ABU DHABI // Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court has launched a fellowship to support those interested in pursuing advanced studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – Stem subjects.
The McGill UAE Fellowships in Science and Engineering will invest in students who wish to undertake higher education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The first McGill UAE Fellowships will be awarded in January next year.
Subsequent selections will take place in September of each year.
They will offer master’s and PhD students scholarships to pursue advanced studies in any discipline within the faculties of science and engineering at McGill University.
Each McGill-UAE fellow will receive funding to cover tuition and living expenses.
Fellows will also receive additional support to participate in extracurricular learning opportunities, such as industry internships, collaboration with researchers or work with mentors on entrepreneurial ventures.
“We are grateful to the Crown Prince Court for their vision and generosity, which will open our doors to some of the brightest young minds from the Emirates,” said Christopher Manfredi, McGill’s dean of arts and incoming provost.
“As Canada’s most international university, global partnerships are at the heart of McGill’s mission and success.
“We look forward to building stronger ties with the UAE, and to helping train a new generation of leaders in science, engineering and other disciplines whose contributions will benefit societies and economies in the Emirates and in Canada,” said Mr Manfredi.