The Mitacs Elevate Fall 2022 call for proposals is now open — and enhanced funding is available for postdocs in emerging industry sectors.

The Elevate program, open to all disciplines, provides critical career and skills training to postdoctoral fellows through real-world collaborations. This Fall, will offer two award options: Standard and Thematic.


As in prior years, postdoctoral fellows can apply for two years of funding valued at $60,000/year in any discipline.


Sector-specific experts can apply for two years of enhanced funding valued at $80,000/year. Applications must address at least one of the following themes:

  • Agriculture and food
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Cleantech
  • Entertainment and media
  • Quantum science
  • Social innovation

Through Elevate, postdoctoral fellows get the opportunity to:

  • Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit organization
  • Receive exclusive professional development training in career fundamentals, interpersonal skills, communication, intrapreneurialism, leadership and management, and much more
  • Cultivate cross-disciplinary networks and take advantage of peer-learning opportunities
  • Receive a certificate of completion upon completing all program requirements

Plus, if you collaborate with an Indigenous partner organization, they contribute only 25% of the cost of the project!

Key date:

  • The application deadline is February 8, 2023 (5 p.m., PT)
  • Results announcement June 2023
  • Project start date: after result announcement and no later than September 6, 2023

For information on how to apply, please visit the MITACS website