Program for Northern Mobility
Open call for Application
The International Centre is pleased to announce the first round of funding for the program for Northern Mobility (PNM) program. Up to eight (8) grants of $2500 each will be awarded to Memorial University students to help subsidize study or work-term opportunities with relevant northern focus. Applications must have significant relevance to the academic or work-focus of the student, and to the strategic northern focus of Memorial University.
Applications will be sorted on a rolling basis. The goals of the program are to:
- Increase the number of students from Memorial University that have a study or work abroad experience in the North, and in particular, Aboriginal students;
- Provide Balance to inbound/outbound student mobility
- Enhance capacity for international work terms in industries and sectors in northern overseas countries
- Act as a travel subsidy which will allow for leveraging of other funds for study abroad and can help work term students with the costs of travel and accommodation in northern countries where such work opportunities could be secured
- Establish a pan-university and multi-disciplinary advisory committee of expert faculty and staff that will provide academic and practical insight on northern opportunities, and whose connections may leverage further funding from the private sector
- Better engage, educate and inform the Memorial University and local community of opportunities in the North which can enhance student employability in relevant sectors with a northern focus
The applicant's research, study or work must focus on and be undertaken with a partner organization(s), institution(s) in the North, outside of Canada. This includes community outreach, which requires successful applicants to bring their learning about the North to the university community through an approved dissemination plan. Aboriginal students applying for the fund will be given priority with the demonstrations of relevance to their community's political or economic situation or aspirations, or to social issues.
To find out more about the grant, including project and applicant eligibility requirements, selection criteria and evaluation process, and training and reporting requirements, please click here.
To access an application form and to find out more about required supporting documents and application submission procedures, please click here.
Your application package must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be sorted in a rolling basis. The subject line of the email should read: PNM Application 2013 - Applicant Name.
For further information about this opportunity, please contact:
Phone: (709) 864-4053