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Industrial R&D Internship Program (IRDI) - 2008

The goal of this Program is to select, through a competitive, peer-reviewed process, successful recipient organizations who will take on the responsibility of matching graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with private sector organizations for private sector research internships. The interns will work on research projects jointly developed by their private sector partner and academic supervisor.

The IRDI Program is overseen by a tri-agency steering committee (NCE Steering Committee) made up of the Deputy Minister of Industry, the Presidents of the three granting agencies (CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research, NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, SSHRC – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and the President of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (as an observer).

Day-to-day administration of the IRDI Program is provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence Secretariat (the NCE Secretariat).

The 2008 Competition Budget is $8.64M over two years.