
Applications to the University of Alberta Research Experience Placement Program closes December 20, 2015.