Students: FQA

FQA

 

  •   Is there a list of suggested topics for research projects?

Topics will not be confined into any restrictive list and should be eligible for approval provided that, minimally, they fall within the research scope of the PERSWADE program notwithstanding the weight of other selection criteria.

  •    What is the list of Professors involved in this program that should be contacted to get their consent?

There will be no restrictions at all regarding the affiliation of the supervisors or co-supervisors. The fact that they are among the co-applicants will not be a factor in the selection criteria. As a matter of fact, as far as the student is registered at one of the five participating universities, the supervisor and/or co-supervisor could be affiliated to another university or a company with relevant R&D activities.

  •    Am I eligible for applying to join PERSWADE?

Carefully read all the information provided in our Program Guide. It will help you decide if you should apply.

  •    Where can I download the Program Guide?

Please download the Program Guide

  •    Where can I find General Terms and Conditions of PERSWADE Funding ?

The General Terms and Conditions of PERSWADE Funding are included as an appendix in the Program Guide.

  •    What is the deadline for applying?

Please check the website regularly for the posting of a new Call for Applications. A simultaneous email announcement will be made as broad and large as possible among professors, industrial collaborators, student networks/committees/associations among the five participating universities. Information sessions might also be arranged ahead of the application deadline.

  •    How to submit your form?

Due to different version of Acrobat, you are allowed either directly click the button “Submit Form” at the upper right corner of the form and follow the instructions to send your application to default email address or you can save your application form after you completely fill it up and send it as the attachment to yang.chen@emt.inrs.ca. By doing the above, your data will be automatically saved into our database.

  •   How to compile your supporting document?

Compile all your supporting documents except your application form in one readable PDF file in the order below:

    1. The separate sheet for “the outline of the proposed research project”
    2. All extended information related to the application form
    3. Photocopies of original official transcripts (both past and current university programs)
    4. Photocopies of original Certificates/Awards
    5. CV in English or French
  •   Who should sign your application form as your university representative for your co-funding?

Your university representative can be your Department Chair, Graduate Studies Chair, Finances Chair or University Focal Point (refer to “Important Information” of the Program Guide)

  •   How should your application form be signed?

PERSWADE only accepts the real digital signatures in your application form, not any other form of authenticity of the personal identities, such as www.google.com

  •   Can the digital signatures be accepted for the Co-Funing Agreement?

PERSWADE only accepts the real personal signatures for the Co-Funding Agreement. If the Applicant has the trouble to get the required signatures on time, PERSWADE may also accept the scanned real personal signatures.

  •   How should I submit the separate sheet for “the outline of the proposed research project”  required on page 9 in the application form?

The separate sheet for “the outline of the proposed research project” should be compiled into your supporting documents (refer to Question: How to compile your supporting document?).

  •   How many reference letters should I provide?

-  If you are currently a Graduate student or a PDF in the time of your applying for PERSWADE, two reference letters are required and one of which should be from someone who will not be supervising the proposed project. 

-  If you are currently an Undergraduate student in the time of your applying for PERSWADE, one reference letter is required.

  •   What are the specific requirements on eligibility for applying?

       a)    Undergraduate students applying for PERSWADE should: 

    • be highly qualified students that intend to pursue their studies at the graduate level, and
    • have completed all but the last year of their undergraduate program with 6 to 12 months left by the anticipated time of enrollment if accepted. 

       b)    Master students applying for PERSWADE should: 

    • have completed all courses and have at least  8 months left to complete their program by the anticipated time of enrollment if accepted.

       c)    PhD students applying for PERSWADE should: 

    • have completed all courses and have at least 11 months left to complete their program by the anticipated time of enrollment if accepted. 

       d)    PDFs applying for PERSWADE should: 

    • be ready to be enrolled in the program for a minum duration of 8 months.