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Notices:

Students: Friday, June 20, 2014 - Deadline for Applications for 2014-2015 ISS Graduate Programs (Masters and PhD).   

1)  Discuss and review the ISS program with your supervisors

2) Complete the application form (see link at right)

3) Request 2 reference letters from a colleagues or mentors, etc.

4) Submit the application form, your CV and unofficial transcript to the ISS office via email or post by May 30, 2014.  

For more information on the Masters program, click here; for the PhD program click here.  For the Masters and PhD application forms please see link to the right.


The Undergraduate Application Process

Please check the Evaluation Guide and Program Guide (left) for information on the acceptance and funding evaluation criteria.

Students

  • Students must be registered undergraduates with at least 2 semesters (~10 credits) completed in their degree at the time of application.
  • Students may be from any department or faculty at one of the four participating universities: McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke, INRS and École Polytechnique. 
  • After the projects are posted, students should review the projects posted and contact supervisors for more information.
  • Students should then gather or solicit all required materials and submit them to the ISS office by the application deadline.
  • Students selected for the program will be assigned to a project based on the preferences listed in their application, their ranking in the student applications, supervisor preference and on other exclusionary criteria. 
  • If all of a student’s listed preferences have already been assigned to other higher ranked students, that student will be waitlisted and the next ranking student with an available project will receive a place.
  • Waitlisted students will be contacted in order of ranking and offered a project if the previously selected applicant declines or withdraws before the project start date.

To apply: Submit your Application, CV and unofficial transcript to the ISS office/email by the deadline.  Reference letters should be submitted directly to the ISS office from the reference.

If password protected electronic signatures are used, the completed applications can be submitted by email. All electronic documents should be in a single PDF or PDF Portfolio. If electronic signature is not possible, please supply the original signed applications to the ISS office as well.  Original transcripts will be required for all students accepted into the ISS program at time of registration.

Supervisors

The call for ISS Projects for Summer 2014 to Winter 2015 is now OPEN.  Last year's projects can be seen on the Undergraduate Projects tab (Left) for reference.

  • Projects will be evaluated based on program fit
  • Acceptance for posting does not guarantee that the project will be assigned a funded student.  This depends on the undergraduate application process.

Eligibility:

  • Supervisors may be academic staff members from any department or faculty at one of the four participating universities: McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke, INRS and École Polytechnique.  Projects will be posted for undergraduate students at all four universities to apply. 
  • If you would like to submit a project for which only one student may apply (e.g. school requirements or other student funding restrictions) you may specify this when you submit your application.  These projects will not be posted online, but will be provided with a Project Number.  The student for this project should then submit their application listing this Project Number in their preferences.

Application process details:

  • Acceptable projects will be posted on the ISS website where they can attract interested qualified students.  Supervisors are expected to respond to student inquiries during the application period according to the method listed on their application.
  • Funding will be provided to students, not projects.  Supervisors will be advised of all students which applied to their projects, and may indicate qualifying requirements or exclusionary criteria during the evaluation period.  Student assignments will be made based primarily on student preference and student ranking, with reference to supervisor criteria. If a professor declines a selected student for their project, the student will be assigned to another project is available.  The project may or may not be offered another student; this depends on the student applications.

Note: All students are expected to complete the ISS Undergraduate Program requirements to maintain funding eligibility. This includes attending May-June workshops and presenting their work in a poster presentation.

The Graduate Application Process

Please check the Evaluation Guide and Program Guide (left) for information on the acceptance and funding evaluation criteria.

If password protected electronic signatures are used, the completed applications can be submitted by email. All electronic documents from the student should be in a single PDF or PDF Portfolio. If electronic signature is not possible, please supply the original signed applications to the ISS office as well.  Official transcripts will be required for all students accepted into the ISS program at time of registration.

Old versions of application forms will not be accepted.

New Applicants

New Applicants should complete the appropriate application form (right), including all appropriate signatures, attach their curriculum vitae (CV) and scanned readable copies of university transcripts and submit by email to administrator-miam [dot] engineering [at] mcgill [dot] ca (administrator-MIAM.engineering at mcgill.ca) by the application deadline.  Please include all grade conversion information on transcripts (usually found on the back of the official transcript). 

Two (2) reference letters are required for graduate applications; at least one reference should be from someone other than the current supervisor(s). Reference letters should be sent in time for the deadline, directly to the email address above or to:

Rowena Franklin,
Administrator, NSERC CREATE ISS Program
Adams Building, Room 6C
McGill University
3450 University Street, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3A 2A7

Official transcripts will be required for all students accepted into the program at time of registration.

Current students

Current Students submitting an application for funding should submit the "returning student application form" to the ISS administrator using the updated form on this page by the application deadline along with updated transcripts for the degree in question. Other revised or added documents (CVs etc) should be submitted at this time in the same document. A new reference letter should be submitted directly to the ISS Administrator, and should be from someone other than the current supervisor(s).


Declaration of Interest

In order to assess interest in the ISS Program, the ISS administration encourages you to complete the form below. Completion is not required but would be useful for course and events planning.

NOTE: This is not the application form, applications for the ISS Program can be found in PDF links on the right of this page during the application period.

Please complete the personal information section below and press submit. 

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The ISS Training Program is funded in part by Funded in part by the National Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada and by the Participating Universities:  

  Training program activities hosted by McGill University     ISS hosted in concert with Universite de Sherbrooke          ISS hosted in concert with Ecole Polytechnique       ISS hosted in concert with INRS