Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component.

Opportunity

Fellows address complex challenges through:

  • An exclusive research management curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline
  • A minimum one-year research project (normally two years in duration) with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise
  • A Partner Organization Business Case, developed to outline project objectives, risks, and stakeholder success criteria, and ensure project value

Elevate fellows progress through the program in a cohort, giving them cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning opportunities they might not have otherwise in their careers.

Over the two-year fellowship, Elevate fellows divide their time between their partner organization project and university-based research with their faculty supervisor

Eligibility

For-profit corporations, including eligible intern-owned start-ups based at approved incubators, and eligible not-for-profit (NFP) corporations can participate. Projects with an NFP partner must demonstrate an economic or productivity orientation, which must be described in the proposal and will be evaluated by the peer reviewers.

Partners in Canada and abroad must have an office or site where the intern(s) undertakes at least 50% of the internship.

If you’re not sure if a partner is eligible, contact a Mitacs representative or accelerate(at)mitacs.ca.

Funding Available

Elevate fellows receive:

  • $55,000 minimum annual stipend/salary (for fellowships awarded after April 1, 2018)
  • Training curriculum valued at $7,500 per year

Useful Links

  • For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.

Deadlines

CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Checklist January 16, 2019
Submission to Sponsor January 23, 2019
Application Deadline February 20, 2019

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.