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Dynamic Female Researchers Wanted: Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program Now Accepting Proposals

At a time when more scientists and engineers are needed to increase Canada’s competitiveness in the global economy, encouraging young women to consider careers in engineering, math and the physical sciences is more important than ever.

If you are a female scientist or engineer from Quebec and British Columbia regions who would like to share your passion for the sciences, connect with and mentor youth, and be part of a team of five dedicated female academics consider becoming an NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering.

Since 1996, the chairs have helped increase the participation of women in science and engineering, and provided role models for young women active in and considering careers in these fields.

Nominations are welcome from any Canadian university located in Quebec and British Columbia. Joint proposals from two or more institutions located within these provinces are welcome. Chair candidates must be women and must either hold a current NSERC Discovery Grant or be awarded one prior to taking up the chair.

Applications are due to NSERC by October 2, 2014.

To learn more, please refer to the Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program.

For questions or further information please contact:

Johannie Duhaime or Valerie Harbour
Program Officers
Scholarships and Fellowships Division
Tel.: 613-944-6240
Fax: 613-996-2589