Funding support for students
The NBIF recognises the critical role that students play in the innovation economy and is committed to their ongoing support. While our funding often indirectly benefits students, we provide direct support to students in applied research via two initiatives. Please note that we do not accept applications directly from students – all applications are made via your academic institution
• The NB Graduate Scholarship: support for the best students, Canadian and international, studying applied research programs at Masters and PhD level
• Research Assistantship Initiative: funding for researchers to hire graduate and undergraduate students to work in their labs on applied research projects.
WHERE TO STUDY
There are two English language universities in New Brunswick that offer graduate programs that are eligible for our scholarships, the University of New Brunswick (Masters and PhD) and Mount Allison University (Masters.)
Our graduate scholarships initiative is designed to attract and retain the best graduate students to New Brunswick. Scholarships range from $4,000 to $7,000 per year for masters or doctoral studies at a publicly-funded New Brunswick post-secondary institution.
Students undertaking their master's degree can receive a one-year scholarship up to $7,000. Students that receive a tri-council scholarship (NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR) are automatically eligible to receive the maximum award. Students that do not receive tri-council funding and are nominated by their post-secondary institution are awarded $6,000. Students that apply under the social innovation or STEM option receive $4,000. Scholarships can be used in the first or second year of study alone, or split between the two years. Ask your institution about its policy regarding how awards are disbursed.
Students undertaking doctoral studies that receive tri-council funding (NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR) can receive a scholarship of $7,000 per year of their tri-council scholarship to a maximum of $21,000. Students that receive a tri-council scholarship are automatically eligible to receive the maximum award. Students that do not receive tri-council funding and are nominated by their post-secondary institution are awarded a one-year scholarship of $6,000. Students that apply under the social innovation or STEM option receive a one-year award of $4,000. Scholarships can be used in the first or second year of study alone, or split between the two years. Ask your institution about its policy regarding how awards are disbursed.
Applications for this scholarship are completed by your post-secondary institution. Procedures for applying for graduate awards varies among institutions. Please contact your admissions or awards officer to find out what you need to do to complete the application. You may be required to supply information in addition to what they already have on file. Ask your institution's admissions or awards officer about their policy regarding award disbursement.
The Research Assistantships Initiative (RAI) provides applied researchers some of the funding they need to hire undergraduate and graduate student research assistants. Graduate Research Assistantships are awarded at $12,000 each. Undergraduate Assistantships are $6,000 each. RAI contributions can be used to top up other funding sources and can be allocated to one or more students. Funding is advanced to the college or university first, and then disbursed to the student(s) in the form of a salary, fellowship or stipend. Ideally, all funds are to be used within one year, however, any unused funding is automatically extended for one additional year with NBIF approval. Researchers may apply for more than one assistant within the same application.
Applications for this fund will open in late 2019.
Please see specific funds above for more details and to download the application form.Apply