The Mitacs Accelerate industrial postdoc provides 1, 2 or 3 years of funding – valued at $55,000 per year – for a postdoctoral fellow in any discipline. This special initiative offers better leveraging than standard Mitacs Accelerate internships.
Postdoctoral fellows partner with a company or not-for-profit organization and build a longer-term research collaboration.
Companies and organizations gain a competitive advantage by adding a highly-skilled member to their teams while postdoctoral fellows apply their expertise to real-world problems and build business-ready skills.
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.
|Total research funding||$55,000|
|Minimum postdoc stipend/salary||$50,000|
|Maximum funds for research costs||$5,000|
- For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.
|CORIS Internal Review||Please contact your Research Facilitator|
|cuResearch Checklist||January 11, 2019|
|Submission to Sponsor||January 18, 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.
If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.