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Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund Is Open For Application


Students’ proposal for the scholarship need a backing from a non-profit of Canada who in turn will benefit from the research.

Dailycsr.com – 26 January 2021 – In an announcement, Scotiabank in a partnership with Mitacs launched the “Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund”.
Mitacs is a non-profit organisation from Canada which carries out “research and training programs” by collaborating with “academia, private industry and government”. In the coming three years’ time, the aim of the “Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund” is to grow the “understanding of the factors” of resilient economic drivers in all the Canadian communities by “underwriting graduate, doctorate, and post-doctorate research internships for students”.
The eligibility for the “student-led research-internship”, namely the “Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund”, will depend on how a proposal addresses the “needs of a Canadian not-for-profit organization or charity partner” besides demonstrating “a focus” in one of the “three key themes”, as mentioned below:
  • “Increasing high school graduation and post-secondary participation
  • “Accelerating newcomer integration
  • “Removing barriers to career advancement for disadvantaged groups”
The “Mitacs research internships” will be given to the students of its partnering “colleges and universities” who applies for it with the proposal supported by “a not-for-profit or charitable organization operating in Canada that will benefit most from their proposed research”. In the words of the senior vice-president of “Global Communications and Social Impact”, Meigan Terry:
“With Mitacs, Scotiabank will help to enable students, not-for-profit organizations and other researchers to collaborate and share knowledge in new ways. The goal of the Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund is to reduce financial barriers to meaningful research in the not-for-profit sector and allow students to contribute to supporting economic resilience for Canadian communities.”
While, the chief executive officer as well as the scientific director of Mitacs, Dr. John Hepburn said:
“Over the past seven years, Mitacs and Scotiabank have partnered on many projects, and we are thrilled to launch our first call-for-proposals with the goal of helping community and not-for-profit organizations through our leveraged funding and network of research experts”.
To submit proposal for the fund and to gather further information, kindly click on the link given below: