Applications are presently being invited for the CSA Group Graduate Research Scholarship award program in Standards Development in Canada for the 2021/2022 school session.
Broad research helps CSA Group better comprehend our changing world so it can
continue to adjust and flourish. It, therefore, supports and carries out research in new and
developing areas that have the prospect to impact the world all around us.
Unquestionably, the outcomes and recommendations from its research translate into three things:
- It contributes to the development of future standards solutions,
- Offers short-term guidance to industries on the creation and adoption of new technologies, and
- Assists to prove its on-going devotion to building a better, safer, more sustainable world.
Based on this, the aim of the CSA Group Graduate Research Scholarship award program is to assist graduate scholars in the pursuit of research linked to standards. For a fact, graduate candidates schooling at the Masters level in a publicly funded, licensed Canadian university are qualified to obtain the award. But that is not all, the research can be carried out in any area (e.g. social sciences, engineering, health sciences) and has to include standards as a constituent of the research.
However, at this moment, it is crucial to state that the topic does not have to be linked to an area where CSA Group already has standards. The research may examine features of an existing standard or may investigate an area for future standards development.
Worth of CSA Group Graduate Research Scholarship
It would be of interest to you to know that the CSA Group Graduate Research scholarship award is worth
- $10,000 each year and the length of the scholarship award is a maximum of two years.
Eligibility for CSA Group Graduate Research Scholarship
So, so as to be qualified for this scholarship award, candidates have to be
- admitted to a graduate study program for full-time enrollment at the Masters level, or have to be presently enrolled in a Master’s degree program at a publicly-funded, recognized Canadian university; OR
- enrolled in a Master’s degree program to obtain the award.
Be aware that eligibility is restricted to enrollment at publicly-funded, licensed Canadian universities.
Applications for the CSA Group Graduate Research scholarship award program will be assessed by a committee of around five to six CSA Group members of staff. They will be assessed based on three selection conditions:
Academic Excellence (40%)
Pointers of academic excellence are on the basis of the candidates’ present level of study and include:
• Academic record
• Scholarships and awards
• Publication record
• Past research experience
• Duration of past studies
• Type of program and courses studied
• Consideration of interruptions in the study (e.g. illness, maternity leave, etc.)
Quality of the Research Proposal (50%)
As expected, this is determined on the basis of the clarity, potential influence and scientific significance of the proposed research question and methodology. The quality pointers include:
• Significance and viability of planned research
• Potential influence of research on standards
• Quality of the written proposal
Candidates’ Features and Related Experience (10%)
Similarly, related experience is evaluated based on the level and quality of participation in work, academic and extracurricular undertakings.
• It also comprises participation in activities that display leadership and contribution to one’s community.
• Also, prove of volunteerism/community outreach and participation in academic life is crucial.
• And also a prove of project management and organizational abilities.
How to Apply for CSA Group Graduate Research Scholarship
To submit for the CSA Group Graduate Research Scholarship award, candidates have to submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date:
- Application Form
- Letter of support from a supervisor
- Referee Forms from two referees, sent directly by the referees to email@example.com by the specified closing date.
- Applications are due March 31.
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